Multiple-use design is a step further towards lifecycle building (i.e. reversible building), which can be considered as a backbone of the circular building and circular economy in construction. A building isn’t seen as a finished static product, but as an ever-evolving structure that keeps up with the time, new technological developments, and user requirements. An upgradable building that accommodates changing user’s needs and technologies over time. A building that is always fit for purpose while no m² of material is wasted during the transformation and upgrading processes and while each m² of material has valuable applications during its whole life (through multiple use options).
How might we enable the re-use of products, components, materials and fittings, during professional space design, focused on durability and adaptability?