The circular economy discourse within built environment has mainly focused on cradle-to-cradle design practices and salvaging building materials for new construction. This is paradoxical, as the transition from a linear to a circular economy is not possible without optimizing the use of our existing building stock. SHare, Optimize, Reimagine – reframing circular economy for the real estate and construction industry focuses on existing buildings, and on alternative circular approaches such as shared spaces and adaptive reuse.
The mission of SHORE is to collectively reimagine a circular future for the real estate and construction industry. We will establish, through transdisciplinary research and co-creative case studies in Sweden and Finland, how sharing could shape the business, how adaptive reuse could be optimized for both cost and carbon, and what circularity could look like in the real estate and construction industry in the years to come.
- Lundgren, R. & Kyrö, R. (2021) Sky is the limit - seeking social impact through adaptive reuse of and industrial site, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Circularity in the Built Environment, 24-26 November 2021, Delft, the Netherlands.
- Kyrö, R. (2020) Share, Preserve, Adapt, Rethink – a focused framework for circular economy IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 588 04203
- Kyrö, R. (2020) How can the real estate sector transition to circular economy? Approaches for Real Estate Management, 19th EuroFM Research Symposium, EFMIC 2020, 15-24
SHORE is funded by Formas - a Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development.