Pilot description

We will work with tourist entrepreneurs and other stakeholders (f.e. architects, contractors) to Co-create the Circular design proposal. In this way we demonstrate the possibility of a circular economy tourist accommodation and will also function as a test for tourist entrepreneurs who want to invest in circular economy accommodation but still have concerns; by involving them in the design they can test features and technics that they plan to apply, and receive feedback from users.

In the meantime, students of the architecture program have started designing the building. On our news page you will find a nice interview with lecturer-researcher Maarten den Hollander and students who are working on this pilot within FACET: click here for the article.

Construction of FACET pilot HZ University of Applied Sciences started

On Monday September 12, the construction of a bio-circular accommodation started in Middelburg (Zeeland, the Netherlands).

The aim of this pilot is to demonstrate the possibilities of building with circular and biobased materials in tourist accommodations. The final design consists of a two-storey building with an exhibition space and an apartment.

In the elaboration, materials are sometimes chosen for the sake of feasibility. Not all of these materials are fully in line with the “biobased” theme, for example due to chemical additives. These materials will be mapped and alternatives will also be named. We may actually apply these alternatives at a later stage.

Many thanks to

The following parties contributed to the realization of this pilot:

Rothuizen Architecten en Adviseurs B.V

Thys + Gutberlet architectuur


Van de Velde installatiegroep

Van Aken schroeffundering


Construction started at the location on Kleverkerseweg in Middelburg

Frame 19-9-2022

The most recent pictures of the design:

Graphics of the design
Graphics of the design

The photos below are the first photos of the design, designed by students of the HZ University of Applied Sciences.

First design round
First design round

Over deze pilot

Thema: Circulair building
R-strategie: Repurpose, Rethink, Reuse
Betrokken partners: HZ University of Applied Sciences