CIK: The Circular Kitchen

Buildings consist of many components such as installations, kitchens, bathrooms, window-stills etc. These can be replaced by circular components during maintenance and renovation, leading to a bottom-up implementation of a circular economy in the built environment. 

In project CIK, the TU Delft, Chalmers, AMS Institute, industry partners and clients develop one such circular component: The Circular Kitchen. In four years the CIK will be developed to a prototype and market-ready product which will be implemented in demonstration exemplars as part of deep retrofit projects in the Netherlands and Sweden. In the CIK the design, business and industrial model are developed in parallel to each other.

Facts

Programme / funding: Climate-KIC, TU Delft, Chalmers and AMS Institute 
Role: Lead partner
Project duration: January 2018 - December 2021
Principal researchers: 
Prof.dr.ir. Vincent Gruis, ir. Anne van Stijn, dr.ing. Gerard van Bortel, ir. Bas Jansen

Project partners

TU Delft, Chalmers, AMS Institute, Bribus keukens, ATAG, Dirkzwager Groep, Eigen Haard, Waterweg Wonen, Woonbedrijf, Ymere, Vedum, ASKO, HSB

Further information

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