ReSourceCity Binckhorst is a circular hub, a workplace, laboratory and an exciting, inviting place in which making, innovating, experiencing and meeting are central. It is the place in The Hague where one ‘down to earth’ work on the new, zero-waste economy. The aim is to make the abstract concept of ‘circular economy’ – in which the waste of one person is a raw material for another- visible for young and old. Here you can see, taste, smell and feel the circular economy. In ReSourceCity you learn how to use orange peelers as a cleaning agent, taste how bread tastes baked with beer grain and experiment with live plastic waste shredding to immediately print a new design in 3D.
ReSource City will be an open, transparent building that is light, smart, modular, inexpensive and fully dismountable and as self-sufficient as possible. Rainwater is collected for reuse in the greywater circuit. The energy supply consists of solar panels and the use of passive energy. As the basis of the building, which will grow organically, we use the construction system of Sustainer Homes: a modular system that builds on the technology of the Wiki House principle. ReSource City is an experiment and thus becomes the first large building in the world to be built using this technique. ReSourceCity will be a showcase, the state of the art of circular building.