The established ‘take, make and waste’ model influencing technological innovation, prosperity, social change and mobility is damaging our environment. Moving away from a linear treatment of resources towards a regenerative, a circular model is an integral element of QED’s ethos.
As our society is becoming more mobile, will large centralised facilities be replaced by nimble flexible companies? Will today’s hot desking become tomorrow’s mobile working? Can moveable and re-usable buildings flex up and down as our society evolves?
Perceiving ‘pop-up’ as temporary or transient (and perhaps negative) is only seeing part of the story – moveable buildings facilitate development, regenerate areas, reduce financial risk, all the while re-using precious, finite resources.