“Produce, use, and dispose” – the concept of linear economy has resulted in more plastics in the sea than trees on the planet. Based on the World Economic Forum’s forecast, number of plastics pieces will exceed the number of fish in the sea by 2050. Along with continuous development, resources on earth are running out while more and more waste is produced. We have to take immediate action to change from linear economy to circular economy.
To strive for transforming to circular economy with no more waste, we need to consider the start point and the end point the same one, and then think about products’ sustainable circulation and business model. In 2017, 325 parties of different level from industry, government, academics, and research institute in the Netherlands signed the National Raw Materials Agreement. This is to declare the country’s commitment in producing no more waste and having resource circulation when it comes to 2050. At the same time, the agreements tends to draw global society’s attention to face this crisis together and collaborate internationally to work things out.
“Holland Pavilion: Almere the Green City” is designed upon the concept of circular economy. It is a combination of knowledge contributed by the Netherlands and Taiwan. Based on the theme of “growing green cities” in the international horticultural exhibition, Floriade, in 2022 in Almere, the Netherlands, the first circular architecture in Taiwan is built for people to have a glance at the ideal city in the future. After the exposition, the life of building materials and equipment will still continue.
In the Holland Pavilion in 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition, you can see beautiful flowers and a sustainable future.