People’s Pavilion: 100% borrowed

The Dutch Design Week is the largest and most important design event in Northern Europe. The central meeting place for creative thinkers and do-ers from around the world is the People’s Pavilion. The building is a design of bureau SLA & Overtreders W. The designers have given a radical new impulse to the notion of a circular economy: the pavilion is made with 100% borrowed materials. Materials from suppliers and producers, but also from Eindhoven residents. Concrete and wooden beams, facade elements, glass roof, recycled plastic cladding: everything is borrowed for 9 days and will be returned to the owners after the DDW. All materials will remain unharmed. There are no screws, glue, drills or saws on the construction site. The People’s Pavilion shows a new future for sustainable building architecture: a powerful design language with new collaborations and intelligent construction methods.

The plastic shingles are designed by bureau SLA and Overtreders W. They are made of plastic household waste.


winner Dutch Design Award 2018
winner Frame Award Sustainability 2018
winner Arc '18 Innovation Award 2018
nominated for New Material Award 2018

design: Overtreders W & bureau SLA
year: 2017
location: Ketelhuisplein, Eindhoven
client: Dutch Design Foundation
built by: Ham & Sybesma
structural engineering: Arup
photography: Jeroen van der Wielen Filip Dujardin