Leader of the circular transition
TU Delft is researching how best to limit the large contribution of construction to emissions, raw material use, and waste production. Compared to other building components such as facades and roofs, kitchens are more often replaced. This is because the functional life - how long the kitchen meets the (aesthetic) requirements of the user - and the technical life - how long the kitchen functions as intended - are generally much shorter. Since kitchens are replaced relatively more often, research into the Circular Kitchen can make a major contribution to the transition to a circular built environment.

Recently, a lot of work has been done to investigate what is possible in practice, and what in theory is the best solution for the development of the Circular Kitchen.

Meanwhile, the second prototypes have been placed in homes. During the webinar on 4 March, we will discuss what we learned during the installation of prototype 2.

In addition, the Circular Kitchen will be placed in a social perspective. Various experts will discuss the social relevance and sustainability impact of the Circular Kitchen. They will also explain how the lessons learned from the kitchen can be translated to other components for circular home renovation.

Sign up
Are you interested in the research of the Circular Kitchen? Then you are invited to join the webinar of the Circular Kitchen on 4 March 2021. The webinar starts at 12:00 and lasts until 13:30. Please, register with Jin-Ah Duijghuisen by email. You will then receive a link to the webinar.

Circular Kitchen

Joining forces
Scientists, builders, and the market have joined forces for the research. The Circular Kitchen is the result of a collaboration between TU Delft, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), kitchen manufacturer Bribus, Atag, Dirkzwager Group, and various landlords. The research is being carried out with a European grant from EIT Climate-KIC.

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The Circular Kitchen

Circularity in Urban Regions

The Circular Kitchen aims for a market-ready solution to be tested in social housing. It is a resource and energy efficient step towards a circular economy developed with Dutch and Swedish partners where current innovations fail to scale.


First Circular Kitchen prototypes placed

Circularity in Urban Regions

The first Circular Kitchens are currently being tested in houses.


Circular Components in Built Environment

Circularity in Urban Regions

Creating a circular economy (CE) in the built environment is one of today’s biggest societal challenges. In this project the proofs of principle for a Circular Kitchen and a Circular Plug-and-play Central Heating Boiler were developed and tested.