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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kyrö, Riikka
dc.contributor.author Jylhä, Tuuli
dc.contributor.author Peltokorpi, Antti
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-25T08:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-25T08:54:43Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-04
dc.identifier.citation Kyrö , R , Jylhä , T & Peltokorpi , A 2019 , ' Embodying circularity through usable relocatable modular buildings ' , Facilities , vol. 37 , no. 1-2 , pp. 75-90 . https://doi.org/10.1108/F-12-2017-0129 en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-2772
dc.identifier.issn 1758-7131
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/36916
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Global megatrends such as urbanization and ageing of the population result in fast-paced demographic changes, which pose different types of challenges for different regions. While many rural municipalities bear the burden of under-used buildings, cities are in a hurry to develop new ones to meet new space demands. The purpose of this paper is to assess the potential of relocatable modular buildings to address these challenges, following the principles of circular economy, while at the same time offering usability. Design/methodology/approach: This multiple case study explores existing relocatable modular health-care buildings in Finland. The case buildings host hospital support functions, imaging services, a health-care centre and a care home. The primary data comprise 21 semi-structured interviews and observation during factory and site visits. Findings: Based on the findings, relocatable modular buildings have many benefits and provide a viable option for cities and municipalities struggling to meet their fluctuating space demands. Some challenges were also identified, mainly derived from the dimensional restrictions of the modules. Originality/value: This research contributes to the emerging body of knowledge on circular economy in the built environment. More specifically, the research provides a very concrete example of circularity and details a framework for usable and relocatable modular buildings. In conclusion, relocatable modular buildings could solve the challenges posed by quickly changing demographics in different types of regions and deliver both usability and circularity. en
dc.format.extent 16
dc.format.extent 75-90
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Facilities en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 37, issue 1-2 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Embodying circularity through usable relocatable modular buildings en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering
dc.contributor.department Delft University of Technology
dc.contributor.department Structures – Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
dc.subject.keyword Building
dc.subject.keyword Built environment
dc.subject.keyword Circularity
dc.subject.keyword Modular
dc.subject.keyword Relocatable
dc.subject.keyword Usability
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201902252073
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/F-12-2017-0129
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