How to bring circularity principles to life in a residential building in Spain – workshop puts a plan together for rollout of three co-creation ideas
An online workshop was organised in late September to plan how to implement three co-creation ideas for the HOUSEFUL demo building Quirze del Valles, near Barcelona. Organised by project partners Agencia l’habitage de Catalunya and We&B with the participation of LEITAT and iTEC, the workshop involved stakeholders from the neighbourhood, the local council and the region.
The first co-creation idea concerns how to show the benefits of the HOUSEFUL and Plug-n-Harvest projects' solutions. The second is about how to implement the necessary training on the circular solutions proposed. And the third idea is about how to achieve a sustainable and responsible community for introducing and using these solutions.
The three ideas emerged in a first workshop last year. The second workshop therefore looked at the barriers, needs and assumptions around implementing them. It also considered who does what and for whom.
Well before this second workshop (April 2021), local HOUSEFUL project partners engaged with residents, sharing the three ideas with them and addressing any concerns they had.
Once the ideas had been approved, the project partners brought together the key public stakeholders in the area for the workshop:
Sant Quirze del Vallès City Council and the Vallès Occidental Regional Council through the Vallès Circular platform.
The building in Sant Quirze del Vallès provides council housing. Unfortunately it has humidity and energy efficiency problems, which makes life uncomfortable for residents. The building is managed by the HOUSEFUL partner, Agència de l'Habitage de Catalunya (AHC) which, together with Plug’n'Harvest, seeks to work on the circularity and sustainability of this building to offer a better quality of life to its tenants and the surrounding environment.