Tuesday 22 June 17:00 - 19:00

Batch.Works, Hackney Depot
5 Sheep Lane
E8 4QS


Seeing our circular city


An interactive workshop to test and discuss a new augmented reality app showcasing Londonโ€™s circular built environment.

Come try out an augmented reality app that showcases circular economy in buildings.

Buildings shape our cities. They are our workplaces, cultural venues, shops, restaurants, and homes. They also have a significant environmental impact. In response to the need for radical change, the sector has been looking towards a circular economy to reduce waste, keep resources in use and support the sustainability of our cities.

London is home to excellent projects showcasing circular construction, from whole buildings that can be taken apart to reused bricks with rich histories. But these can be invisible to passersby, who miss the exciting ways the city is becoming regenerative.

As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2021 and the Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities (CIRCuIT) project, Grimshaw Architects and ReLondon invite you to try an augmented reality experience in the recently transformed Hackney Depot. No longer used as staff facilities, the space remained empty and derelict for nearly 25 years. Today, it has been given a new lease of life as a makerspace and event venue.

During this interactive workshop and discussion, you'll be able to learn more about circular economy in the built environment. You'll then be invited to test out the first version of the app on site and let us know what you think in a structured discussion session.


Tickets are free and open to all, but are limited on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have a ticket and can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket to make it available to someone else.

COVID-19 considerations

The event will be fully indoors. We will continue to monitor restrictions and guidelines around COVID-19 to ensure that we deliver a safe environment. Ticket holders will be notified of any changes.


Any queries or questions can be directed to Ingrina Shieh at [email protected]


CIRCuIT is a collaborative project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme (grant agreement no 821201), involving 31 ambitious partners across the built environment chain in Copenhagen, Hamburg, Helsinki Region and London. Running until 2023, the project will support the creation of regenerative cities by implementing sustainable and circular construction practices. Through demonstrations, events and other activities, we aim to bridge the gap between theory, practice and policy and showcase how circular construction approaches can be scaled and replicated across Europe to enable cities to build more sustainably and transition to a circular economy.


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