User freedom and circularity
Flexibility has been the basis of Mei’s designs for more than 25 years to give users freedom and extend the life of buildings. With open structures, we offer space for a wide range of possible interpretations, both on the scale of the building and of the urban ensemble. We guarantee the adaptability of buildings by disconnecting building components of different lifespans: the main supporting structure, façade, systems and finishing.
Mei is one of the founders of OPENBUILDING.CO, the network that gives renewed attention to Open Building, as developed by John Habraken in the 1960s. Based on the current need to build in a circular way, the relevance of these principles is becoming clearer than ever.