Competition City Hall, Venlo

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The brief presented a unique challenge in the form of stringent sustainability requirements set by Venlo municipality, which is the first region in the world to attempt full implementation of the Cradle-to-Cradle principles. The result was a unique design process and an extraordinary (vision)building that combines a comfortable working environment with sustainable innovation. It also incorporates several strategies to guarantee sustainability: the heavily polluted air from the adjacent road is purified by the building and cooled down with the help of the River Maas and the underground car park; the offices and glasshouses generate heat for the (connected) apartments; rain water is collected and used, then purified and released into the Maas. (HG) 

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Location:
Venlo
Project:
Closed competition for the new Venlo Municipal Office
Competition:
2009
Client:
Municipality of Venlo
Architect:
Hans Goverde/Kraaijvanger • Urbis, Rotterdam
Projectteam:
Daniela Schelle, Vincent van der Meulen, Annemiek Bleumink, Hiroko Kawakami, SimonePinkse, Christian Müller Architects
 
Advisors competition:
Concept architect:
Christian Müller, CMA, Rotterdam
Structure:
ABT, adviseurs in bouwtechniek, Delft
Sustainability:
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Rijswijk
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