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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Voorburgstraat 3-5 - 3037 GV Rotterdam - The Netherlands - T: [31] [0] 10 213 6763
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Closed competition for the new Venlo Municipal Office
Municipality of Venlo
Hans Goverde/Kraaijvanger • Urbis, Rotterdam
Daniela Schelle, Vincent van der Meulen, Annemiek Bleumink, Hiroko Kawakami, SimonePinkse, Christian Müller Architects
Advisors competition:
Concept architect:
Christian Müller, CMA, Rotterdam
ABT, adviseurs in bouwtechniek, Delft
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Rijswijk
Search Ingenieursbureau B.V., Amsterdam

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