Even on vacation, the brain benefits from rest, regularity, and rest

During the summer holidays, the rhythm changes for many people Traveling, going to bed later, away from the usual environment. During the summer holidays, we often deviate from our daily rhythm. But it is less good for our brains. Pediatric neurologist Jolanda Schieving from Radboudumc explains the importance of regularity in our summer series ‘Healthy … Read more

MIMO: makes concrete more sustainable and also saves money

At the beginning of June, TNO launched the MIMO concept for an integrated approach to the transition to sustainable concrete. It is a smart tool with data, calculation models and optimization software. All parties in the concrete industry chain benefit: from designer, supplier and demolition contractor to contractor and client. How will the construction world … Read more

In the middle area, health prevails

How do we turn the indoor space into an outdoor space? If it stands for Jeroen Troost van Schöck, it is an apparent contradiction that is not as impossible as it seems. He argues for the central area where residents can enjoy the outdoor life that people want today, while that area can be thermally … Read more

In the middle area, health prevails

How do we turn the indoor space into an outdoor space? If it stands for Jeroen Troost van Schöck, it is an apparent contradiction that is not as impossible as it seems. He argues for the central area where residents can enjoy the outdoor life that people want today, while that area can be thermally … Read more

Merwedekanaalzone: healthy lifestyle in New York densities

Merwede will be a unique neighborhood for the Netherlands. This is what Hermen Jansen, architect at VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, says, and points to the plans for a lively part of Utrecht, which, with around six thousand homes, will be only ten minutes from Utrecht’s main railway station. New York densities, the architect calls it. Despite this … Read more

Special facade design for the tallest residential tower in the Benelux

In the BouwHelden series, we zoom in on the tallest residential tower in the Netherlands: the Zalmhaventoren. Twenty years ago, Diederik Dam and his team started the first concept designs for the tower in Rotterdam. By 2022, the building will be completed and the first occupants will move into their apartment. The floor is given … Read more

How to design Paris Proof

The ‘Paris Proof’ requirement is increasingly used in requirements programs, both for renovation and new construction. But how do you meet this? For many developers, architects and consultants, there may still be ambiguity around the approach. In this article, we explain what requirements existing buildings and new buildings must meet to become ‘Paris Proof’. You … Read more

For seriously ill children aged 1 to 12 years, there must be a life support scheme

Both doctors and parents say that these children’s lives are sometimes unnecessarily stretched, making them suffer inhumanely. These are only a few children a year, and yet Eduard Verhagen, head of the Pediatric Department at UMCG, has argued for years: Children who suffer hopelessly and unbearably must be able to end their lives by a … Read more

Children and parents are monitored for follow-up consultation hours after admission to the intensive care unit

Every year, about 300 children are resuscitated outside the hospital in the Netherlands Every year, several dozen children with potential brain damage end up in the pediatric intensive care unit at Sophia Børnehospitalet. If they survive, they will be followed for years after their discharge by a unique follow-up consultation to see how they are … Read more

A look behind the scenes: Circular Water Board Vallei en Veluwe

The network of Circle City Apeldoorn and Deventer was a guest at Vallei en Veluwe Water Board on 20 June. Circle City Partner Architecten_Lab made the decor for the redesign of the Veluwezaal, where circularity ultimately played a big role. Both the client and the contractor side shared with those present how this process went … Read more