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

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

Eneco relation event highlights success factors and challenges in area development

Successful area development is about more than just a future-proof energy system that can meet the need for heat and cold. Lower housing costs for end users and security of supply and affordability for project partners who stick their necks out are important pillars for getting a project realized. These insights were expressed during Eneco’s … Read more

Eneco relation event highlights success factors and challenges in area development

Successful area development is about more than just a future-proof energy system that can meet the need for heat and cold. Lower housing costs for end users and security of supply and affordability for project partners who stick their necks out are important pillars for getting a project realized. These insights were expressed during Eneco’s … Read more

‘Data and digitization main asset for solving sustainability problems’

Data & Digitization plays a significant role in solving tasks such as network congestion and balancing energy supply and demand. Smart combinations of information flows can even positively affect the well-being and health of building users. The participants in the data and digitization seminar discovered how sustainability issues are addressed with smart buildings and areas. … Read more