The municipal offices in Venlo are situated in a unique building, because they were designed and built based on the principle of Cradle to Cradle (C2C). There is no such thing as waste. All products are a seedbed for something new. Products are designed such that, after being used, the base materials can be used again. Cradle to Cradle is about adding value. A product is designed to deliver a benefit for mankind, the environment and the economy.
The new municipal offices are full to the brim with minor and major C2C solutions. This tour takes you with it through those solutions. At each solution, you get a brief explanation. Start the tour or download the overview with all the solutions at a glance.How does City hall Venlo work Start the tour
The administration level and the restaurant are situated at the heart of the building (the plaza) to get people moving.
The stairs get employees moving more and stimulate communication in the building.
The green facade purifies the air. The roof garden and greenhouse provide for a pleasant working environment. The green interior wall in the common-use spaces promotes a healthy indoor climate (humidity, oxygen, acoustics).
The technical (south) facade is in aluminium and is fully reusable without loss of quality. The biological (north) facade consists mainly of green planting. The pots the plants sit in were specially designed for the green facade and are C2C certified. The inside facade behind it is in wood and thus environmentally friendly and reusable. The concrete consists partly of recycled concrete, with C2Ccertified additives as an environmentally positive alternative.
Het beton bestaat voor een deel uit gebroken en gebruikt beton; met C2C-gecertificeerde chemische substantie toegevoegd, als milieu-postitief alternatief.
Waste segregation and management.
The C2C principle was also applied in the interior. Below are a few examples.
Sitting comfortably and healthily, fully recyclable (C2C certified).
The floorcovering is made of plastic bottles: re-used materials, fully recyclable.
Frequent use of rubberwood (recuperation of the tree after a life as a latex donor. Trees are replanted).
Made of rubberwood (C2C certified)
Venlo sees C2C as an economically innovative principle with the highest possible form of sustainability as a result. The region plans to grow to become the C2C Valley.
By embracing the C2C principles, the Venlo region intends to
In these case studies we take you with us into the development and maintenance of our municipal offices. Developers, building contractors and consultants talk about the choices they made during the construction of these splendid municipal offices.