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RECYCLING AT ITS BEST

>> First, all asbestos was removed from the homes. Materials that did not form part of the supporting structure were removed by hand. The materials acquired were sorted and transported separately to be processed and reused for their original purpose. Glass was returned to the glass sector; the tar from the roof was processed into new rolls of roofing material. Next, machines were used to convert the interior walls, exterior facade walls, and supporting structures into high-grade concrete granulate. This granulate was reused in the construction process as concrete mortar or to make elements such as support piles. This way, the use of additional natural resources, such as sand and gravel, was kept to a minimum. Obviously, the ultimate form of sustainability would be to make buildings that last forever. But since that is not always possible, it is important to take to take the possibility of future recycling into account. Almost all the materials used in the construction of Stadstuin are recyclable. The raw materials that are now being used in construction will therefore have a value in the future.

Build now, reuse later

THE ULTIMATE FORM OF SUSTAINABILITY WOULD BE BUILDINGS THAT LAST FOREVER ‘The Stadstuin project marks a break with traditional construction methods,’ says Van de Laarschot. ‘The project has been a trail-blazer in terms of supply chain cooperation because it’s based on circular construction techniques. Achieving our objectives meant that the partners had to be fully transparent with each other. That is essential. It means that you can avoid waste at every step in the construction process. And it worked. No energy, time or materials were wasted in the Stadstuin Overtoom project. And the result is a beautiful, new climate-neutral residential area.’ ••

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