Accoya selected for Venlo City Hall


The Netherlands

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Paramount example of Cradle to Cradle Principles in design

The new city hall in Venlo is a paramount example of applying the Cradle to Cradle design principles on a building scale. Over the time period of just 40 years, the Venlo Municipality will have generated a return on investment of roughly 17 million Euros. This project also boasts the highest possible application level of Cradle to Cradle within the fixed budget.

The most important element the design team had to consider was the use of appropriate materials which have green credentials and can be recycled. This is why Accoya was selected as the ideal wood. Accoya was chosen for the interior and exterior of the building. Accoya is gold certified Cradle to Cradle and recently received the platinum accolade for material health from Cradle to Cradle. Accoya was used on the outside of the building for cladding, terraces and window frames, as well as the doors and ceiling.

The commitment to a leadership position in implementing Cradle to Cradle is seen as an important instrument to achieve the desired growth in combination with a clear and positive profile in order to entice businesses to invest in Venlo. The municipality of Venlo considers Cradle to Cradle as an innovative economic design principle, with the highest possible sustainability as a result.


Applications used in this project:Decking Decking Windows Windows Doors Doors Cladding Cladding

Facts and Figures

Venlo has built a new City Hall as a sign of its excellent service to residents and businesses. A pleasant and healthy workplace for employees of the municipality of Venlo stands central; a building that will create a comfortable and healthy working environment combined with innovative sustainability. An icon at the river Meuse, that proudly refers to the agro-logistics tradition of the city Venlo; placed in the centre of attention for Cradle to Cradle-design. A building that exudes what the municipal organisation wants to be: open, transparent and accessible. The design of the new Venlo City Hall was inspired by the Cradle to Cradle-principles.

  • 13,500 m2 of floor area
  • 2,000 m2 of office space in the Nedinsco
  • Approximately 630 workstations (flex-factor 75%)
  • 3-story public parking garage with approximately 400 parking spaces
  • 11 floors
  • 2,026 m2 green facade
  • Total cost: 46 million


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