A few sentences providing a brief description of the project
The Integraal Kind Centrum de Zuidstroom (De Zuidstroom primary school) which opened in 2015, was designed and built entirely according to cradle to cradle (C2C) principles. The ambition of the client, Fortior, was not only to realise a circular and healthy school building; but also to approach the construction as a learning tool in the field of circular economy. The pupils are consequently regarded as ambassadors of the future and have circular philosophy firmly embedded in their DNA.
Research has revealed that the average school building in the Netherlands is 38 years old, does not comply with the basic principles of educational institutions, and a staggering 80% (!) do not meet air quality target standards.
The De Zuidstroom distinguishes itself by providing a pleasant, healthy and safe learning and working environment for children, teachers and local residents alike.