Together with the city of Roeselare, we aspire to build the most sustainable town hall in Flanders. To achieve this, we make smart design choices, demolish circularly and opt for sustainable materials and energy-efficient techniques.
How exactly are we doing this? By replacing outdated and energy-hungry buildings with an ecological new building, energy costs will fall by 70 per cent. In addition, the new town hall will save no less than 1 million litres of drinking water per year through smart rainwater recovery and the installation of a green roof, among other things. A lot of materials from the old buildings are being reused: as much as 99.5% of the 9 million kilos of demolition waste will be given a new use. Furthermore, the new town hall will bring a strong improvement for employees and visitors thanks to the acoustic comfort and the high-quality airflow.
Proof that these choices pay off was provided by the interim report by BREEAM, an international sustainability hallmark. The city hall is still well on its way to the 'excellent' label, a level that only a few public buildings in Flanders achieve.
Learn more about the project here.