On the site of the Termunt Mountain, the municipality of Tervuren wants to develop a new multifunctional infrastructure project. The building will house the local football club and youth centre, but it will also be sufficiently polyvalent to accommodate other associations or private initiatives.
In the development of this project, we pay a lot of attention to applying circular principles. Our ambition is to use as few primary raw materials as possible, but rather materials and components that can later be reused or recycled to a high degree.
Circular building is still a very new principle in Flanders and there are hardly any example projects of it. Therefore, we believe that this project can be a real pilot project to stimulate other municipalities and building owners to build in a more sustainable or even circular way.
The project is still in its development phase, with BC Architects and studies giving concrete form to our circular ambitions through the development of an implementation plan.
We have already learned some interesting lessons, had to abandon some paths, while other opportunities have taken their place. Since the project has not yet been implemented, we cannot yet evaluate any concrete achievements. The final result strongly depends on the choices we will make in the coming weeks and months in many different areas.
We know for sure that in future tenders we will take more account of the aspects of sustainability and circularity. We also try to spread such thinking in the internal organisation.