The municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch, Ballast Nedam and Switch Energy gave the official starting signal for the development and construction of Transferium Deutersestraat on Friday July 7th. Together, they symbolically started the construction work by putting their signature under the ambition to build the most green transferium.
The municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch wants a car-free center. Therefore, around the old city, several transferia arise. One of them is the transferia Deuterestraat, intended for visitors to the city center and the nearby Jeroen Bosch Hospital. The municipality and Ballast Nedam work together for this ambitious project in an intense and lean way .
The bar is high on both obstacle limitation for the environment and sustainability. The transferium arises almost directly on the edge of 's-Hertogenbosch. An important traffic congestion, where traffic delay simply is not an option. In addition, the hospital must always be accessible during construction. For hikers, wadi's (infiltration facilities) and a nature experience path will be realised along the green facade. Such green facade will grow close so that over time the building will be absorbed in the landscape. The innovative energy system consisting of 1,500 solar panels provides an energy-saving building. Together with ecological measures, such as reuse of chopped wood and a bee hotel, high levels of sustainability ambition are achieved.
This project fits the ambition of Ballast Nedam to make a positive contribution to the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals Charter. The Charter represents seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which ensure that global issues are effectively addressed in a joint way. This project complies with goal 11, Sustainable Cities, goal 13, stop Climate Change, and goal 15, Healthy Forests, and rich biodiversity.
In the picture from left to right: Pieter van Noordenne (owner Switch Energy), Sander Dekker (COO Ballast Nedam) and Jos van Son (Alderman municipality 's-Hertogenbosch)
Photographer: Marc Bolsius