The greenest tranferium of the Netherlands has been officially been opened on April 22nd. Go and have a look at the Deutersestraat, because in a little while it will mostly be out of sight. The transferium will then be covered in plants. Cousillor Jan Hoskam, delegate Anne-Marie Spierings and Sander Dekker, director Ballast Nedam, opened this energy generating transferium.
The 1,500 high performance solar panels, on the roof, generate twice the energy needed for the parking structure. The energy will be used to charge electric cars, e-bikes and the forthcoming transferium busses. The extra energy is stored in a battery; a technique that hasn’t been used in this way before.
Green and more green.
In a few years the façade of the transferium will be absorbed into its surroundings. The façade will be completely overgrown. Some of the plants capture particulate matter, others attract insects and birds. The surroundings will also become more vegetated, through a wide variety of trees and bushes, such as fruit trees. More trees have been planted than removed.
“Develop the most attractive and greenest transferium in the Netherlands, causing as little disruption as possible,” is what the municipality of ’s-Hertogenbosch asked us. We succeeded.
The transferium is located almost directly on the ring road around ‘s Hertogenbosch. This is an important traffic artery on which congestion was not an option. Ambulances and visitors constantly come and go and the hospital needed to be accessible at all times during construction. In order to enable this, we bundled several fields of expertise together, such as our experience of parking solutions and chain cooperation. We worked efficiently and in short steps, according to the lean principle, so as to minimise any nuisance.
The goal is not to stay ‘the greenest transferium’. We want to inspire others and are happy to share our expertise, so come and have a look!