Venlo City Hall

Venlo City Hall


The Venlo Town Hall design is an outstanding example of the application of the Cradle to Cradle principles in the building sector. Venlo Town Hall is recognized for many innovations. The building is designed for its users and residents, for culture and as an example of future innovations and continuous improvements on all scales.

One of the desired results was to improve indoor and outdoor air quality with the building. Average buildings often contain poor indoor air quality, which can have a direct impact on productivity and the number of sick days. The town hall is located on a busy traffic artery, which has a direct effect on outdoor air quality. To compensate for this, integrated elements have been developed to create a healthy, pleasant and safe environment with good air quality. Using natural greenery, a greenhouse purifies the air from outside before it enters the building. An intelligent pipe system ensures that a pleasant temperature is reached before the air is distributed to the various floors.

Another distinguishing feature of the building is the water cycle. The water flows are divided into rainwater, drinking water, gray water, black water, which can be divided into brown and yellow water, such as residual toilet water. Rainwater is collected on the roofs covered with plants to irrigate the green wall and flush toilets.

The City Council's goal is then to generate more renewable energy than the building consumes and to leave a positive footprint on the city.

(2012 - 2016)

EPEA Services

  • Cradle to Cradle training on the Cradle to Cradle® design principle for C2C ExpoLab and participants from the planning team
  • Preparation of Circularity Passports for building products


  • Improving indoor and outdoor air quality
  • Continuous material cycles through manufacturers' leasing and take-back programs
  • Using renewable energy sources
  • Improving water quality
  • Increasing user health and wellbeing

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