Top 5 by Bas van de Westerlo - which building projects to visit

During last years, many video’s, books, projects and products became available around the circular economy and cradle to cradle. You want to stay up-to-date, but where to start?  We help you with this by spreading recommendations of other C2C and circular economy enthusiasts.

In this series we will give a circular enthusiast, a stage to tell about his/hers recommendations.  This person will share his or her list with best items, such as a top-5 must visit projects or top-10 books to read.

We will use the motto “Celebrate Diversity”, so you will be inspired by all different personal recommendations, which help you though your Cradle to Cradle and circular economy journey. Enjoy!

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About my personal top 5 recommendations for building projects
Recent years more and more projects are developed with the circulair principles as starting point. Personally, I am very excited to see the practical application of circularity in the built environment and governmental processes. Fully in line with this, this top-5 list consist projects that I know and/or visited personally. Hopefully, by giving more attention to these best-practices, this will result in even better follow-up projects.

  1. City Hall - Venlo
  2. Park 20|20 - Hoofddorp
  3. Backsippans Preschool - Ronneby 
  4. Primary school de Zuidstroom - Venlo
  5. Closed Loop Cycle Productions - South of Americas

What means C2C to me?
C2C is for me personally all about creating positive impact. Doing good for people and the environment, while simultaneously good for the economy and your own wallet! Nobody can be against a world where it is safe, healthy and pleasant, with clean air, water, soil and energy! So, there are no reasons  not joining this transition. So, lets continu!  

My C2C activities and experiences
From my work at the C2C ExpoLAB, I am happy to be part of different building developments. Some examples are primary school de Zuidstroom, gyms, area developments, interiors and (off course) the City Hall Venlo project. Based on this work, I got more and more interested in tendering and procurement. And in specific, how to translate the circular principles in tender processes. Just by asking to good (circular) questions, this will leverage innovation! 

More about me
Bas van de Westerlo is a passionate believer in the principles of Cradle to Cradle and the circulair economy. He holds a Master's degree in Architecture, Building and Planning from the Technical University of Eindhoven. Bas is specialist consultant and Cradle to Cradle Certified Consultant (2011) at the C2C ExpoLAB in the focus areas built environment and public tenders.

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