RHEINZINK at Cradle to Cradle Park 20|20

10.04.2013

Since last year RHEINZINK is a sponsor of Park 20|20, the first Cradle to Cradle (C2C) working environment in the Netherlands. Thus RHEINZINK positions itself again as a sustainable construction product. The project comprises sustainable office space and inspiring public spaces with different meeting areas, sport facilities, a parkcafè, a supermarket and a kindergarten. Three buildings and the bar of the parkcafè were cladded with RHEINZINK. And so with a good reason, for RHEINZINK roofs, façades and roof drainage products are C2C-certified.

Like nature Cradle to Cradle doesn’t know any waste, waiving and restrictions. By way of biological and technical cycles of materials the right products are applied in the right place at the right time. The method of production „Cradle to Cradle“ is directly contrary to the method „Cradle to Grave“ where material streams often do not take into consideration the conservation of resources. Instead of reducing the linear flow patterns of present-day products and production methods the C2C concept provides for their regeneracy into nutrient cycles, so that once created values are conserved for men and environment. C2C is one of the major sustainable marks in the USA, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

The first project which is already completed is the FOX holiday building. It is also one of the first BREEAM-certified buildings with RHEINZINK in the world. BREEAM is a method that gives information about the environmentally relevant overall performance of a building, from planning to completion and utilisation. The negative façade is cladded with RHEINZINK-prePATINA graphite-grey in standing seam technology of three different widths. Next to the office spaces an experience centre shows information about sustainability and contains a showcase with the different sponsors of the park. In addition to the state-of-the-art meeting facilities the centre offers a free access exhibition space from where you can look into the office of the future.

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