Circular City Heating at WOS Hakfort in Amsterdam || StoneCycling

Circular City Heating at WOS Hakfort in Amsterdam

Reducing CO2 with City Heating

Vattenfall, one of the larger energy suppliers in the Netherlands, has a clear goal: to enable fossil-free living within one generation. We were approached by architect Willem Schutter when he was designing a circular heat substation in Amsterdam.

Construction will soon begin on the Hakfort Heat Transfer Station (Warmteoverdrachtstation Hakfort, or short: WOS Hakfort) in Amsterdam Zuidoost (Southeast). The building is part of the district heating network of the city of Amsterdam.

District heating is comfortable and environmentally friendly heat coming from a combined heat and power plant. The heat is released when electricity is generated and can be reused for heating residential areas and industrial estates. This way of heating requires almost no extra gas.

Residents and companies with district heating and sustainable cooling achieved 55% less CO2 emissions in 2020 in the southeastern part of Amsterdam, compared to gas-fired central heating systems. This will improve further in the coming years by using new, sustainable heat sources.

Location
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Client
Vattenfall
Construction
J.P. Van Eesteren
Application
Facades

Impact

Waste upcycled with this project 104.656 kg
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Orange WasteBasedBricks®
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Render: Willem Schutter Architect

Specks of Beautiful Waste

Circularity is very important to energy company Vattenfall. The heat distribution station will therefore also be constructed as circular as possible with reusable steel construction and reusable wooden beams. The roof of the building will also be covered with grasses.

Construction waste has also been processed in the bricks themselves. StoneCycling supplies WasteBasedBricks® and WasteBasedSlips® in Orange and Nougat, with Raw & Sliced finishes for this project. In the sliced bricks, you can see the construction waste beautifully in the form of light speckles.

The combination of different textures and layers, presented in a lively orange facade with a (5%) touch of Nougat, will result not only in a functional but also an aesthetically pleasing building.

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Nougat WasteBasedBricks®
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Render: Willem Schutter Architect