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Office with Materials Passport at EOSTA in The Netherlands

Waste-Based Wall Cladding

As Europe’s leading importer and distributor of organic fruit and vegetables, Eosta (with Nature & More as a leading brand) was in dire need of more space after years of continuous growth.

A new 19,500m² building was designed by Thomas Rau. Its shell was realised by Systabo under the instruction of VolkerWessels Vastgoed.

The fittings and interior were carried out by Ex Interiors in conjunction with Logge Circulair.

Location
Waddinxveen, The Netherlands
Design
Ex Interiors
Application
Interior Walls

Impact

Waste upcycled with this project 4.600 kg
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Materials Passport

The building has many circular and sustainable characteristics. Both the shell and design have a ‘materials passport’, which states the materials used to ensure they can be reused as much as possible after demolition.

The roof of the distribution and packaging halls will be completely covered with solar panels, and rainwater will be collected and used for local horticultural irrigation.

The building exudes warmth and humanity and may be considered the physical expression of the company’s core values of Authenticity, Togetherness, and Social Responsibility.

The designers of Ex Interiors approached us to work with them on a waste-based concept for the wall cladding of this sustainable office.

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45 CM WasteBasedBrick®

Together we selected our Mushroom WasteBasedBrick® as the starting point for this special project, to be able to create a colour and texture nuance. We changed the recipe of the brick slightly to create a gradient of the brick. Then we worked with three types of finishes: Raw, Punched and Sliced.

Additionally, Ex Interiors challenged us to create the longest WasteBasedBrick® we’ve produced so far. With its 45 centimetre length, we were able to contribute a unique long & lean brick slip to a lively and warm sustainable interior.

Using the Mushroom WasteBasedBrick® as a base, we were able to create an efficient production process. The brick bond then allowed the masons to use every little bit of the Mushroom, creating almost no new waste during the construction process.

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands officially opened the office in November 2018, together with CEO Volkert Engelsman. We are extremely proud to be part of such an ambitious project together with one of the leading specialists in circular and sustainable building.

Together we managed to upcycle 4600 kilos of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills.

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Media Mentions

Circularity requires a fundamentally different approach. We define it as facilitating the consequences of temporality.

Odette Ex, Ex Interiors