NIOO Building in Wageningen (the Netherlands)

Course subject(s) 7 Synthesis

The next video is about the NIOO (Netherlands Institute of Ecology) building in Wageningen (the Netherlands). This building was designed based on the Cradle to Cradle principles and its design was influenced by the ecological processes and dynamics of nature. The cycles of water, nutrients and energy are, to the largest extent possible,  closed within the design of the building.

This video is relevant for this MOOC because it brings together a number so aspects covered throughout the last weeks:

  • Shape & Structure and Resources Shortage is demonstrated in the architectural principle of cradle to cradle;
  • Urban Services, Infrastructure &  Transport and Climate Change is demonstrated in the innovative methods for electricity production and heat storage;
  • Natural Resources and Climate Change is demonstrated in the efficiency of water use and reuse;
  • Urban Services, Infrastructure &  Transport and Resource Shortage is demonstrated in nutrient recovery and reuse.

We challenge you to find more connections between this video and the content of this MOOC. Do you agree with the case? Are these types of integrations possible in your urban environment?

Video: NIOO Building

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