Localisation: Venlo (Netherlands)

Population: 100,369 (2014)

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Circular procurement of furniture in Venlo

Action leader(s)

City of Venlo (The Netherlands)

Summary

After discarding rehabilitation of the old city hall building as an option due to the bad technical condition of the building and high maintenance costs, the city of Venlo decided to demolish the old building and erect a new city hall that would satisfy the current needs of accessibility and functionality, while delivering at the same time a positive contribution to the town, the staff, the environment and the economy. A design and build competition was launched in 2009, in which designers were asked to present their vision of a sustainable building, making sure to include the use of appropriate safe and healthy materials which can be recycled after their lifetime.This brief focuses on the tender process of the office furniture.