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HOFBOGEN

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

An old elevated train track in downtown Rotterdam is being redeveloped as a commercial strip and elevated park. City heating can easily be integrated in the design thereby connecting the Rotterdam Airport and developments around it to the city district-heating network. In this manner, industrial waste heat can be used to warm the pre-war buildings along this trajectory, thereby radically reducing their CO2 footprint.

The principle of cascading the heat is used. The pre-war structures can be warmed using 90˚ water (using radiators), the water that comes out at 60˚ can be used for urban agriculture in greenhouses, in turn the 40˚ water from this process can be used for new buildings with concrete core activation. Finally, the remaining water at 25˚ can be used for heating the outdoor pool ontop of the viaduct. This strategy can radically reduce CO2 footprints in existing urban fabrics.
client
Rotterdam Climate Initiative
location
Rotterdam, Netherlands
program
4 km mixed use,roof park, integration of city heating in the roof scape
status
sketch design 2009
design
Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Kees Besterveld, Lieke Genten, Firas Abou Fakher and Maxime Sollier
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