Roof of the Doelen gets six tennis courts of greenery


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On the roof of concert and congress building de Doelen, the flat roof of 2,581m² will be covered with a wide variety of greenery. That is as big as 10 tennis courts. The water storage on the roof has a capacity of 2,000 bathtubs (300m³). It is the first time that a large municipal building and national monument in the heart of the city will have a multifunctional roof of this size. Today the starting signal for the construction of this roof was given.

"It's great that we're going to make better use of the big roof of the Doelen. It will be a green oasis in the center. The roof will collect rainwater during heavy showers and contribute to cooling when it is hot. Everyone benefits from this''.

Alderman Bas Kurvers (Building and Housing)

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The design for the roof is by Kraaijvanger Architects. The planting plan was made by Deltavormgroep in cooperation with Cruydt Hoeck. Hoveniersbedrijf Van der Tol has been selected for the construction of the roof. The construction of the roof is expected to be completed by the end of February 2022.

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