A home is more than four walls. A home is about the view, living happiness, the neighbourhood. That is why we are making work of neighbourhoods where the quality of life is great, with greenery where possible, climate-saving measures and a low-traffic layout. As a developer, we also take our responsibility in relation to the environment, society and planet extremely seriously. Every day we seek solutions for how things can be even greener, different and better.
We recover soil from excavations to raise the site elsewhere and reduce truck traffic. For example, in Antwerp, we raised a section on the Scheldekaaien (Scheldt Quays), thus making the raising of the flood wall at that location unnecessary.
At Nieuw Zuid, we laid the largest heat grid in Belgium, with a view to later connecting other parts of Antwerp to the grid and using renewable energy such as residual heat from industry or water treatment plant as a heat source. In the Tuinen van Eden in Wilrijk, we are providing the largest residential BEO (Borehole Thermal Energy Storage) field in Flanders.
On the Slachthuissite there will be shared vegetable gardens and greenhouses, in Tuinen van Eden a community garden zone and an orchard.
Two-thirds of Nieuw Zuid is reserved for green space. The 86 trees, 1,000 shrubs and 1,200 plants on the roofs and terraces of the Palazzo Verde building single-handedly purify 5 tons of CO2 from the air.