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Demolition of the Prisma building

Published: 11th January 2021 Last updated: 11th January 2021

At the beginning of 2021, a start will be made with the demolition of the Prisma building. This building was built in the 80's with office space as its main function. A secondary function of this building was education. According to current standards the building is no longer suitable for both purposes. Therefore this building will be demolished to make room for a new building including a food court. The work will last until the autumn of 2021.

We carry out the work in two phases and opt for circular demolition. In the first phase we mainly disassemble. We remove parts and building materials with as little damage as possible for reuse. In this phase we also remove asbestos from the building. No nuisance is expected and the education in adjacent buildings can continue.

In the second phase we remove the heavy load-bearing structure, floors and roof, which has to be done with heavy equipment. This will take place in the summer vacations (July and August) to disrupt education and research as little as possible. The Warandegebouw will then have to be completely closed and nuisance is to be expected in some other buildings as well. Alternatives will be sought for exams in this period.

The adjacent Warande building will remain. A temporary new façade will be placed where the Prisma building is attached to the Warande building.

Read more about the demolition.

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