Marga Klompé educational building: Highest point reached
On Monday, July 10, 2023, the highest point was reached in the construction of the new Marga Klompé educational building. An important milestone! The educational building is being constructed by BAM Bouw en Techniek using circular construction materials. Tilburg University is very ambitious with respect to sustainability and is taking another big step forward with this building.
Tilburg University is proud of its campus and takes the preservation of green space into account in developing it. Vice-President on the Executive Board Paulina Snijder on the subject: “The Marga Klompé building is going to be a fine and beautiful addition to our campus: built sustainably, echoing other architecture on the campus, and enhancing the green environment. I am very pleased that we have now reached the highest point and I hope it will not take long before students and staff can use and enjoy the building.”
At the moment, more than eighty construction workers are working on the building, sometimes all at the same time. The structural work is well under way and the finishing of the building is in full swing.
The highest point has been reached: 21.1 meters above ground level. After the construction workers’ holiday period, the main focus will be on connecting the building to the campus facilities, including electricity, sewerage, and water. If everything continues to go according to plan, the new educational building will be ready by the fourth quarter of 2023. The building is due to be officially opened at the beginning of 2024.
Sustainability is an important theme at Tilburg University, also in its business operations. One example is the circular construction of new buildings wherever possible. One typical example during the construction of this building is the cladding: it is screw-fixed rather than glued. This allows the system to be disassembled so the cladding can be reused.
When asked what BAM is proud of, regional director Jos Jammers states: “BAM is building a sustainable future. We offer clients sustainability and life-cycle solutions. We see a growing need for sustainable construction and circularity to reduce our carbon, resources, and waste footprints. With its almost completely reusable wooden load-bearing structure and the reusable natural stone cladding, the Marga Klompé Building is both sustainable and circular.”