I recent time, one record followed another in the world of wooden buildings. The ‘Dutch Mountains’ is one of the latest records in the Netherlands. Up to date, it will become the largest wooden building on our planet and rise up in the Dutch city of Veldhoven which belongs to the region of Eindhoven. The combination of high tech and natural building materials results in a nature-close atmosphere ensuring an immediate feelgood guarantee as soon as you move in, without having to wave the service of, for instance, state-of-the-art central building control systems or an energy generating facade.
There is much more than just wood
Switch Between Day and Night
The ‘Dutch Mountains’ is not the first wooden record in the Netherlands. Not even two years ago, we reported about the construction of the 21-storey timber tower HAUT in Amsterdam.
… transform the complex into a full-featured green building dream
As the production of wooden materials requires less energy and leads to fewer pollutants compared to common construction materials like steel or concrete, the ‘Dutch Mountains’ can be called a real green building. As the responsible architect firm Vermeulen states, the building materials are non-leachable, reusable and even biodegradable. Additionally, the building use is highly flexible. Thanks to the fully data-driven and experience-directed smart building technology, spaces can be used in different ways with changed functions and needs within a day.
The elongated ‘Dutch Mountains’ building will provide spaces for offices, a hotel, various conference centers, a parking lot and more. The large park in the center of the wooden project is a real enrichment in addition to the sustainable structure. It provides seating areas, a pond, walking trails and, of course, greenery. Even sheep, responsible for the maintenance, are part of the park.
A Wooden Structured High Tech Complex
And there is much more than mentioned above. The designer’s vision is a self-sufficient green complex. A naturally ventilated and illuminated parking garage, with solar generators equipped facades, a rooftop pool for swimming and firefighting in an emergency case, grey water purifying wetlands, a rainwater utilization system and the integrated geothermal power station transform the complex into a full-featured green building dream.
The 404 Meters Long ‘Dutch Mountains’ Project Competes with The World’s Highest Skyscrapers