Parking garage Zuid in Nieuwegein goes beyond the beaten track and is to become the greenest and most sustainable parking garage in the Netherlands. Ballast Nedam and Nieuwegein municipality have signed a construction team agreement for this project and are working on the final design.
The car park will be next to the Zuidstedeviaduct near St Antonius Hospital and will have over 550 parking spaces. Of these, 237 spaces are intended for future residents of the new CityPromenade project. The design is in the hands of Ballast Nedam Parking and architect partner wUrck.
Working Together on Sustainable Objectives
Ballast Nedam Parking won the tender for the new car park partly because of its vision of sustainability and liveability. This ties in with the municipality's ambition to make Nieuwegein the most sustainable city center in the Netherlands and with Ballast Nedam Parking's mission to work with clients and regular partners to make parking garages more sustainable by building circularly and minimizing CO2 emissions.
The car park, therefore, has a major role for nature. Thanks to a façade with bamboo, wood, and plants, the car park will store CO2 and make a positive contribution to biodiversity. The parking facility will generate net energy instead of using it. In the construction team, Ballast Nedam and the municipality of Nieuwegein are also investigating the optimum opportunities for reusability, so that the garage will have an even higher sustainability factor.
About Ballast Nedam Parking
Ballast Nedam Parking is a fully owned operating company of the Dutch Civil Engineering and General Building Contractor Ballast Nedam N.V., a renowned Dutch listed company, offering an extensive package of construction-related products and services. The company, established in 1877, ranks among the top-five Dutch construction groups. Ballast Nedam aims to set itself apart by undertaking high-profile construction projects, based on a high degree of knowledge and expertise. At all levels in the organization, commitment, quality, expertise, reliability, and flexibility vis-a-vis the client are the key.