The Public Psychiatric Centre Geel has been working according to sustainable building principles for its building projects for years. Lately, we have taken that interest in sustainability to a higher level and now we are ready to take the first step towards circular construction.
For example, with the Circular PVT project we want to design and build a new Psychiatric Care Home in which we, in cooperation with the Osar architectural firm, try to incorporate circular building principles into the process as much as possible.
We consciously choose building materials that are reusable in the long term, without losing sight of our budget. We strive to work with sustainable materials that are not only of value to us as the client, but also to the environment. For example, we opted for more sustainable alternatives for the facade (by working with the sustainable system of Facadeclick), the cavity insulation (based on lactic acid) and the ceilings (cooling and heating system based on clay).
In this way, we not only want to comply with future building standards regarding energy performance, among other things, but we also want to set an example and break down old barriers.
Partners Osar architecten, Hooyberghs NV
Thanks to this project, we were able to take the sustainable aspect of our construction projects to the next level. It can become a milestone for many future plans. In addition, we would like to play a pioneering role and engage in dialogue with other actors about their future projects. Local authorities or other organisations are therefore always welcome to visit us.