Nieuw Zuid : First tree planting
26 November 2014 : First tree planting for the Nieuw Zuid Project in Antwerp
Mr. Bart De Wever, mayor of Antwerp, and Mr. Rob Van De Velde, city council member for urban development, planted a symbolic first tree on the site of Nieuw Zuid.
The total surface of this site is 18 hectares, of which 12 hectares will be used as a green lung for this new urban development. The aim is to connect all the different buildings on this site to a central district heating, in order to achieve an energy neutral heating comfort.
The construction works for the first building, started already in January 2014, but the final end of this project is foreseen in 2028. By then there will be 2.000 houses, but also schools, offices and retail areas within a big green parkland.
Client : Stadsontwikkeling Antwerpen Zuid, Triple Living
Architect : Poponcini & Lootens, Atelier Kempe Thill,Styfhals & Partners,Brut + C.F.Moller