Construction of the new building at the KWR Watercycle Research Institute gets started
KWR Watercycle Research Institute gets a new building on its grounds in Nieuwegein. In contrast to the anonymity of its current surroundings, the new contemporary research centre designed by architect cepezed, will be located at the back of the plot and is designed to be welcoming and transparent. Its innovative design will significantly reduce the building’s energy and water consumption. The building’s sustainability emphasis is further enhanced by the new landscape designed by West 8, which will reduce the volume of grey water released into the sewer system by 60%, putting the primary research goal of KWR Watercycle Research Institute in practice.
This new landscape consists of an ecological garden, reminiscent of the contemplative greens of Oxford, which will surround the new building. This garden pays homage to the local historical context; the old farm, which currently houses the institute, will be preserved and re-appropriated to function as biking shed and act as a historical element to remind future generations of area’s legacy.