Circular, flexible and certified.
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NICE Buildings concept.
Building with wood is a highly debated topic and is going to reach unprecedented levels in the coming years. The French government has decided that all new public buildings financed by the state must consist of at least 50% wood as part of its sustainability policy. And the Amsterdam region also intends to carry out 20% of its housing production in timber construction by 2025, rising to 50% by 2050.
Timber construction is at the same time complex and raises many questions. NICE Developers has a proven, feasible and certified timber building system: a modular building system, which is reproducible and allows us to build flexibly in wood up to 100 metres high. What additionally makes the NICE buildings concept unique is the combination of timber construction with accessible rental and owner-occupied housing (inclusive), nature-inclusive design to enhance biodiversity, and communal spaces for community shaping. SAWA is a proven example that the concept is actually realisable and feasible. The approved building system (among others by the Municipality of Rotterdam) can be applied to new buildings as well as when topping up existing properties.
A timber building like SAWA is a "must have" for every area development and municipality. We are all keen to contribute to a sustainable future. Reducing CO2 emissions; enhancing biodiversity; providing accessible housing for all income groups and caring for each other to prevent loneliness are today's social issues for the housing of the future. In fact, you aim to give a gift to the neighborhood and more than that, you need the neighborhood to embrace the development.
Flexible and circular.
Timber construction is complex and naturally raises questions. Is it fireproof? Aren't the apartments more noisy than in a concrete building? For how long will such a wooden tower actually stand? How do you structurally ensure a solid building? And what effect does building in timber have on the forests where the wood is harvested?
These are all issues that NICE Developers has researched and has answers to in the development of this wooden concept. In short, high-rise timber construction is perfectly possible!
The NICE building concept is based on the 'Open Building' principle of wooden beams and columns, leading to a high degree of flexibility and free layout. This ensures the building is fit for multiple functions and future-proof. The system sets the new standard when it comes to circular construction with a floor constructed from CLT with dry ballast on top instead of concrete. Which leads to the great advantage that the building parts are "detachable" and reusable and the system is circular.
The wood building concept of NICE is innovative, sustainable, healthy and proven. It contributes to a healthy living environment for current and future generations, it represents an important step in the (inter)national sustainability goals and is tangible proof that things can be done differently.
Various variants in shape and size.
Model: The Disk
Model: The Tower
Model: The Chunk
Within the NICE Buildings concept, different types of models and forms are possible.
All these variants are characterized by the same basic principles: full timber structure for CO2 storage, circular construction, exuberant greenery for biodiversity and well-being, communal spaces and affordable housing.
Multiple variants are possible within the Chunk model. For example, the building can be initially developed as an office building and, over time, transform to residential.
A key advantage of the NICE Buildings concept is that a quick scan can be conducted at an early stage to determine development opportunities.
An elaboration of the Chunk model