ZIN on La Une
On Sunday 6th of December, La Une aired a story about circularity in the construction industry during their news broadcast of 19h.
Our colleague Martine Rorif was interviewed about the ZIN construction site in Brussels.
Circularity as a basic principle
"At Befimmo, we are no longer talking about demolition but about dismantling : 30,000 tons of demolished concrete will be reused in the new concrete of the ZIN project.” explains Befimmo's COO, Martine Rorif.The concrete that is dismantled from the current WTC towers is transformed into granalute at the Brussels ABR site (located close by the ZIN project construction site). It is analysed to check the quality and is then incorporated into the new concrete that is poured on the ZIN site for the new construction.
Circularity is a key aspect of the ZIN project. The existing building will be preserved as much as possible. The underground floors and circulation cores are being retained. The elements that will be demolished will be given new life. The circular philosophy is not only based on recovery and certification, it also involves a very future-oriented outlook in a long-term vision for the building. The basic structure of the building will be identical for the different functions and will offer a great flexibility. ZIN does not only focus on today’s needs, it can also be adapted to tomorrow's requirements.
Find the full story here.