Brightlands Circular House

Circular House: new facility for circular plastics

Our circular economy requires “zero waste” and thus the final goodbye to plastic waste. This is why Brightlands Chemelot Campus, TNO and Maastricht University joined forces to create the campus location Brightlands Circular Space. Commissioned by this alliance, we designed the Circular House building with a pivotal function for the innovation, demonstration and pilot production of ‘zero waste’ plastics.


Zero waste plastics

The campus location in Sittard-Geleen is already being called a ‘game changer’ in the acceleration of plastics recycling and has been made financially possible by the government. At this new location, knowledge institutes and companies are working closely together on the development of circular plastics and an increase in ‘zero waste’

Multifunctional ‘eye catcher’

In addition to production and laboratories, that transition also requires facilities for co-creation, meeting and collaborative research. That is exactly the function of the multifunctional Circular House. Moreover, the building is a new eye catcher for the Chemelot Campus. Because the road to the campus runs under the building, it is literally a connection between the campus and society.


Co-creation function

We have brought a variety of functions together in one place with Brighthouses (generically rentable office and lab environments) , Maker Spaces and communal facilities such as the expo and co-creation spaces. These ‘Meet & Co-create’ spaces are located in the overbuilding which is also the functional and architectural link to the other buildings of the Brightlands Circular Space.

Brightlands Circular House
Geleen, Nederland
Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Start ontwerp
februari 2023
Renze Evenhuis, Okan Turkcan, Guido Hartman, Steven Schulze, Joris Warndorff, Jan de Ruiter
Okan Turkcan
ontwerp incl. BIM coördinatie, interieurontwerp, uitvoering esthetische begeleiding

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Related expertises

We are proud of the fact that our clients identify themselves with our architecture and working methods. Our portfolio consists of exciting projects: from small redesigns to complex new buildings and complete master plans. We are known for designing high standard environments for education and research and for transforming monuments; for our involved collaboration and our self-evident use of sustainability measures in our designs and for our extensive experience with an integral collaboration process.