Circular Area Development Binckhorst

Accelerating the Circular Economy Zuid-Holland (Accez)

Achieving circularity in the near future starts today. An area developed today for residential purposes for example will influence our built environment for decades. This means that special criteria or rules have to be developed on how we deal with such decisions and transformations. The aim of the project is to develop necessary knowledge for the transition towards a Circular Economy and how technical knowledge can best be used into the governance aspects of these developments

More specifically this project aims to test and examine circular area development for the Binckhorst (a specific area in The Hague). Within this discussion, the circular discourse is frequently used and has the potential to bring together contemporary and future area development with other important transitions as the energy transition, industry 4.0, social inclusiveness and climate change adaption.

The project itself is set up in an innovative way, namely as a co-creation project. This entails that knowledge production (cf. theory and policy) is not only done by the involved research institutions, but also with the relevant private and public stakeholders, this by organizing workshops, round tables etc.


Funder: Province of Zuid-Holland
Programme: Accez Programme
Overall budget: € 1.039.083
Grant amount: € 1.039.083
Contribution to TU Delft: € 328.700
Grant number: PZH-2018-658193468
Role TU Delft:  Lead partner
Project duration: August 2018 - September 2020
TU Delft researchers:                 Prof.dr. Ellen van Bueren
Dr. Karel Van den Berghe

Project partners

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Wageningen University


Dr. Karel Van den Berghe