The Zuiveringshal West (West Refinery) is a long, tall building with weathered walls and a monumental roof construction.
Venue west refinery
The Zuiveringshal West (West Refinery) can comfortably accommodate a large number of guests for events such as plenary meetings, large dinners or company presentations. The main hall is often divided into plenary and informal sections. It is the regular venue for the annual Meesterlijk design fair, Denim Days: Blueprint and CineKid’s MediaLab.
The Zuiveringshal West dates from 1885. It was where the gas was purified using sand and chemicals in huge boilers. The building has an explosion relief roof: in the event of an explosion, the steel roof construction would keep the walls together, keeping the damage to a minimum.
It’s no secret that events put a lot of pressure on the climate and our living environment. Making the factory buildings more sustainable is more complicated than with newer buildings as the possibilities are more limited and costly due to the buildings’ listed status.
In Zuiveringshal West, a lot of progress has been made in the field of sustainability. Simply replacing the halogen lighting with LEDs has reduced electricity consumption by 70%. The new setup requires less extra lighting, which leads to less CO2 emissions thanks to reduced transport requirements.
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