Commissioner Jo-Annes de Bat paid a visit to the Biobased Beleven house in Middelburg on Wednesday 21 December. At the house on Kleverkerkseweg, he was updated on the advantages of biobased and circular building and listened to the obstacles that sometimes still exist from the market and government.

The two-storey building is fully circular in construction and consists mostly of bio-based materials. Students from the HZ made the design. It was elaborated by architects Taco Tuinhof and Derk Thijs. On the ground floor of the building is an exhibition of all kinds of biobased building materials. On the first floor will be a studio. Impressions of how it should be hang on the wall.

The building was made as part of Interreg 2 Seas programme FACET, a project exploring how to introduce circular entrepreneurship in tourism and recreation sectors.

With the Biobased Experience building, the HZ and all project partners want to show the possibilities of the circular economy in tourist accommodation. Besides the Biobased Building lectorate, HZ Knowledge Centre Coastal Tourism and HZ Knowledge Centre Entrepreneurship & Innovation are participating.