A DURABLE DESIGN
The Rotterdamsebaan is a prime example of sustainable infrastructure in the Netherlands. Throughout the whole design process, the architects made choices to maximize the sustainability of the project and minimize the nuisance for the environment. For example, special concrete gutters at the side of the road absorb the noise and direct it upwards instead of sideways, and in the Victory Boogie Woogie tunnel, the fine dust from the cars is filtered at the tunnel entrances, resulting in approximately 50 percent less fine dust emission. The service building runs entirely on self-generated energy from the solar cells on the sloping roof of the building, and these solar cells also function as a light filter that prevents drivers from being dazzled by sunlight when they enter or exit the tunnel.