Studio Wae and ProRail Nederland
Producer: Studio Wae
Commissioned by: ProRail Nederland
Location: All across the Netherlands
Product name: The Right Wae circular tiles for paving
Material: 76% circular resources
Design: Anthracite and white
Quantity: 33.143 m2
Style: Modern, industrial, spatial
Eco-friendly paving for Dutch train platforms
In 2019, Studio Wae delivered the first circular platform to ProRail and the collaboration to provide more platforms across the Netherlands with circular paving has continued since then!
All of the old paving was processed to produce the material for the new tiles. For this, we developed a new recipe and, with help from our contractor and the producer, designed a mould.
This modest project has had a great impact on raw material extraction. Usually, the used material is crushed and fixed under the asphalt. Now, we work together with our waste shredder to break down the material in even smaller fractions and sift it to extract all impurities. 76% of the weight of the raw material is now replaced by fully circular material. This benefits our climate and saves around 2.686 tons of new raw material extraction while saving 142 tons of CO2 from being produced!
Unique product specifications:
- Our tiles score 92% on the MCI (Material Circularity Index
- The old tiles are 100% recycled
- A product that looks aesthetically better than standard paving
- The product can be scaled up
- Bunde: the first circular train platform in the Netherlands
- Hollandsche Rading
- Oss West
- Lage Zwaluwe
- ‘t Harde