Circular Residential complex entirely from CLT

A residential complex (M’DAM), situated on the Pierebaan in Monnickendam is almost entirely constructed from CLT (cross laminated timber). Never before in the Netherlands, a large-scale residential building has been constructed  that consists almost entirely of CLT. Due to the use of solid wood, the modular design and the industrial manufacturing process, the building has a negative CO2 footprint on balance: the sum of the emissions is less than the amount of CO2 saved and buffered in the CLT. Moreover, by using wood from sustainably managed production forests, the construction partners replant more trees than are used.

The project was developed by BMB ontwikkeling B.V. from Limmen (part of VolkerWessels). M’DAM is a design by product developer and architect Finch Buildings from Amsterdam. The prefabrication and construction of this special wood construction concept is carried out by De Groot Vroomshoop (also part of VolkerWessels). M’DAM will be completed in the summer of 2021.

(Innovative Materials 2021 issue 1)