Category: Sustainable & Circular Economy

ArenA battery winner of T3 Eco Award

The Johan Cruijff ArenA ‘second life’ mega battery has won the Eco Award. is one of the UK’s leading consumer lifestyle websites. Other nominees were, amongst others, Tesla and Patagonia. Over two million unique users visit every month.

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Three megawatt Energy Storage live at the Johan Cruijff ArenA

The largest European battery using second-life and new electric vehicle batteries in a commercial building is live. Amsterdam Alderman Udo Kock, deputy mayor for Finance and Economic Affairs (Amsterdam) conducted the official opening ceremony of the energy storage system in the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Friday June 30.

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Livable Smart Cities Alliance to invest in urban livability with United Nations

Last week saw the launch of the Livable Smart Cities Alliance in which the municipalities of Amsterdam and Warsaw have agreed to invest in urban livability. It comes from an initiative by the United Nations, the city of Amsterdam, the Johan Cruijff Arena and Geodan/EduGIS. The city of Amsterdam has designated Zuidoost as the testing ground for the project. People living in this suburb in Amsterdam’s southeast will be the first to get started on livability in this way.

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The Second Life of a Stadium Seat

Everyday, society is confronted by global sustainability related challenges. The Amsterdam ArenA strives to contribute to a completely circular economy. The Netherlands aims to have a fully circular economy by 2050.

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Circular Chairs at the Dutch Design Week

We’re proud to participate in the famous Dutch Design Week. A spectaculair design event in Eindhoven that draws almost 300.000 visitors from all over the globe. Together with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences we have focussed our booth around circularity, we call it ‘Work in Progress’. Of course, the booth is decorated with the populair new chairs that we constructed with the old chairs from the Amsterdam ArenA.

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Amsterdam ArenA’s old stadium seats get a second life

Almost all of the 53,000 stadium seats in the Amsterdam ArenA have been replaced in recent months. The old seats are getting a second life with sustainable recycling. Today, one section of seats is available for sale to Ajax fans. The proceeds will go to the Ajax Foundation.

After over 21 years, the ArenA seats were due for replacement. Now a long-cherished dream of Ajax supporters has come true: the ArenA has turned red-and-white. But what to do with so many old stadium seats?

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