The sustainability of events is more important than ever and EuroPD 2023 has a responsibility to reduce carbon footprint. The BMCC is the perfect venue for special events, conferences and trade fairs. Designed by architects Eduardo Souto De Moura and META architectuurbureau, this state-of-the-art venue combines functionality with sustainability, making it an ideal venue for special events, conferences and trade fairs.
- The choice of materials used supporting the structure of the exhibition area is made of steel (profile steel is currently made with almost 80% recycled steel). The wood for the parquet floor comes from durably managed forests. The carpet is Cradle to Cradle Certified, which means that every raw material or product used can also be fully reused. Rockwool was used for the insulation (rockwool is reusable and can be recycled 100% at the end of its life cycle). The façade consists of bricks, low in maintenance and fully recyclable.
- BTES (Borehole Thermal Energy Storage) is used for the geothermal heating and cooling system, the energy to heat and cool the building being taken from the soil.
- Solar panels will be installed on the roofs of both the convention area and the exhibition areas, reducing yearly CO2 emissions by 38 tons and saving approximately 7,600 euros per year. The other roof areas will be covered with succulent plants.
MOVING AT THE VENUE
- on foot
The BMCC is a 10-minute walk from the railway station and within walking and cycling distance of Bruges’ hotels and tourist attractions.
- by bicycle
Bruges is a compact city, so you can easily cycle everywhere. The BMCC has a spacious underground bicycle parking facility.