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On 1 February, 2021, Circular Economy Week kicked-off with a national conference on the circular economy. At this conference, Biopartner5 was a finalist for the 2021 Circular Awards. Paul Nijhout, partner at STONE22, nominated Biopartner5 because of its large-scale reuse of building materials. Through this reuse of materials, the building has achieved a 40% CO2 reduction and may be the first ‘Paris Proof’ building in the Netherlands. See below the news report from the Leiden Bio Science Park about the finalist position of Biopartner5, and why this project may have an impact on building practices in the Netherlands: