Transition Toward a Circular Economy

Valley is a demonstration of the transition toward a Circular Economy and a positive model for large-scale transitions.

The Valley at Schiphol Trade Park,
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands

William McDonough + Partners is master architect of the Valley at Schiphol Trade Park, the Netherlands’ national hotspot for the circular economy. As a demonstration of a practical and profitable transition toward a Circular Economy, Valley aims to become a hub for connecting companies to each other and to their supply chains and clients, owing to its central location with convenient connectivity to multi-modal transport.

In contrast to traditional campus concepts, Valley is not centered around a specific market or discipline but instead, offers access to the four pillars that support new business development – Businesses (Market), Academia (Knowledge), Government (Facilitating) and Finance (Enabling). It is the place where the transition towards a Circular Economy will take shape, becoming a positive model for large-scale transitions and a blueprint for international adaptation.


Delta Development Group


Five Business Environments: Logistics Zone, Trade Boulevard, A4 Skyline, The Valley, The Campus; Phase one - Innovation Center, offices, showroom, café


Schiphol Trade Park -350 hectares, Plot sizes from 500 - 170,000 square meters; The Valley - 140,000 gross sq. meters


Design Development


William McDonough + Partners, Master Architect
N3O, Architect of Record
West 8, Landscape Architect