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 towards a Circular Economy, the 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,  the 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.



With the aim of leading to positive business cases of continuous material loops and endless reuse, William McDonough + Partner’s design for the Valley is the heart of Schiphol Trade Park and the showcase project where the first demonstration and transition towards a Circular Economy will take shape.

While connecting to the historic roots of the Dutch Polder and cultural landscape, our vision for The Valley enables companies to accelerate the development of sustainable profitability through the application of Circular Economy principles in an unparalleled manner and the creation of a truly inspiring work space.


“The Valley is the physical location where the ambition to develop the Netherlands into a hotspot in a Circular economy is developed and demonstrated. Materials, water and energy are kept in a continual cycle. Through the application of Cradle to Cradle® principles, sustainability becomes an integral part of the concept.”

– Coert Zachariasse, CEO 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