NL: Completion of extraordinary project approaches for Smiemans
Special shape and beautiful combination of materials
The roof is a technical tour de force, in particularly because of the special profiles of the elements. Wooden rafters made of Austrian pine have been used for the load-bearing structure, on top of which are coated steel profiles.
It was topped out at the beginning of September. A 100-ton crane was used to install the ridge piece with twenty ventilation windows on the roof structure at a height of 10 metres. After that, 80,000 kg of green-tinted glass was placed on the steel roof structure. The side walls were fitted with clear glass. The combination of these materials gives the project a warm look.
The special shape of the roof and the materials used in this progressive project are a wonderful way of showing the professional skill of Smiemans. It will be delivered by Smiemans shortly. Hans Blokzijl, the owner of Bomencentrum Nederland, expects to be opening the doors to visitors in February 2017.
The total area of the building is 1120 m² and it is 9 metres in height. The basement has conference rooms, the space on the ground floor can be partitioned into multifunctional areas and the turrets on the second floor contain the kitchen, the sanitary facilities and an office. The project was designed by MIII Architecten.
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