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Last month, during the Steel Construction Days in both the Netherlands and Belgium, the winners were announced of the annual steel construction competitions. In both countries, projects involving SAB products were awarded prizes. Four completely different projects, each of which has something extraordinary: A C2C distribution centre, a national museum, a transparent building and a police station were the happy winners.
An explanation of the projects:
Drying Hall for Arbor Tree Nursery - The winner of the Infosteel Steel prize (Belgium) in the category ‘Industrial Construction’
An unusual use of deep decks for a remarkable building. Dependent on how the light falls, the building seems to be transparent. This effect is achieved using 2,100 m2 of SAB 106R+/750 (perfo) deep deck that is used as facade cladding. The perforations give the transparent effect. The SAB 106R+/750 deep deck profiles are made from steel coated on both sides with Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® Goosewing Grey to guarantee optimum protection, also of the perforations. Industrial Contractor De Pelsmaeker installed the panels.
Landen Police Station - The winner of the InfoSteel Steel Prize (Belgium) in the category ‘precoated steel’
The challenge facing the architects of the Police Station in Landen was to project the two faces of the police. They succeeded. The design reflects both the accessible face and the authoritative, corrective face of the police. The clear choice for white for the facade of the building is striking. SAB supplied 407 m2 of SAB Pyramid 37/510 profiles and 186 m2 flat sheeting coated in Colorcoat Prisma® White. The profiles were installed by Jeco, based in Bree, Belgium.
National Military Museum in Soesterberg - The winner of the National Steel Prize 2016 (the Netherlands) in the category ‘Non-residential Construction’
Some projects continue to attract attention, win prize after prize or are nominated time after time. The National Military Museum in Soesterberg from the architect Dick van Wageningen is such a project. The National Steel Prize 2016 can be added to the list of important nominations and prizes.
Dick van Wageningen describes the design as being “a roof on stilts”. And that is exactly what it is, a gigantic steel 110 x 250-metre roof that appears to hover over and offer ample shelter to historic tanks and aircraft.
The roof is made from 32,000 m2 of SAB 158R/750 deep deck (a proportion of which is perforated) in the special (black/brown) RAL 8022 colour. There are also 4,000 m2 of SAB 18/988 sinusoidal profile included in the facade. The entire project was clad by Nedicom dak- en geveltechniek. If you want to know more about the building, please see our newsitem on the Building. If you want to know more about the Museum, please go to www.nmm.nl.
Fokker 7 Distribution Centre Schiphol-East - The winner of the National Steel Prize 2016 (the Netherlands) in the category ‘Sustainability’
‘The first logistics C2C building in the world’ is built entirely according to the concepts of ‘design for disassembly' and ‘build to suit’. The SAB-profiel materials respond seamlessly to these concepts. They are easy to disassemble and, if required, recycle. Read the interview with Tata Steel's Marketing Manager Bouke Bonnema about the upcycling of steel and the design process for the Fokker 7 building that we published earlier.
SAB-profiel supplied materials for the facade of the Fokker 7 Logistics building: Structural Liner Trays SAB B110/600, anthracite grey (RAL 7016) trapezoidal profile SAB 35/1035 and a jet-black (RAL 9005) SAB 40/915. The materials were installed by De Rooij-Snoeren-Combinatie B.V. from Raamsdonkveer, the Netherlands.
We congratulate all of those involved on their extraordinary performance.
The Steel Construction Day and the Steel Construction Competition in Belgium are organised by InfoSteel.