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Faceted steel facade

The exterior of the new premises for the Dutch Royal Mint has the look of a vault, with almost no visible openings and a facetted facade inspired by the reliefs on Dutch Euro coins. The silver-gold sheets are standard profiled steel sheets (Isis 55/120-7 point profiles made of S280GD-Z225 grade steel prepainted in 50 µm Granite Silky Shine Gold) mounted on a backing structure of galvanized metal studs and angled in different directions to give a new dimension to the building. In total, approximately 62 tonnes of steel exterior cladding, 56 tonnes of profiles and 6 tonnes of flat steel for the fittings were installed on the facade. Inside the office, the courtyard and entrance are formed by a steel structure with V columns (HEA/HEB/IPE and tubes) – this took a total of 163 tonnes of grade S235/S355 steel with 802 SteelKote EP anti-corrosion protection, 2-component epoxy coating and a single 80 mu coat of RAL 9005 paint.
  • Gouden Hoon 1, Houten (NL)
  • Heylen Warehouses, Herentals
  • wilma wastiau, Westerlo / Herselt
    Architect / Designer
  • Willy Naessens Industriebouw Nederland, Nieuwkuijk (NL)
    Structural engineering
  • Willy Naessens Industriebouw NL, Nieuwkuijk
    General contractor
  • Reijrink Staalconstructie, Esbeek (NL)
    Steel contractor
  • Belfa Construct, Herentals (facades)
    Other steel applications
  • ArcelorMittal
    Infosteel Members