Prefab roof top structure Rokin 49

Prefab roof top structure Rokin 49
Photo source
www.octatube.nl
At the Rokin in Amsterdam Ivy Group is developing two luxury department stores, together with the architectural firm Rijnboutt and main contractor Van Wijnen.

One of the warehouses is characterised by a roof top with an arched steel structure onto which diamond shaped glass- and sandwich panels are fixed. At the moment assembly works are taking place in the workshop of Octatube.

The main reason why the gridshell structure is being prefabricated to such an extent is the very tight building site. While steel manufacturer Buiting is assembling the roof structure, the factory of Octatube is adapted to prefabricate all 423 cladding elements. At the bottom of the structure, the diamond-shaped units are composed of hot-bent double glass units.

As the panels are situated higher in the roof structure, the glass panels become smaller and smaller, until the panels only consist of a sandwich panel. The sheet metal for these panels is produced by the company Aldowa, and is made from stainless steel on the outside and aluminium on the inside. In between there is tailor-made insulation. During engineering this system has been tested with a mock-up.

The project Rokin 49 fits in Amsterdam’s ‘Red Carpet’, a project in which the municipality redevelops the public space and several building above the trajectory of the Noord/Zuidlijn (North/South Metro Line).

600450 Prefab roof top structure Rokin 49 glassonweb.com

Others also read

San Mateo building to offer breathtaking views amongst other major innovations.
Essential in bringing daylight into this resplendent family home were Glazing Vision’s Ridgeglaze roof light and modular Flushglaze fixed rooflight.
For the construction, the planners chose four 8 mm thick Ultrastrong laminated safety panes from Glas Trösch to meet the structural requirements related to the storey height.
The building is about to be equipped with the customized lift & slide system Μ45000 of ALUMIL.
NorthGlass Shanghai Company has undertaken the processing project of curtain wall glass.
Smart Glass manufacturer Eyrise has cut the ribbon on their new lamination line and will begin integrating it into the production of their eyrise dynamic Liquid Crystal Windows.

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

sedak GmbH & Co. KG
sedak GmbH & Co. KG

Add new comment