Photography: Lucas van der Wee
More and more projects are set up for recycling of materials or even complete buildings. An appealing example is the recently delivered office building ‘Bouwdeel D(emontabel)’ (Building section Demountable). This is a modern, sustainable and completely demountable building in the centre of Delft (NL), developed by architectural firm cepezed.
- Project Type:
- Steel Construction
Lightweight prefab steel structure
The building section is not only dismountable, but also super lightweight: the use of materials is reduced to an absolute minimum. Voortman Steel Construction is responsible for the engineering, production and assembly of the prefabricated and optimised main structure. At the end of its period of use, it can be quickly and easily disassembled.
To keep the facade as transparent as possible, the building has no frames. The double-layer insulating glass is mounted directly on the steel structure. For this reason, the steel structure is provided with welded screw profiles. As a steel builder we therefore had to comply with the very limited tolerances of the facade builder, which was no small task.