The finished composite façade on the new Eurojust office building in The Hague, Netherlands.
The finished composite façade on the new Eurojust office building in The Hague, Netherlands.

Resin supplier Aliancys has helped develop a composite façade solution for the construction of the new Eurojust office building in The Hague, Netherlands.

The project, which required the delivery of over 700 façade panels of multiple widths and lengths ranging from 3.5 to 10 m was specified by TGM, a Dutch construction company specialized in the installation of building façade systems.

This façade assembly also includes structural components, insulation to heat and moisture, ingress protection, as well as elements that provide aesthetics.

The composite components were made by component manufacturer Indupol through a hand lay-up process in modular molds that were adjusted to the desired shape and dimensions, using resin from Aliancys and Büfa (delivered through Distributor Euroresins). After molding, the parts were treated with a topcoat in white color and transported to the job site for installation.

‘We have learned that involving all relevant players in the supply chain right from the start was the key to success, enabling to truly combine the technical expertise from different companies,’ said Leon van Osch, general manager of TGM. ‘In this project we have been under continuous time pressure to develop a cost-effective façade system that could meet a long list of requirements. In such a process open communication is crucial, as during design and production scale-up unexpected situations will arise by definition and need to be tackled in a smooth way. We believe that composite façade systems have a promising future, based on the success we created with our partners in this great project.’

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