Facade elements

Helix, Wageningen

“The Helix is the most sustainable building on campus and Microbeton is proud to say our uniquely thin and lightweight concrete facade elements added to that.”

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The Product
Project details
  • Client:Wageningen University & Research
  • Contractor:Construction Consortium Friso-Koopmans
  • Architect(s):Wiegerinck Architects, Arnhem
  • Location:Wageningen Campus
  • Date:2015


The entire concrete facade

The university building Helix contains over 15,000 m2 floor space and is named after the double helix structure of DNA. With a combination of extremely thin and lightweight concrete elements, microbeton assembled the unique facade around the construction like a shell, also using the Jordahl anchoring system. Elements include large (3600 x 1800 x 1800 mm) corner elements and extremely thin (15 mm) elements surrounding the glass windows.

Helix Woning avond
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Helix Woning closeup
Helix Woning closeup

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The microbeton team is often contacted at an early stage to share our thoughts on the designs and look for the best solution. Just send us an email or call us. We love a challenge!

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