The former regional office in Dordrecht will be given a new purpose. For this transformation project called VOLT, microbeton will produce the facade elements and lightweight balconies with EPS core.
During construction, there will be about 60 rental apartments on the first to the fifth floor in VOLT. These have different sizes and vary from apartments, maisonettes and on the roof will be penthouses with a view of the city. On the first floor, there will be a child centre. There will also be a nursery in the building. In the former canteen, there will be space for a commercial function. The name VOLT refers to the other buildings in the area, such as the Energiehuis. Actually, the building will get new energy and a new future, as it were.
The former regional office will be given a new purpose. Spearhead in the design of Schaap en Sturm Architects is the reuse of the existing concrete shell. The interior of the building will be completely emptied. The facades will be re-filled with sustainable materials. On the roof, the so-called ‘roof apartments’ will be developed. Of all the houses, these have the best view.
LIGHTWEIGHT BALCONIES AND FACADE ELEMENTS
For VOLT Dordrecht we will produce various lightweight elements of ferrocement, commissioned by construction company STOUT. The elements include 54 balconies in the colours grey and dark grey, facade elements in the colour dark grey, 669 m¹ thin wall tires and 125 columns in microbeton white. The first elements are expected to be delivered at the end of 2020.
PROJECTS WITH LIGHTWEIGHT BALCONIES
microbeton has extensive experience in the production of lightweight balconies made of ferrocement. microbeton produces two types of balconies. Thin and slender balcony elements from 25 mm – up to 150 mm (steel-reinforced) and lightweight balcony elements with a core of EPS from 150 mm. For example, microbeton produced slender and lightweight balconies for the Kanaaleilanden in Utrecht. These balcony slabs were placed on a steel frame. For the transformation of the Wijnhavenkwartier in The Hague, microbeton produced the lightweight balconies with EPS core.