ETFE air cushion dome for Krinkels
Buitink Technology delivered and mounted an ETFE air cushion dome for the new headquarters of "Krinkels" in Breda (Holland).
The headquarters is a two storey building. It's entrance is a circular atrium with a large round ETFE roof with a diameter of 7 meters. It offers free entrance of natural daylight. This atrium is the main centre of the building, characterized by the monumental tree "Ficus Amstel King". A symbol for the strong growth of the Krinkels group.
Why an ETFE aircushion dome
The dome has a free span of 7 meters and is composed of 4 foil layers (and thus 3 air chambers). ETFE foil is chosen as material of construction due to its durability:
- 100% recycling of cutting waste,
- expected lifetime of more than 30 years,
- can be fully recycled,
- limited use of materials and so very light weight (3 kg/ m2),
- has self-cleaning properties and
- fully transparent for the complete visible light spectrum and ultra violet
To lower the g-value the top layer of the ETFE air cushion roof is coated with a solar reflective print.
Project data ETFE dome
|Size:||Diameter 7 meter|
|Material:||ETFE foil, 4-layers (3 air chambers)|
|Print:||1 layer with dots pattern, 65% coverage|
|U-value:||1,6 W/m2 K|
|Main contractor:||Winters Bouw & Ontwikkeling|
|ETFE aircushion dome:||Buitink Technology|
|Year of execution:||2019|
Westbroek 49B, Breda, The Netherlands