After a very intensive design process Ector Hoogstad Architecten has completed the definitive design for a new laboratory complex for the Department of Applied Physics of Delft University of T » Read more

On the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, Ector Hoogstad Architecten has transformed the historic W-hal, one of the oldest buildings on the site, into a modern, new main building accommo » Read more

In May 2015 DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research) moved to a new building on the campus of the » Read more


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Concrete Core Activation 2.0

Concrete Core Activation 2.0

In the Orion project for Wageningen University (WUR), Ector Hoogstad Architecten in collaboration with its design partners DGMR, Valstar Simonis and Aronsohn, has developed an entirely new type of floorslab. The new system combines large spans, concrete core activation, acoustic absorption and installations (data cabling, lighting, fire alarm) in a smart way into a minimal construction height. Calculations made during the design stage already showed remarkable results, but a pilot monitored by building physics specialists Peutz now shows effects nothing short of spectacular: cooling as well as heating capacity are more than 50% higher than predicted beforehand. The system consists of a concrete slab with a recess on the ceiling side that is filled in with folded and perforated sheet metal, with sound absorbing material in between. The design was further improved in collaboration with general contractor Heijmans and M&E contractor Burgers Ergon. This “invention” is a perfect example of an integral design approach with a staggering result, that will be further developed in future projects.

The construction of the Center Court on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen can be followed by a » Read more

The education centre for students and teachers of the faculties of Science, Geosciences and Biomedical Sciences of Utrecht University – named after » Read more

The construction of the Center Court on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen goes fast. » Read more

New images were made of the new faculty building of Applied Sciences in Delft. » Read more

Eight months after the start of construction the highest point of the new building for the Faculty of A » Read more

The faculties Geo- and Beta Science of Utrecht University will soon have a » Read more

This year starts well with the construction of the Center Court on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen. » Read more

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