At the end of November, De Rotterdam was delivered less than 4 years after construction had started. The building, designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, is the largest multifunctional building in the Netherlands.
At the beginning of November, the Norwegian Getaway emerged from the dock it was built in. The Getaway is the Norwegian Breakaway’s sister ship, which makes it the second ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of luxury cruise ships. From February 2014, the ship will offer seven-night cruises from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean.
At the end of September, Danone launched its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre, Nutricia Research, located at Utrecht Science Park. The new facilities will employ 450 staff to identify opportunities for innovation in infant and medical nutrition. Quality and sustainability played a key role in both the design and the technical execution of the research and innovation centre.
The newly built Eastern Agricultural Education Centre, AOC Oost, in Twello was opened for use at the beginning of this year. The green and innovative design by SP Architects features durable Bolidt flooring in the practical training rooms and common areas. Now that the last details, such as the surrounding gardens and animal pens, have been completed, the AOC Oost is truly ready for a green future. The new building was officially opened under the motto 'Tomorrow is green'.
The new Palace of Justice in Amsterdam was officially opened by King Willem-Alexander recently. On a man-made peninsula in the IJ Lake, the new building of the Court of Justice, which has left its home of 175 years on the Prinsengracht, is connected to the building housing the Public Prosecutor’s Office by a glazed elevated walkway. The Dutch Government Buildings Agency commissioned the design for the two buildings from Claus and Kaan Architects. Bolidt has been closely involved in the realisation of this project.
The fire station in Emmen moved to new premises, designed by BDG Architects, on the Nijbracht last year. When designing a fire station the logistic design is important. Fire engines come and go. In the event of a fire, every second counts.
NIDV: "With its exceptional knowledge of market requirements, Bolidt has a long history in supporting security and defence industries all over the world. The company’s innovative and market-orientated approach has led this Dutch specialist in thermosetting synthetics to success in many different sectors; each one with its own requirements." Conclusion: NIDV recognizes Bolidt as a world leader in flooring and deck covering systems.
In this series, which is broadcasted from October 7, all aspects about designing and building a superyacht will be highlighted. The Dutch yachting industry is well known all over the world because of the high quality it delivers and knowledge it has. Yards, designers and specialists like Bolidt tell the in- and outsides of this world.