It was clear from the beginning: the flooring in the central hall of Hoornbeeck College in Kampen would have to play an important role in the overall design of the school. Henk de Gelder of RoosRos Architects turned to Bolidt to further develop and realise his ideas. The result? A customised design floor out of top-quality synthetics with a distinct identity and visual style. The Bolidtop Sensation flooring in this hall turns heads in both senses of the word and fits the Reformational Christian vocational college like a glove.
The 4,180-passenger capacity, 167,800 grt Quantum of the Seas, the first in a new class of cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International is a mould-breaking vessel in many respects. It is also considered the ‘smartest’ cruise ship afloat, with a plethora of high tech systems, from superfast broadband connectivity to the world’s first robotic bartenders. However, one of the most original, and fun areas onboard Quantum of the Seas is the Seaplex, a multi-purpose sports facility. For the first time ever passengers can enjoy bumper cars at sea, in an area that can also be converted for basketball, roller-skating and circus skills classes.
After a thrilling final Team Brunel has won the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Dutch boat sailed over the finish line in Abu Dhabi 16 minutes ahead of the second placed Dongfeng Race Team. It took skipper Bouwe Bekking and his men 23 days to cover 6,125 nautical miles from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. Team Brunel now stands in 1st place in the overall ranking.