Bell & Evans have taken an important step towards improving animal welfare in their hatchery. The American producer of organic, antibiotic-free chicks once again lives up to its reputation as a pioneer in the poultry industry. Bell & Evans chose Bolidt, for instance, as a supplier of 100% hygienic and thus animal-friendly flooring
The completion of the new Erasmus MC in Rotterdam at the end of 2017 will mark the end of a long construction process. The new building of the university hospital has to meet extremely strict requirements. With regard to hygiene, for instance. It was clear from the start that various spaces would have to be fitted with synthetic floor and wall coverings. The reason being that this type of seamless finish makes it impossible for bacteria to settle in floor or wall surfaces. Architectural practice EGM, the Erasmus MC project team and the contractor had a strong preference for one company: Bolidt.
The Hoog Catharijne shopping centre in Utrecht is being completely modernised and expanded with an additional 35,000 m2 of retail space. Included in the renovation is the construction of the Vredenburg P5 car park: a five-level underground facility. The existing car park had two parking levels and already was one busiest car parks in the Netherlands. With the increase in Hoog Catharijne’s retail space, Vredenburg P5 will be used even more intensively. The parking surfaces must, therefore, be long-term resistant to high volumes of vehicle and foot traffic. That is why real estate company Klépierre chose the Boligrip® flooring systems. These extremely hard-wearing synthetic floor finishes from Bolidt have been specially developed for different parts of the Vredenburg P5 car park, making them user friendly and very attractive in terms of maintenance.
Head Curator David Rooney: “The mathematics gallery was opened in the early seventies and in need of an update. We asked Zaha Hadid Architects to develop a completely new interior and presentation befitting the 21st century. The architecture, design and experience of The Winton Gallery are inherently mathematical in nature. The architects have designed the space as a wind tunnel, with a Handley Page aircraft suspended in the centre of the gallery. Based on mathematical equations, everything in the space represents the lines of air that would have flowed around this aircraft, from the three-dimensional structures to the gallery floor. The gallery thus tells appealing mathematical stories, while the space is a mathematical object itself.”
Bolidt advised Zaha Hadid Architects and showed them that every dream in synthetics can become reality. In both technical and design aspects, Bolidt provided input on how to bring the complex airflow design to life within the floor finish.
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the new mathematics gallery for London’s Science Museum. Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, as it is called officially, is modelled on a wind tunnel for a 1920s aircraft and the first project in Britain by the renowned practice since the death of its Iraqi-born founder Zaha Hadid. Architect and Senior Associate Bidisha Sinha consulted Bolidt for input on realising the extraordinary and highly complex gallery flooring.