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.
Leiden University is constructing a new building for its Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in three phases. The first phase, the Bèta Campus FWN, has been completed and is already in use. Activities in this high-tech environment include working with chemicals and calibrated equipment, which imposes specific requirements on the floor finish. There was only one possible solution for the university: the liquid-tight and chemical-resistant flooring systems from Bolidt. Because of the material’s excellent properties, Bolidt was also commissioned to finish a large part of the walls in the laboratories.
Bolidt is in the best possible financial shape. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) once again awarded Bolidt its top score: a Rating 1 certificate.
The existing tiled floor in Storteboom’s slaughterhouse in Kornhorn was in need of replacement. The new floor finish had to meet the strictest hygiene and safety standards and needed to be installed in a short space of time. This was the only way to avoid the unnecessary loss of valuable production time. Bolidt offered the best solution to both challenges. The application of the Bolidtop 700 EM system meant that the existing tiled floor could remain in place. It took Bolidt three days to provide the Storteboom slaughterhouse with a pore-free and dirt-repellent synthetic flooring system that meets all the functional requirements.
For the renovation of its Langenboom hatchery, breeding company Probroed & Sloot worked exclusively with innovative partners. A new hatching concept by incubator manufacturer HatchTech was introduced at this site. In addition, the new hatchery was upgraded with the most advanced flooring in the market: the Bolidtop 700 system. This seamless, 100% hygienic floor finish not only supports the innovative ambitions of Probroed & Sloot, but also meets the strictest requirements of the poultry industry.
After Eiermacher had bad experiences with flooring of substandard quality, the Austrian company chose the Bolidtop® 700 system for its new hatchery. This pore-free, seamless floor finish is hygienic, safe and resistant to heavy forklift traffic. The synthetic flooring system meets the strictest requirements of the poultry industry. Eiermacher has finally found the perfect floor finish.
The expansion of Il Fornaio’s plant in London came with severe requirements regarding hygiene and safety. To exclude every risk of formation of bacteria the bakery chose the floor finish that meets the highest standards in the industry: the Bolidtop 700 system. This synthetic flooring is not only seamless, dirt repellent and easy to clean, but also slip-resistant, extremely durable and long-lasting. Il Fornaio has found itself a flooring system that offers the ideal combination of hygiene and safety.