The newly constructed IJsselcolege in Capelle aan den IJssel accommodates three types of secondary education in one school building. The New IJsselcollege offers pupils a new approach of personal, customised learning. Pupils can take courses at a level and at times that exactly fit their needs. The flooring system chosen for the new school building is the robust and strong Bolidtop®700 College. Both functional and attractive.
Bolidt has developed the Bolidtop® 700 College especially for educational buildings. This robust floor finishing system has its origins in industrial applications and is characterized by a high impact and shock resistance, making it perfectly suited to areas subject to heavy foot traffic, falling bags and chair movement. It has also proved its worth in practical training rooms and workshops, for instance for car mechanics, where drills, milling machines and welding equipment are used. With a wide range of colour and design possibilities, the Bolidtop® 700 College is not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.
The disadvantage of using traditional flooring in education environments is that it requires costly maintenance every year. That is why nowadays investment decisions are increasingly based on total cost throughout a building’s life and not just on the initial cost. Consultancy and Project Management firm Hevo undertook Life Cycle Costing analysis for IJsselcollege, which showed that the Bolidtop® 700 College was the better choice. Despite higher initial cost, it is virtually maintenance free and therefore financially attractive in the long term as well.
For this project Bolidt, worked with RoosRos Architects, the architectural practice it had previously collaborated with on other projects such as Hoornbeeck College. Now that the new school building has been used intensively for a few months, IJsselcollege board member Jos Jacobs says he is happy with the chosen flooring solution: “The flooring was chosen for its quality, of course, and for the character it adds to the building. We are therefore very pleased with every aspect of the collaboration and with the result!”Request a brochure
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