The façade of the University of Groningen is comprised of composite panels. The panels incorporate an aesthetic front panel of GRP RaficladTM and a structural sandwich support panel. 

Customer: Holland Composites

Composite façade University of Groningen

In each panel several properties of composite materials, namely aesthetics, strength, lightweight and insulation, have been combined.

Why are composites used here?

Aesthetics
Slender constructions and seamless façades are examples of aesthetics-driven design. These types of structures are impossible to construct with traditional materials.

Lightweight
The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.

Insulation
Typical GRP lambda values are 1, compared to 50 for steel and 237 for aluminium, which results in excellent insulation properties.

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