The Texaco fuel station in Kruibeke, Belgium, is special because of the material used. A structural layer of Polyurea thermoplast has been sprayed over a structural polystyrene foam core. 

Customer: Nedcam

Texaco fuel station, Kruibeke

The material and production process chosen enabled the realisation of a double curved shape. Composite materials provide freedom of geometry and good insulation. These properties have definitely been integrated in the design of this building. 

Why are composites used here?

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

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

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