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  • Case
    The composite roof of Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Centre, Tel Aviv

    The composite roof of Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Centre, Tel Aviv

    The 5 roofs, designed to look like dove wings, were not achievable using conventional materials. The option of using concrete material measured over 1m in thickness. This would have resulted in far too much weight for the building to sustain. 

    Customer: Holland Composites

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    Strength assessment and structural verification 'Defeat the Waterwolf' - Madurodam

    Strength assessment and structural verification 'Defeat the Waterwolf' - Madurodam

    The life-size pumping station in Madurodam is a replica of the Cruquius pumping station, used in the Netherlands to drain lakes and reclaim land. This replica has 6m long 'cast-iron' look glass fibre reinforced composite arms that move the pumps. 

    Customer: Nedcam

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  • Case
    The composite Quay bridge for Umicore, Hoboken

    The composite Quay bridge for Umicore, Hoboken

    Together with Vink BVBA, Solico worked on the quay bridge for Umicore. The bridge is 120 meters long and is made 100% of composite material. The bridge is composed of several parts which were assembled using bolts, nuts and connection profiles. 

    Customer: Vink BVBA

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    An innovative translucent composite canopy for the new bus station in Aalst

    An innovative translucent composite canopy for the new bus station in Aalst

    An innovative Canopy for the new bus station in Aalst, Belgium was manufactured and installed by PolyProducts. Solico was responsible for the engineering of this challenging project. This is a truly innovative project which shows that composites are not only very durable and strong but can look good as well. 

    Customer: Polyproducts

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  • Case
    Pedestrian and bicycle bridges

    Pedestrian and bicycle bridges

    In cooperation with W.B. BIJL B.V., Solico has developed a flexible pedestrian bridge concept, assembled from pultrusion profiles.

    Customer: Bijl Profielen

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  • Case
    Composite façade University of Groningen

    Composite façade University of Groningen

    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

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    Composite material was chosen to create the giant leaf structures of the Stratford Shoal, London

    Composite material was chosen to create the giant leaf structures of the Stratford Shoal, London

    A shimmering wall of titanium leaves is featured in the Olympic village Metro station of London. The giant tree-like 250m long leaf structures are constructed from GRP skins over GRP frames and cladded on the outside by titanium skins. 

    Customer: Nedcam

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    Composite façade 'Stedelijk’ museum Amsterdam

    Composite façade 'Stedelijk’ museum Amsterdam

    Materialising an architect's dream of a seamless façade of more than 100 meters in length is not an easy task. An aluminium façade of this dimension would expand far too much and is not suitable for this aim. The custom-engineered new façade is produced from carbon fibre and aramid fibres, that have been sponsored by Teijin. The added value of using this material, with ultra low thermal expansion, is the ability to maintain its form and strength despite the varying weather conditions.  - Holland Composites Industrials, Teijin

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  • Case
    Maeslant storm surge barrier

    Maeslant storm surge barrier

    The Maeslant barrier has been fitted with new bearings, using composite materials, which have been developed by Rijkswaterstaat and Solico. These bearings combine a low friction coefficient with a very high load capacity. For this purpose, steel bearings are not strong enough. The use of composite bearings has proven to be highly efficient as this has led to time and cost savings in the maintenance activities.

    Customer: Rijkswaterstaat

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  • Case
    Giant scales with LED lights, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

    Giant scales with LED lights, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

    The giant scales made of glass fibre composite were engineered by Solico. These 5 scales were created for the museum for the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition. 

    Customer: Nedcam

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  • Case
    Façades Enexis office buildings

    Façades Enexis office buildings

    The offices of network operator Enexis in Maastricht, Venlo and Zwolle feature composite façades that have been engineered by Solico. 

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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  • Case
    Faunapassage Kootwijkerzand

    Faunapassage Kootwijkerzand

    In cooperation with Advantage Composites, Solico designed the cosmetic cover units of the new ecoduct Kootwijkerzand. 

    Customer: Advantage Composite BV

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    Façade Fletcher hotel Amsterdam

    Façade Fletcher hotel Amsterdam

    This Fletcher hotel is a real eye-catcher and is centrally located along the A2 and A9 highways, at the entrance of Amsterdam. Solico engineered the futuristic curved shaped façade.

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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    Composite façade Music hall, Utrecht

    Composite façade Music hall, Utrecht

    The façade of the new music hall of the city of Utrecht is made of composite materials and has been engineered by Solico. 

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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    Façade Windesheim college, Zwolle

    Façade Windesheim college, Zwolle

    The façade comprises large lightweight composite panels which integrate multiple functions: structure, insulation and aesthetics. 

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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  • Case
    Floating bridge, Geestmerambacht

    Floating bridge, Geestmerambacht

    Solico realised the complete design of the new composite floating bridge of Geestmerambacht. Composites were chosen to reduce maintenance costs over the life cycle of the bridge.

    Customer: Provincie Noord-Holland

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    Composite engineering of the exterior façade - Municipal Office, Utrecht

    Composite engineering of the exterior façade - Municipal Office, Utrecht

    Solico engineered the new exterior façade for the municipality of Utrecht. One of the challenges was to ensure the correct calculations for the different sizes of the façade panels. 

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  • Case
    Texaco fuel station, Kruibeke

    Texaco fuel station, Kruibeke

    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

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  • Case
    Composite engineering: structural calculations of LED dome, Gallery Eléphant Paname, Paris

    Composite engineering: structural calculations of LED dome, Gallery Eléphant Paname, Paris

    This project consisted of providing the structural calculations for a giant carbon fibre dome, incorporating thousands of LED lights. 

    Customer: Maramoja Projects

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    Façade cinema building, Gouda

    Façade cinema building, Gouda

    Solico engineered the composite façade for the new cinema of the city of Gouda. 

    Customer: City of Gouda

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  • Case
    Composite engineering of the GRP Roof Structure - Centerparcs Aquamundo

    Composite engineering of the GRP Roof Structure - Centerparcs Aquamundo

    After many years of service, the wooden support structure of the roof of the Centerparcs Aquamundo Tropical swimming pool was no longer fit for purpose. Together with Buursema, Dantuma en Wegkamp and BIJL Profielen, Solico designed one of the largest single span GRP roof structures in the world to support the roof loads. 

    Customer: Buursema Bouw BV

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  • Case
    Swimming pool staircase, Roeselare

    Swimming pool staircase, Roeselare

    Composite material is a perfect solution against corrosion. In an environment with a high percentage of chlorine and humidity, the risk of rusting is serious. Therefore, the use of composite materials provides a good alternative to traditional materials. Solico collaborated with Vink BVBA and provided the structural calculations for the staircase leading to the slide of the swimming pool.


    Customer: 
    Vink BVBA

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