Composite engineering of the exterior façade - Municipal Office, Utrecht

Upon completion, this construction was one of the largest composite façades in Europe (approx. 17,500 m2 consisting of 1,200 composite elements).

The various advantages of composite material such as lightweight, sustainability, freedom of geometry and fire resistance have been critical factors for this project. 

Why are composites used here?

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

Chemical/corrosion resistance
Composite materials are resistant to a lot of chemical products such as acids, hydroxides, crude oil, etc. Corrosion resistance against salt and seawater is excellent.

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


How can you maximise the benefits of composites? We’d love to help. Don't hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation consultation. Give us a call +31 162 46 22 80 or complete the contact form and we will contact you a.s.a.p.


Customer: Scheldebouw