Translucent canopy, Aalst

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


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

Low maintenance

Steel structures typically require periodic maintenance such as conservation and paint systems to prevent corrosion. Composites are not susceptible to corrosion resulting in lower Life-cycle costs.

Freedom of geometry

Double curved shapes are easily produced in composite materials at almost no extra cost. For production of limited series the relatively low moulding costs are an additional benefit.

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