ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products

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Intelligent construction

ArcelorMittal’s new INDI building pushes architectural boundaries with innovative steel solutions

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Built to house 220 people from ArcelorMittal’s digitalisation teams, the new INDI building in Gent (Belgium) is setting high standards in office construction. With its open spaces, low overall height, and high level of energy efficiency, the building is a showcase for ArcelorMittal’s steel solutions.

One of the most striking is the Granite® HDXtreme aesthetic cassettes which clad the outside of the building. This organic coated steel offers best-in-class resistance to corrosion thanks to its three-layer coating system. As the INDI building is located on ArcelorMittal’s Gent campus, close to the industrial environment of the mill and the sea, Granite® HDXtreme was the intelligent choice.

The INDI building makes extensive use of ArcelorMittal products

Granite® HDXtreme is used on the building’s exterior and is an ideal material for the industrial-maritime location

The INDI building is situated less than two kilometres from the Gent-Terneuzen canal, a major inland waterway which connects ArcelorMittal Gent to the sea. The site is also located in a heavily industrial environment which includes the mill and other businesses. Granite® HDXtreme enables
ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products to offer a 20-year guarantee in these locations.

A robust grained polyurethane coating protects Granite® HDXtreme from scratches during forming operations and transport. Granite® HDXtreme is also very sustainable, making it an ideal fit with ArcelorMittal’s Steligence® approach to creating sustainable built environments.

The INDI building marks the first time the Steligence® concept has been fully deployed in an office building. Steligence® also includes a range of sustainable steel construction products, both long and flat, many of which were utilised in the INDI building.

Unprecedented comfort

For the building’s occupants, the design sets new standards in an ArcelorMittal office.

The spaces are open, flexible, and filled with natural light. On darker days, smart LED lighting – made with ArcelorMittal steel – provides artificial illumination for maximum energy efficiency. In the entry way, the ceiling will be left open to showcase the steel floor and structural beams.

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