Royal Dutch Mint creates an iconic new building with Granite® Silky Shine
The facade is made from Isis 55-120/7 profiles which were selected in consultation between the architects and ArcelorMittal. The profiles were manufactured by ArcelorMittal’s Specials department in Tiel (the Netherlands).
“We knew that getting the colour right was important,” says architect W. Allen Zimmerman. “That’s why we asked ArcelorMittal for a high-gloss finish to maximise the play of light and shadow on the building and the reflections in the water.”
Granite® Silky Shine comes with a standard back coating which will protect the facade for the next 30 years at least
Steel provides uniqueness without compromising the universality of the building
Although Wastiau & Co and Wil-Ma specialise in the design of industrial buildings, the firms are keen to ensure that every project is unique, says W. Allen Zimmerman: “We had great collaboration and excellent technical support from ArcelorMittal throughout.”