HELPING TGM TO DEVELOP A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE BUILDING FAÇADE SYSTEM
Wanting to develop a new cost-effective composite façade system for office buildings, construction company TGM involved Indupol, Aliancys, EURORESINS, BÜFA and Solico very early in part design. The successful collaboration has resulted in the creation of novel construction technologies and a great composite façade project example with a unique shape and design.
TGM is a Dutch construction company specialized in the installation of building façade systems. Over the years the company has been acting as subcontractor in multiple construction consortia in the Netherlands, completing a large number of office and residential buildings in the high end of the market.
Typically TGM is installing a complete façade solution onto the bare concrete building. This façade assembly includes structural components, insulation to heat and moisture, ingress protection, as well as elements that provide aesthetics.
In today’s construction practice, still many buildings are covered with façades based on aluminium, concrete and stone surfaces. Increasingly however, architects have been asking TGM for help to create buildings with unique and distinctive looks. For that reason, a solution based on composites seemed logical, as that provides architects with high flexibility to create novel shapes and designs. In addition, it brings to the building owner the interesting benefits of long service life and minimal maintenance.
A novel composite façade solution was first developed for the construction of the new Eurojust office building in The Hague, Netherlands. This project required the delivery of over 700 façade panels of multiple widths and lengths (ranging from 3.5 to 10 m).