In 2019 this monumental building was entirely renovated, a design by Zwarts & Jansma Architecten, with a glass and steel rooftop construction as the highlight. This gridshell dome, consisting of two floors, can be associated with a facetted diamond – linking to the original purpose of the building, a Diamond Exchange.
We were invited as a Design & Build partner to realize this unique dome. Modern techniques were woven through the entire process. From applying parametric design to figuring out a file-to-factory working method. The project is an example of an advanced, contemporary application of glass and steel.
The winners of the National Steelprize 2020 will be announced during the Staalbouwdag on the 13th of October.
Photo: J.W. Kaldenbach