Octatube's name is linked to the 'Octatube' spaceframe system that was invented by Mick Eekhout as a graduation project.
Boal De Lier, Octatube's first aluminium space frame
Octatube starts with the engineering of projects under the direction of Mick Eekhout.
Entrance Floriade Amsterdam, the tents we made ourselves.
Octatube expands and starts making its own spatial constructions. Since 1983 Octatube has been a Design & Build company.
Design & Build
Tent of 'Veronica Muziekland' in Gouda, after 35 years still regularly on the TV program: 'Music on the square'.
Octatube's first project in Asia; Raffles Ciry Shopping Center.
Octatube developed spaceframes. A suitable solution for different border control areas.
Octatube's first dome, designed by Mick Eekhout. This pavilion in Haarlemmerhout was originally designed with unhardened laminated glass.
Octatube opens the first part of the production hall and the first half of the office.
Cool Cat facade in Groningen. Octatube's first Quattro structural glass application.
This glass cube is the first large frameless glass construction in the Netherlands. Later, in 2018, the music hall gets a new purpose in Tilburg.
The entire company is present at the celebratory occasion; the official start of the expansion of the second part of Octatube.
The adjacent old wall was demolished to expand. Here Mick's sons Nils & Max helped with the demolition ball.
For two years we made all Mercedes stands around the world with blue glass and black masts.
Octatube builds a glass facade of two 32 metres high for the Citycorp Bank in Hong Kong.
In 1992, the second production hall and the second part of the office opened. (Photo's: before & after)
First application of Quattro SR in Japan, withstanding the earthquake of Kyoto in 1995.
Mick Eekhout becomes a professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University in Delft.
Octatube's first project in Mexico. A structurally glazed Quattro facade for a showroom, completely earthquake resistant.
First project in the UK. A geodesic dome in Edinburgh. (Photo: Kevan Shaw of KSLD)
Octatube's first project in which glass joints were glued to glass.
Glass roof above the Proosdij, oldest tuff building in the Netherlands, Deventer.
The highest frameless facade that Octatube had realised up to that point, it reaches a height of 52 metres.
Atrium roof for court in Maastricht with first glued Quattro buttons in a roof.
Airforce Museum, Herzelia, Israel with 80 m long aluminium roof construction.
Aluminium roof construction
Aluminium B center, 600 aluminium posts and an aluminium spaceframe from Octatube with cast and glued buttons.
For this project, Floriade Pavilion, Octatube realized three technical building innovations including one of the first examples of cold bent glass in the Netherlands.
One of the first projects with a complete free form language, was the Town Hall in Alphen a/d Rijn. By deviating from the well known orthogonal grid and the large quantity of unique elements, the use of 3D CAD was crucial and made it possible to realize this challenging project, completely prefabricated.
This design of the Yitzhak Rabin Center is a combination of structural components with a strong architectural statement that incorporates technology from aeronautics, ship building, industrial design, and geodetic surveying. Completed, it serves as an example of multiple innovations in technology.
The structural design of the steel construction with a blob-like shape started with the previously developed glass divisions that also determined the geometry.
Octatube develops in combination with Hugh Broughton Architects in London two glass cockpits for the British Antarctic Survey.
Octatube goes on a study trip to Madrid.
Octatube takes a study trip to Bucharest.
Innovation was the driving force behind the development of the world’s thinnest glass facade at the INHolland School of Applied Sciences in Delft.
Octatube is fully VCA certified. VCA stands for Safety, Health and Environment (VGM) Checklist Contractors. VCA certified companies work with an VGM management system that complies with the health, safety and environmental regulations.
The Innovation Award 2010 went to the project 'Composite facade INHolland' of the University of INHolland in Delft. Octatube was responsible for the design, engineering and installation of the facades, in collaboration with INHolland, AGC Westland and Rietveld Architects New York.
Octatube becomes fully ISO 9001 certified. The ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems.
Octatube goes with the entire company on a study trip to London.
On the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona the project V&A Medieval & Renaissance Galleries (London, United Kingdom), designed by MUMA Architects, received the Structural Design of the Year award.
The 'Bicycle Apple' at the train station in Alphen aan de Rijn wins the National Steel Award in the category utility.
Octatube goes on a study trip to Cologne.
The renovation of an office building at the Casuariestraat in The Hague wins the second price during the annual award of the 'Gouden Kikker' Sustainability Award.
Octatube is CE certified. Many products that are marketed in the European Economic Area (EEA) must bear a CE mark. As a manufacturer or importer, this indicates that a product meets the requirements in the areas of safety, health and the environment.
The cast clamping nodes of the Market Hall’s cablenet facades win the Benelux Award for Galvanizing in the category for characteristic steel building parts.
Octatube wins the Dutch Construction Prize in the category Building Materials and Systems.
Octatube: winner of the‘Supply chain partner of the year’ award!
Octatube came up with a solution so that the divisions in the stealwork ended up out of sight.
Expansion of Octatube's office and manufacturing facility. New location: Rotterdamseweg 222, in Delft.