Business Center Roerpoort: Irregular linearity with Hairplan® 300 siding panels

A new business centre close to the Dutch town of Roermond offers flexible and affordable office space thanks to its modular design. ArcelorMittal Construction Netherlands supplied the steel cladding for its facade: pre-coated Hairplan® 300 siding panels that provide the buildings with its characteristic aesthetics.

Detailed information

The need for affordable office space is a big issue nowadays, especially in economically expanding areas like the Limburg region in the Netherlands. The mission of the Business Center Roerpoort is to adapt to any company's needs. Its modular design permits maximum flexibility as far as the floor plan is concerned - a total of 2600 m2 of office space is separated into 120 variable units of 20 m2 each - but there are more options available: from a minimum of 15 m2 to an entire floor of the building.

BC Roerpoort is situated on the new A73 motorway, just a few kilometers outside of Roermond and a 30-minute drive from the cities of Maastricht and Eindhoven.

The building consists of three wings and is slightly Y-shaped in plan. Two of the upper floors present a small cantilever on the wings' end. It was designed by RuimteMakers Architecten BNA from Maastricht according to the most modern standards of today's work life and offers office space for 60 to 70 companies. Whereas the offices are arranged on the upper two floors, the ground level offers a spacious, glazed entrance hall with a reception, common areas with sofas, a restaurant, and meeting rooms available for rent also to non-tenants. Furthermore, singular working spaces can be rented for a day.

The BC Roerpoort is not only an exceptionally flexible building, but also meets sustainability requirements: the energy it consumes is gained from a heat pump system.

ArcelorMittal siding panels

The building's steel facade attracts attention on the outside: Siding panels in three different colours (beige, brown, and grey) create an irregular yet linear pattern that continues inside the building on part of the walls in the lobby. The interior design uses the same colours of the exterior facade, which creates a soft transition from the outside to the inside. Timber elements provide a comfortable atmosphere in the entrance hall and common spaces.

The product used for the facade is Hairplan® 300, an aesthetic facade solution from ArcelorMittal Construction. ArcelorMittal Construction Netherlands supplied the Hairplan® 300 panels pre-coated with Hairplus® in the colours Beige 4131, Whitegrey 4902, and Ral 7038 from the Colorissime colour chart. The Hairplan® 300 panels are mounted vertically with invisible fixations, while a dark-grey aluminium strip marks the horizontal separation.

Project information

  • Herten-Roermond
  • Netherlands
  • Architect:
    RuimteMakers Architecten BNA
    Project architect: Jacco Poleij
  • 2012
  • Client:
    LIOF Business Centers
  • Photographer:
    ©ArcelorMittal Construction