Facetted cladding with Granite® Silky Shine
The exterior of the Royal Dutch Mint building resembles a safe with almost no visible opening. The unique design was inspired by the relief particular to the euro coins minted in the Netherlands. The cladding of this golden facade is made up of profiled and prepainted steel sheets (Isis 55-120/7 triangular profiles fabricated by ArcelorMittal Construction using prepainted Granite® Silky Shine Gold 50µm steel from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products) which have been placed in different directions with the vertical and horizontal layers coming together to form the facetted facade. The Granite® Silky Shine facade is attached to the concrete building using a substructure made with Magnelis®, also from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.
Royal Dutch Mint building wins Infosteel Steel Construction Award
The Royal Dutch Mint building, known as the Dutch Vault, in Houten in the Netherlands has won the People’s Choice Award at the 2020 Infosteel Steel Construction Competition. The spectacular facade for this iconic building was made with high-gloss Granite® Silky Shine from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.
Steel Construction Competition
Infosteel announced the winners of their 2020 Steel Construction Competition on 22 February 2021. Held annually, the competition is in its 21st year. Participation is open to any new construction or renovation built totally or partially in steel on Belgian soil. Projects outside of Belgium are eligible provided that a significant part of the project was headquartered in Belgium, as was the case for the Dutch Vault.
In addition to award categories of non-residential, residential, specific steel elements, and industrial buildings, the People’s Choice Award has been a part of Infosteel’s Steel Construction Competition for several years. More than 2700 people voted, selecting the Dutch Vault as their steel building of choice for 2020.