The choice of facade elements in Park070 was difficult. Marc: "Originally, we wanted berk plywood with a (semi-)transparent lacquer, but this requires a lot of maintenance whilst the rest of the building is very maintenance-friendly. Also, deliverability was problematic and prices were high. We were therefore looking for an alternative with a natural wood look without a certain plastic sheen or any deviation in the wood grain. That's when we ended up with Rockpanel Natural as the board is not finished with a coating.
As a result, weather influences the appearance of the facade and ceiling. The appearance of these durable panels changes under the influence of local climatic conditions. A matt non-glossy texture that takes on a beautiful wood tone after a time in the sun is also maintenance-free and highly durable."
Van Wijnen asked facade specialist De Baak to supply and install the ceiling and facade elements. The subcontractor was confident because it had a good existing relationship with Rockpanel. "In close cooperation with the client, confidence was built in the ventilated and insulated rear construction system and, of course, the associated costs," says Marc de Wilde of De Baak. HSP is the supplier and creator of the prefabricated rear structure and the company took care of the delivery of the fully custom-sawn 3D Rockpanel for the facade and ceiling.
Ceiling in 3D
In terms of logistics, De Baak managed to place the ceilings in such a way that all other work on site could continue without any limitations. And the installation of the Rockpanel cladding was also done creatively. "We installed them in a cassette-like way with some angled edges. For the ceilings, this is a great added advantage compared to a flat installation," says Marc De Reuver. "We wanted panels in wood, but with the Rockpanel Natural cladding we have a very good alternative, with a similar warm look."
Frank-Willem also looks back on using Rockpanel cladding with satisfaction. "In the middle tower, we executed the ceiling completely in 3D which looks impressive. In addition, Rockpanel is quick to install and few dimensional deviations occur. We are very satisfied with both the construction process and the final result."