|Architect:||Bierman Henket architecten|
three-dimensionally wedge-shaped tiles glazed in white with blue haze
Meticulous detailing for the facade of the double elliptical construction was essential for the design. Henket chose a ceramic skin, which could blend into the sky. To achieve the desired effect our company performed various tests in close consultation with Hubert-Jan Henket. Finally a choice was made for a cladding consisting of wedge-shaped tiles with a white glaze interspersed with light blue accents. A great deal of attention was devoted to mounting and distributing the ceramic elements. The modules are in two sizes and the wedge-shaped tiles were randomly positioned, which results in the light and the sky being reflected both unpredictably and in many different ways. Royal Tichelaar Makkum was responsible for the production and the installation: over 50,000 tiles were produced to clad 1,340 m2.