2 innovative Octatube projects are nominated for the 'Bouwtechniek Award 2012': a cardboard spaceframe and a cable facade.
After 8,6 meter long glass fins for the Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi) the Netherlands are now also starting to build extra large glass fins. The shopping centre Metropole Almere will get 10,4 meter long glass fins (made out of one piece). The project is a design by Format Architecten.
Octatube is going to build the atrium facades of the new city offices in Utrecht, designed by Kraaijvanger.
The steel construction of the 11 meters high 'zigzag' facade at EMC educational centre Rotterdam is ready for glass cladding.
On the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona the project V&A Medieval & Renaissance Galleries (London, United Kingdom), designed by MUMA Architects, has received the Structural Design of the Year award.
"Of all glass applications that were introduced at the renovation and the new building, the atrium roof of the central courtyard on the root location is the most iconic. The frameless glass roof, engineered and installed by Octatube."