Accoya wood selected for open façade at Schiphol Airport’s new Mortuary in Amsterdam
07 Dec 17
Accoya wood, supplied by Royal Dekker, was selected for a special façade design for the new mortuary which was recently opened at Schiphol Airport. The open facade design creates depth and is manufactured in accordance to the sustainability principles of Cradle to Cradle (C2C) and BREEAM. The use of Accoya wood, which holds a Gold C2C certification, further supports Schiphol’s ambition to be a zero waste airport by 2030. C2C is a design philosophy inspired by the circular economy concept and has been highly adopted in Western markets as being the most stringent product certification fitting with the incentives of the circular economy.
The open façade consists of an insulated sandwich panel, on which an Accoya wooden frame is situated. Vertical Accoya is fixed to the horizontal battens mounted on the panels and nailed from the inside, to make the fixings appear invisible. A total of 7400 linear meters of rough sawn Accoya has been installed.
Henk Moen, from Moen & Van Oosten Architects commented, “We selected Accoya for this project, because of the wood’s natural beauty and its sustainability credentials. Accoya provides peace of mind, as it will not warp and is virtually rot proof.”