University of Utrecht - Viktor J. Koningsbergergebouw

An Educated Choice

With its glass walls, transparent façade and LED lighting, the Victor J. Koningsberger building, in the suburb of Uithof in Utrecht, cannot help but capture the eyes of all passers-by. The Viktor J. Koningsbergergebouw is dedicated to the faculties of Geosciences, Science and Medicine was designed by the renowned Rotterdam-based Ector Hoogstad Architects.

This latest building addition to the University of Utrecht opted for a revolving door at their main entrance. The 3-winged Tourniket revolving door was custom-made and has been constructed almost entirely of glass. Director and project architect Joost Ector said, "The entrance had to be functional and recognisable, but also belong to the story of the building."

Lofty Height Need Special Solutions

The three central themes in the design of this iconic building are lightness, openness and transparency. All of these properties can be clearly seen in the building’s façade and play an important role at the main entrance. This bespoke revolving door towers at an impressive nine meters height. However, at this height issues such as rotating parts stand in the way, so a different solution needed to be chosen. Watch the video below to see which route architect Joost Ector selected and why.

  
  

The Product Specifications:

  • Product: 3-Wing Tourniket Revolving Door
  • Diameter: 2600 mm
  • Height: 8900 mm
  • Canopy Height: 6500 mm
  • Electrical: 4 x LED
  • Finish: Coated

A Strong Collaboration

Projects like these involve many collaborators, and for this one we are working with the below in our quest to secure the space:

City:

Utrecht

Country:

The Netherlands

Product:

Tourniket Revolving Door

Segment:

Education

Year:

2016

The Architect:

Ector Hoogstad Architecten

The Client:

University of Utrecht

Boon Edam Project leader:

serve.ridder@boonedam.com

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