Retaining walls for architectural bicycle storage facility at TU Delft
A new bicycle storage facility was needed following the arrival of a new educational building on the TU Delft campus. Bosch Beton retaining walls were used in the architectural design of the storage facility and coffee bar. The retaining walls absorb height difference at the embankment and form a passageway at the entrance to the bicycle storage facility.
A high-capacity bicycle storage facility was needed following the new educational building’s construction and other developments. The central bicycle facility with space for 1,450 bicycles was realised on the square in front of the Industrial Design faculty on Landbergstraat in Delft.
Customised retaining walls
As well as standard Bosch Beton L retaining walls we also supplied custom walls for this project. Several retaining walls were chamfered and the corners were mitred. With their sloping tops, the retaining walls at the bicycle storage entrance are in complete harmony with the embankment.
We placed the walls over a distance of one hundred metres using our customer’s crane and our own clamp.
The bicycle storage comprises two layers and is an architectural design with a business-like engineering vibe that befits TU Delft. A green mound, with terraced steps on the side facing the square, surrounds the bicycle storage facility. The mound ensures that the bicycles on the lower level are out of sight and provides a great place to relax in nice weather. Coffee & Bikes has been operating a bicycle workshop on the upper layer since 2018.
TU Delft’s campus continues to develop, as is clear from another project for which Bosch Beton supplied customised retaining walls. The Stevingebied underwent major refurbishment. We delivered 500 metres of anthracite-coloured L retaining walls for the area renovation. The walls include stairs and seating elements and there is a ramp for people with an impairment.
PROJECT IN THE PICTURE
Custom anthracite retaining walls at TU Delft
Bosch Beton supplied anthracite-coloured retaining walls for the redevelopment of the outdoor area at TU Delft. Among other things, for seating elements and a ramp.
Green seating at JFC college in Barneveld
Students of the JFC College in Barneveld have lunch and relax during their breaks on the new tribune of retaining walls.
Boring schoolyard in Kortrijk is first Zero Waste Schoolyard
In Kortrijk (BE), the first Zero Waste Schoolyard was realised at the Sint Amands primary school Zuid. The dull playground was transformed into a green park.