Faceted steel facade
The exterior of the new premises for the Dutch Royal Mint has the look of a vault, with almost no visible openings and a facetted facade inspired by the reliefs on Dutch Euro coins. The silver-gold sheets are standard profiled steel sheets (Isis 55/120-7 point profiles made of S280GD-Z225 grade steel prepainted in 50 µm Granite Silky Shine Gold) mounted on a backing structure of galvanized metal studs and angled in different directions to give a new dimension to the building. In total, approximately 62 tonnes of steel exterior cladding, 56 tonnes of profiles and 6 tonnes of flat steel for the fittings were installed on the facade. Inside the office, the courtyard and entrance are formed by a steel structure with V columns (HEA/HEB/IPE and tubes) – this took a total of 163 tonnes of grade S235/S355 steel with 802 SteelKote EP anti-corrosion protection, 2-component epoxy coating and a single 80 mu coat of RAL 9005 paint.