Connecting corridor, Utrecht
In Utrecht, MedicomZes installed the bridge connecting the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital (WKZ) of UMC Utrecht and the Princess Máxima Centre, which is under construction (commissioning in mid-May 2018).
The bridge will be used to transfer sick children from one hospital to another.
15 different colours of glass
The bridge has a total length of 155 metres and a height of nearly 5 metres. Because of its varying width and colourful cladding, it will be an eye-catcher in the region! The architect defined 15 different colours of glass, for which he combined up to 3 different shades of Vanceva films. The bridge will be assembled in prefabricated bridge sections of up to 50 metres, complete with pre-assembled roof and façade cladding.
Because of De Kok Staalbouw’s many years of experience in building with prefabricated bridge sections, their short assembly time minimised inconvenience to both hospitals. As there were settlements of steel during the transport and construction, we took additional measures to avoid glass breakage in the façade profiles.
The prefabricated bridge sections were laid in place at the end of 2017. The bridge is expected to be completed in March 2018 along with the new hospital.
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