During the last year the security areas at Schiphol have been totally renewed. Safety, travel and home comfort were the most important factors for the Schiphol refurbishment. To increase the comfort of the people who are passing through, extra attention was paid to the 'perception' factor. For the design the Architects MV Architects and Benthem Crouwel Architects were especially focussed on the experience and functionality of the four essential steps taken at security. Transparency, a lot of bright lights and light colours, 'warm' materials and round shapes were chosen. Besides that, elements were placed where the passengers can re-arrange their belongings. This was done with the aim of creating a pleasant atmosphere and a restful environment.
C2C Grill system
For the decoration of the ceilings and walls the Derako C2C certified grill system was used. With the wood specie FSC American Red Oak, an entirely natural, warm, pleasant and 'calming' look was created in the security areas. Also the completely open structure of the grill systems fits in the "open and light" vision of the design. Adding green moss-like ceiling elements ensures further reinforcement of this "natural" experience factor.
Dimensioned to space and design
Per area different joint widths within the grill system were used so that the structure always fits in well with the surrounding elements and the desired look within the area concerned. The ceilings and walls were finished in accordance with the expected system loads. Especially for this project white dowels were used with the solid wood grill panels for the walls, so that the Derako wall system visually forms one open entity with the underlying white walls.
Special open wall structures From a design perspective it was necessary for the wall panels to come forward, more than usual. For this Derako developed a special wall-distance spacer in the same white colour as the dowels. The spacers are, just as the other system parts, delivered on location completely prefabricated and thus save on assembly time.
Customised Logistics The Derako deliveries took place at night via a delivery route that was specially created for this project. So the installers were able to work during the night and reduce the inconvenience to the other operations at Schiphol.