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Project • By RockpanelPrimary Schools

Les Trèfles Primary School

The new Les Trèfles primary school in Anderlecht, Belgium seamlessly blends educational innovation, sustainable design, and attractive architecture. The exceptional design, by architectural firm Árter of Brussels, was therefore selected for the ‘Exemplary Buildings 2012’ call for projects of the public authority Brussels Environment-IBGE/BIM. The school, which accommodates 750 children from ages 4 to 12, consists of four partially overlapping circles connected by wide walkways and an adjacent gymnasium. The three largest circles have classrooms in the 'skin' and sheltered round playgrounds in an open core. A two storey circular building provides the entrance, technical areas and a caretaker’s lodge. A new kind of primary schoo... More

Product • By RockpanelRockpanel Stones

Rockpanel Stones

Rockpanel Stones is a range of lightweight, easy to process façade boards with the pure look and feel of stone. The panels offer a visually impressive, economically efficient and environmentally sustainable alternative to conventional façade styles in natural stone or concrete. Furthermore, the flexible panels can be easily applied in a curved façade to create striking structural contours.A high-end concrete or natural stone façade can enhance any building, giving it a professional appearance. However, the use of stone façades can lead to weight-related construction and static problems which can be challenging and costly to resolve. Where curved or contoured building surfaces are involved, narrow limits are put on the design, if only becaus... More

Project • By RockpanelUniversities

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

ROCKPANEL® façades have formed the stunning canvas for a specially commissioned, three storey carving on the new ‘Heart of the Campus’ building at Sheffield Hallam University. Natural shapes with a nod to the past The themes explored in the artwork by Artist Christopher Tipping are conveyed through dynamic mark making and linear drawing, routed into the ROCKPANEL surface. The work evokes the history of cutlery & silverware manufacture in the city via techniques associated with it such as engraving & chasing, suggesting the role of an individual maker and the exotic materials they often worked with such as Brazilian Rosewood & Red Deer antler. The layered images are a recurring theme, appearing in the glazing as well as the façade... More

Product • By RockpanelROCKPANEL® Brilliant

Rockpanel® Brilliant

Rockpanel® Brilliant in 16 sparkling designsEvery building has its own story through its form, structure and colours, and often it is Rockpanel façade cladding that inspires architects to give their design a distinctive character. The Rockpanel Brilliant series and its 16 designs offer unlimited aesthetic possibilities to let your building blend into the environment or to make a bold statement.The broad design range of the Rockpanel Brilliant series ranges from natural brown, aubergine or green hues through cooler colours like grey or blue and on to a dominant red or orange, which provide inspiration and support innovative design concepts. All the sparkling surfaces offering an astounding play of colours. Sunlight or artistic spotlighting f... More

Project • By RockpanelPrimary Schools

Primary School Neel

In the Dutch community of Maasniel, the nature of a tree is the inspiration behind Architectenbureau Coppen’s school extension project comprising four new classrooms as well as a new library, outdoor theater and central space for meeting and open learning. The symbolism of a tree is used to organize new uses and new ways of teaching within an existing traditional corridor-style school. In the words of architect Hans Coppen, “Teaching is no longer about telling children facts. It is about sharing ideas to foster enthusiasm for a new world, not the world we think we know. People gather under a tree. The new central area here is like a tree as it offers a place for gathering, for sharing stories and ideas.” Just as the canopy of a tree o... More

Project • By 2by4-architectsHospitals

Housing and health care complex Eltheto for the next generation of elderly

In the small town of Rijssen 2by4-architects designed the new healthcare and housing complex ‘Eltheto’ for elderly people. Until recently elderly people were seen as a group that functions outside of modern society and are only in need of care. The contemporary healthcare centers and housing for elderly people are still designed according to his idea. Over the past decennia this resulted in a range of introvert buildings where the main focus is healthcare instead of the quality of life itself. For Eltheto 2by4-architects inverted this concept and separated the housing and healthcare program. The housing program functions like a particular housing program that one would find in a suburb. They are open and social housing blocks where the m... More

Project • By RockpanelOffices

Bonarka For Business

Located in close vicinity to Bonarka City Center, a popular shopping and entertainment hub in Krakow, Poland, ‘Building F’ of the Bonarka for Business (B4B) development is a modern office building that offers an optimal working environment with high class finishes and design befitting a leading edge business park concept for the 21st century. One of ten innovative buildings that make up the award winning B4B office park development, the eight-storey Building F is designed as an open plan concept characterized by an abundance of natural light. Concentrated in the center of the floor plan is a vertical circulation core that consists of a lifts, cased exit stairs, service shafts, restrooms, utility rooms and staff lounges. This centralizat... More

Project • By RockpanelHousing

Multi Unit Housing Winterthur

Located in Winterthur, Switzerland, this multi-family housing development by Bänninger + Partner Architekten is notable for meeting Switzerland’s demanding Minergie standards for low energy consumption building. Further to this, its striking yellow façade cladding has attracted attention as an architectural landmark in the town. The development comprises a total of 45 apartments housed within 4 different apartment buildings that have been sited within spacious green areas that include playgrounds. Although the vibrant façade colour stands out as a key design element, it interestingly was not immediately clear from the beginning that the façade would even be solid, let alone so vividly coloured. Project architect Gérard Wolf explains... More

Project • By RockpanelSwimming Pools

S&R Olympia Brugge

The S&R Olympia Brugge is a water sport and entertainment facility located in the Belgian city of Bruges. The facility, designed by Artabel Architects, is a visual rhapsody in shades of blue which is accomplished in cooperation with local authorities and organizations. The facilities include a 50 m Olympic size indoor swimming pool, recreation area, paddling pools, two outdoor pools, playing fields, café and outdoor bar, meeting rooms and a playground. The exterior expression of the building is an important aspect of the design in terms of relating exterior and interior uses to each other. The design of a façade to accommodate such a large programme of uses was not an easy task however, with the eastern wall of the facility alone measuri... More

Product • By RockpanelRockpanel Woods

Rockpanel Woods

Give your building a natural and harmonious feel with ROCKPANEL Woods. The boards are manufactured through a careful and innovative production process and can scarcely be differentiated from real wood. With ROCKPANEL Woods, the properties of wood and stone are combined to create a unique product with the authentic look and workability of wood and the durability of stone. ROCKPANEL Woods is available in 5 oak and 5 ebony finishes alongside our range of 7 standard, natural look wood finishes. ROCKPANEL Woods comes standard with a ProtectPlus finish and can be used as façade/rainscreen cladding in ventilated constructions. More

Project • By RockpanelStudent Housing

Campus Living

Known as ‘Design City’, the town Kolding is a growing hub in Denmark that is home to a number of large educational institutions including the Kolding School of Design and the International Business College (IBC). Helping to meet an increasing demand for housing, Campus Living by Tegnestuen Mejeriet Architects is an affordable multi-unit student housing project that balances low maintenance and operating costs with high quality living and architectural design. Distinguished by its bold orange facade, Campus Living stands out from the grey, white and black buildings typical in Denmark and has become a highly visible landmark in the dense new neighbourhood that is emerging. Stage 1 of Campus Living comprises 83 affordable units over six fl... More

Project • By RockpanelMills

Davidson's Mill

Located just north of Aberdeen, U.K., The Plaza at Riverside Quarter by Stewart Milne Homes offers a unique collection of contemporary houses and apartments at the edge of the River Don. Created within the historic grounds of Davidson Mill, the development features an historic industrial character alongside modern materials, amenities and transport links. Specialized in paper and plasterboard, Davidson Mill was a working paper mill from 1797 until 2005. Although now closed and largely demolished, the mill remains a valued landmark to the city of Aberdeen. For project architects Jeff Ewan and Stewart Milne, it was therefore necessary that the contemporary look of this new development stay in keeping with the historic surroundings and ma... More

Project • By RockpanelOffices

Fahrenheit Building

An office building with brilliant colours and a striped appearance Located in the Hippocrate Commercial Area to the east of Montpellier, the Fahrenheit building accommodates several businesses and medical offices. This refined and HQE-certified architectural design blends elegantly into its environment. Resolutely modern, striking and sustainable The A+ Architectural firm, commissioned by the developer Agir Promotion, chose natural materials with high environmental ratings in order to develop a new approach for the buildings insulation and cladding. “ROCKPANEL façade board material was selected following the results of rigorous research evaluating the economic and aesthetic objectives and performance factors. The fact that the boa... More

Project • By JJW ArchitectsPrimary Schools


A NEW PROFILE SCHOOL IN THE HARBOUR OF COPENHAGEN In The School in Sydhavnen – Skolen I Sydhavnen - JJW Architects invite the city into the school and connects the school with the city, while utilizing the harbour location by using the water as an extra classroom. At the same time varied spaces create numerous, different scale gathering opportunities for pupils – from the overall school assembly to intimate learning sessions between two classmates. When JJW Architects won the architectural competition there were some newly build apartments and office facilities in this new part of Sydhavnen – and old part of Copenhagens Harbour that is currently being developed into a new mix-use quarter. But the new Sydhavnen lacked an assembling... More

Project • By RockpanelOffices

Brunner Office

The BRUNNER family business based in Eggenfelden, Germany has been designing and manufacturing high-quality stoves and fireplaces since 1946. Following the decision to move into the production of heating and boiler systems in 2010, space became increasingly tight, which led to the construction of a brand new facility. This was designed by local architect Prof. Markus Frank and comprises two modern buildings, which display innovative and distinctive craftsmanship both inside and out. The extraordinary façade ties in well with the future-oriented nature of the BRUNNER business. A new office building with attractive workspace and a new 4,500 m2 heating technology building were designed. It accommodates training rooms for employees and custo... More