SRON exceeds expectations

10 September 2020

While the construction of the new building for the Dutch space research institute SRON is still in full swing, the building has already met expectations in an important aspect. In fact these have been far exceeded. SRON needs floor slabs with very strict vibration requirements for its research. In other words: floors that vibrate only very slightly in order to be able to experiment with them very precisely. These requirements are shown in a VC coding, where VC stands for 'vibration criteria' and the added letter can run from A to G. The floors in the new SRON building have VC-D as a requirement, but as the first tests now have shown: they even meet the criteria for VC-F.

Given the location of the building at the Leiden Bio Science Park, both the design team (including Ector Hoogstad Architecten as architect, Pieters Bouwtechniek as constructor and Peutz as construction physics consultant) and the contractor Medicomzes can call this a top performance. Inspired by this early success, the entire team is now working with even more motivation towards the completion, which is scheduled for the first half of next year.


Image: Ector Hoogstad Architecten

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