Steenfabriek Rijswaard is the biggest brick maker in the Netherlands. Here, bricks in all forms, sizes, colors and structures are 'freshly' baked in the factory, and displayed in the beautiful showroom.
For Steenfabriek Rijswaard we have placed all climate systems in the new showroom and office areas within 3 weeks, apart from the cooler in the factory itself. In the office area, all airconditionings have been sprayed in the exact same colour of the existing ceilings, in order to create a calming effect. Both meeting rooms as well as offices are now provided with year-round fresh air and a modern operating system.
Here, we transfer the heat from one side of the building to the other side, in order to significantly save energy costs.
What made this project a special one, is the fact that the front of the big office of the Steenfabriek Rijswaard is located fully in the sun, whereas the other side is fully in shadow: because of this, the heating and cooling needs of the building are very different in different areas of the office. That is why we have chosen for a special system that allow rooms to independently heat or cool. Here, we transfer the heat from one side of the building to the other side, in order to significantly save energy costs.
The project in the showroom of the brick factory offered another challenge: this showroom is located precisely above the brick ovens, an area in which it is approximately 60 degrees Celsius without any climate systems. By using a lowered ceiling and grids on the walls, cool air is being blown into the room, without giving an annoying air flow or noise nuisance. An interesting challenge given these high temperatures. In order to match the interior of the beautiful showroom, we have detained a sharp line of the grids.