Modern aluminium façade for renovated Van der Valk Hotel in Venlo
Van der Valk Hotel Venlo is a textbook example of circular construction, innovation and design. The aluminium façade elements from WICONA are an important part of this. On behalf of Byldis Facades, WICONA supplied aluminium curtain walls with integrated LED lighting, frames and sliding doors, which were modified precisely according to the architect’s wishes. With its sustainable, cradle-to-cradle-inspired approach, Van der Valk Hotel Venlo is unique in North Limburg, located on the edge of the city, along the A67 to Germany, with Venlo city centre 10 minutes away.
The building, furnishings and day-to-day operation are being developed in a sustainable manner. The hotel strives for a no-waste, circular operation. For the Van der Valk hotel group, it is the first hotel to be constructed in this unique way. Van der Valk Hotel Venlo renovated the existing site, in part by overhauling the current building (tower) while simultaneously creating a new building.
The composite whole became an eye catcher in its environment. Given its location in Venlo, C2C capital of the world, attention was paid to how the cradle-to-cradle principles can also add value to the hotel. This is not only in line with the policy of the municipality of Venlo but can also contribute to the quality of the hotel, image and branding towards (future) guests. This sustainable approach was applied very consistently. That is why the aluminium curtain wall solution WICTEC 50 from WICONA was chosen.
USED HYDRO CIRCAL 75R
CO2 EMISSION SAVINGS
Location: Venlo, The Netherlands Year: 2021 Building Type: Hotels & Restaurants Customer: Hotel Van der Valk Venlo Architect: QMVH architectuur Fabricator: Byldis Facades BV Investor: Luiten van der Valk Beheer Photographer: © egbertdeboer.com Used systems: Façades WICTEC 50, doors WICSTYLE 77 FP and WICSTYLE 75 evo, windows WICLINE 75 evo and sliders WICSLIDE 160
Integrated LED lighting in custom curtain wall
WICONA has also offered a standard solution for integrating LED lighting in curtain walls for years. This solution is based on a moulded aluminium cover strip with a transparent plastic cover. “However, Quant Architecture wanted a slightly larger and more elongated nose at the front. So, we produced specific extrusions,” says Raimond Stassen, project manager for WICONA. “In order to prevent, for example, snow, wind and water from putting too heavy a burden on the aesthetic caps, special attention was paid to the shape and connections.”
Proud of the end result
The aluminium decorative noses have been applied everywhere on the new façades. “We also supplied the curtain walls for the 52-metre-high hotel tower and wider substructure,” says Stassen. In the field of curtain walls, WICONA offers an extensive range of products, which will be expanded even further. This allows architects and façade builders to unleash their full potential in terms of creativity. “In the Van der Valk Hotel, segmented and curved profiles from the WICONA WICTEC 50 series have been used.
The recessed balconies in Venlo are fitted with WICONA bottom-hung windows WICLINE 75 evo, which guarantee a high level of wind and water tightness. “In the same spirit as these bottom-hung windows, we offer the option of using window doors with a low threshold, which allow easy access to the balcony. The standard solution also allows door handles to be placed on the inside and outside, for optimum safety. WICSLIDE 160 sliding doors from WICONA have been used on some balconies, which allow an even larger opening to the outdoors.”
“Quant Architecture wanted a slightly larger and more elongated nose at the front. So, we produced specific extrusions. In order to prevent, for example, snow, wind and water from putting too heavy a burden on the aesthetic caps, special attention was paid to the shape and connections.”
Raimond Stassen, project manager for WICONA