In the city center of Amsterdam, an old building at Nieuwendijk 188 has been demolished and replaced by a completely new building with three floors, two of which are retail floors. The design of the new facade is iconic! The old, closed facade has been replaced by a beautiful glass facade with a very open character, consisting of round glass and round natural stone, designed by architect Frederik Vermeesch of the Rijnboutt design agency. As a result, the renovated building fits in well with the streetscape of this versatile shopping street in Amsterdam.
For IFS Building Systems from Waddinxveen, the various parts of the facade made of steel, aluminum, and curved glass have been modeled in Tekla Structures. What is special about this is that the curved parts of the three separate fronts each have three centers. All parts follow the arcs with these three centers, including the fencing on the outside.
The biggest challenge in this project was modeling the 30 mm thick edge on which the facade on the first floor rests. This plate runs in two directions (horizontal and vertical), whereby the top of each cross-section had to be horizontal. For this, a PolyProfile was finally cut out with a huge cone shape that was placed at a slight angle. In the end, all objects were modeled in Tekla Structures without using any items or reference models!