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Head Quarters Cordeel - 15.001


Complete mission for C & S engineering. (BIM)


The main contractor Cordeel’s new HQ is situated in Temse. The building spans the 60 m wide dry dock of the former shipyard the Boelwerf at a height of 15 m. The terrace surrounding the two storey building offers a view of the Scheldt, the Temse bridge and the city. The main floors are accessible by four different stairwells and elevators. In the middle of the span two other, open stairwells connect both floors. Parking spaces and archives are located below the southern support, the technical installations are located in the existing pump chamber near the northern support.

Specific features

The main structure of the building consists of two steel trusses of 10 m high and 100 m long. They are each supported by two rectangular hollow sections of 100 cm on 60 cm, founded on piles. The central span is 72 m, the northern and southern cantilever are respectively 17,4 m and 19,4 m. Perpendicular to the two trusses standard, steel H-beams every 3,6 m support the main composite floor. The slender columns allow the steel structure to dilate. The horizontal stability of the building is ensured by the concrete cores. During the execution, the steel trusses was assembled while the concrete cores were erected. After placing the perpendicular beams, the entire steel structure was transported along the dock towards its supports. There, it was raised and fixed in its final position. Thorough BIM-coordination prevented clashes during execution and shortened construction time.

  • Crepain - Binst Architecture

  • Cordeel Zetel Temse n.v.

  • Temse, Belgium

  • 5000 m2

  • CompletedIn execution
  • Limeparts-Drooghmans en Studio PSG