“The biggest challenge was to create a construction base that is 100% watertight. This is no small feat, considering the circular shape of the construction. To achieve the floor’s specifications without reinforcement would result in a very thick slab. Because part of the underwater concrete had to be reinforced anyway we decided to reinforce the entire structure with a combination of mesh and steel fiber reinforcement.”
“We initially considered using only mesh reinforcement. However, designing, creating and placing the mesh was quite expensive and time-consuming because we needed to customize the netting and apply it both ways. Combining mesh with Dramix® steel fiber was much more efficient in cost and installation."
"This floor design features optimal tensile strength at a floor thickness of 1.000 mm and a thickness of 1.400 mm along the diaphragm walls. Dramix® steel fiber increased plasticity of the concrete to protect it from external ground and water pressure, ensuring a watertight structure.”