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New installation of Wavin Q-Bic Plus

Thursday, December 8, 2016

In the wake of all the flooding in Europe recently, many residential and commercial buildings were hit hard by storm water damage. The effects of climate change on rainfall levels and frequency has forced many municipalities and companies to consider long term solutions for water infiltration and attenuation. Wavin Norway has just won a tender for a Q-Bic Plus infiltration system at the new football stadium for Oslo's home team, Vålerenga.
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Major refurbishment of Brussels’ fifth largest building, the Astro Tower, is now complete

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Astro Tower is the fifth largest building in Brussels. At 107 meters high, it has 34 floors and 35,000 m² of office space. The tower underwent a complete transformation and was given a new façade in blue reflective glass. Even the interior was gutted. All the pipes for hot & cold water supply and drainage were all replaced with select products from Wavin’s range of piping solutions.
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Amphia Hospital in city of Breda, the Netherlands

Friday, September 15, 2017

Prefabricated construction – whether an entire building, home or plumbing pipe system – is beginning to increase in popularity and use. Modularity, speed of installation, cost-savings, and sustainability are just some of the key benefits that are attracting customers and developers to prefab solutions. So when Unica, installer on the new Amphia Hospital project at the Molengracht site in Breda (The Netherlands), needed a soil & waste drainage pipe solution, they decided to go with a prefab pipe system.... from Wavin.
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Longest rail tunnel in Belgium

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Antwerp’s Liefkenshoek railway connection provides an essential transport link through the heart of Europe’s busiest port. Passing under the Scheldt estuary, the rail tunnel is a critical goods link between the port and the European-wide rail distribution network. Effective tunnel drainage is of absolutely fundamental importance – and Wavin products make an essential contribution.
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Bringing fibre to Swedish communities

Monday, December 9, 2013

East Amtervik in the Sunne region of south west Sweden is a small rural community with fewer than one thousand properties. Bringing high-performance broadband to such communities can be a challenge. In East Amtervik, people decided to solve it for themselves, with the foundation of Emterviksfiber – a cooperative cable venture. Bringing broadband to East Amtervik makes it a better place to live and work, and will help attract new visitors and residents.
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Saving water at Johannesburg Soccer City

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Soccer City stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, was the venue for the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands. The stadium had undergone a major redesign in advance of the World Cup. Wavin HepVo waterless valves were chosen to meet the specific challenges of a major sporting arena.
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Hygiene first at Rotterdam’s Maasstad Hospital

Monday, December 9, 2013

Opened in 2010, Rotterdam’s Maasstad Hospital soon established itself as one of the most advanced in the Netherlands. The hospital has 620 beds and the campus covers 100,000 m2. Wavin was involved from the earliest stages of planning and design which began in 2005. The design team set demanding targets for sustainability, ease-of-installation and cost-efficiency. Not surprisingly, however, hygiene was the top priority and the Wavin Tigris system met all requirements in full.
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Meadway Special Educational Needs School

Monday, December 9, 2013

The project developers wanted the Meadway SEN School to be a showcase for the UK Government vision for sustainable construction. The low temperatures needed by underfloor systems result in real efficiency, reducing energy consumption by at least 30%. This sustainable solution was also crucial in helping the building achieve a BREEAM excellent rating. Wavin’s UK surface heating and cooling specialist subsidiary Warmafloor provided the solution.
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Hardenberg City Hall - landmark sustainability

Monday, December 9, 2013

In 2012 the new Hardenberg City Hall opened its doors. The building is the workplace for 400 local authority employees and serves the needs of 60,000 local residents in this Dutch municipality. Hardenberg has set itself the target of becoming “energy-neutral” and it was important that the new city hall would lead by example.
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Corporate Social Responsibility for K&H Bank

Monday, December 9, 2013

Environmental sustainability is central to corporate social responsibility for K&H Bank. When the bank developed its new headquarters within Budapest’s 75,000 m2 TriGranit Millennium City Center project, they were keen to achieve LEED gold certification. This would be a first for Hungary. Wavin would make a critical contribution with its surface heating and cooling systems, enabling the bank to reduce overall energy consumption by 15%.
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Leicester Students Union – award-winning sustainability

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Percy Gee Students' Union at University of Leicester opened after a £17 million re-development project. It has since won a staggering 20 environmental awards and commendations; received a BREEAM 'excellent' rating; and won the Leicestershire Building of the Year award. It was the only UK finalist in the Global Greenbuild Competition. Wavin subsidiary Warmafloor was appointed to install the underfloor heating system.
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Setting standards in Budapest

Monday, December 9, 2013

This former military academy in Budapest has been transformed from a redundant architectural relic into one of the most desirable and environmentally intelligent business environments in Europe. The Officium buildings are part of a mixed development which includes retail, recreation and public services in this former Cadet Academy parkland. Developers, the SCD Group, paid exceptional attention to sustainability, and Officium is the first building in Hungary to achieve the BREEAM Excellent accreditation.
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French rail speeds data network installation

Monday, December 9, 2013

The French national rail network, SNCF, manages 32,000 km of track with some 14,000 train services operating daily. These include the world famous high speed TGV. Less well-known, is the IT network which runs parallel to the track. This carries all the train management and communication data needed to sustain a safe and efficient rail service.
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Wroclaw Football Stadium – the city landmark

Monday, December 9, 2013

The new Wroclaw Football Stadium opened in September 2011, ready for its key role as one of four Polish match venues for the Euro 2012 football championships. This architecturally stunning and environmentally innovative stadium is a showcase for Wroclaw, and the city’s most significant civic construction for over sixty years.
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New public transport terminal Utrecht

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Utrecht’s central station is the Netherlands’ main railway hub and a busy regional public transport terminal. To be ready for the future, internationally acclaimed architects Benthem Crouwel were asked to design a completely new terminal building, increasing the station’s capacity to a staggering 100 million travellers a year by 2016. Its most striking feature is a large undulating roof, which will benefit greatly from Wavin’s QuickStream siphonic drainage system. Not only in terms of water management, but also in terms of aesthetics.
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Managing rainwater for the Tuscan hospital group

Friday, December 20, 2013

A major hospital building programme in Italy will provide over 1,700 beds in the Tuscan cities of Lucca, Massa, Pistoia and Prato. Environmental awareness, patient comfort and building efficiency are recurrent characteristics of every design, and Wavin is contributing directly to achieving these goals in all four locations.
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Rieder Tower residence for senior citizens

Monday, December 9, 2013

In south-east Rotterdam, the Netherlands, lies the Rieder Borgh community. It offers a wide choice of supported living for senior citizens. The 16 floor Rieder Tower, with 79 senior apartments, is one of the tallest buildings in the neighbourhood. Multiple Wavin systems were deployed in the tower to ensure minimum noise for residents along with fast and efficient fitting for Unica, the contracted installers.
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Zafer Airport – serving Western Anatolia

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Zafer International Airport opened in November 2012 after a highly concentrated 18 month construction project. The new airport handles both domestic and international flights, making an essential contribution to the social and economic development of Turkey’s Western Anatolia region. With its 1.5 million passenger capacity, Zafer is already the country’s fourth busiest airport. Wavin QuickStream delivers effective rainwater management for all roof surfaces, and proved its ease of installation under exceptionally tough construction conditions.
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Rainwater management for Bogota El Dorado airport

Monday, December 9, 2013

El Dorado airport in Bogotá, Colombia is the third busiest in Latin America and the region’s number one for cargo. The airport’s new international terminal presented numerous design challenges with regard to rainwater management. The airport also wanted to achieve the highest standards for sustainability, capturing and reusing rainwater across the site.
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Surface heating and cooling for London 2012

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Athletes' Village in Stratford, East London, formed a pivotal part of the regeneration programme designed into the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the eyes of the world watching, the buildings had to reflect the best of British sustainable design in action and deliver real carbon savings to ensure a lasting legacy for generations to come.
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Surface water discharge for Poznan Airport

Monday, December 9, 2013

Surface water must be quickly dispersed at any smooth-running airport. At the recently extended and refurbished Poznan airport in central Poland, storm-water management for taxiways and aprons was an essential part of the project. Logistics would be critical for this implementation, keeping to tight deadlines and avoiding penalty clauses.
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United Nations on the Copenhagen waterfront

Monday, December 23, 2013

The United Nations is bringing six separate agencies together in a stunning new waterfront site in Copenhagen. This new Danish UN City opened in 2013. It provides over 28,000m2 of offices for 1,200 UN staff members and a fully automated 40,000m3 high-bay warehouse to store goods for development and emergency projects around the world.
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Ghelamco Arena - vision and sustainability

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Ghelamco Arena in Ghent is the first completely new stadium to be built in Belgium for many years. It is ecologically advanced and multi-functional. As well as 20,000 seats, it has numerous bars and restaurants, events, shopping and leisure facilities and 15,000 m2 of office space. The stadium is located in a new development corridor with offices, shops and a hotel. The project would need both to manage rainwater efficiently and to minimize construction times.
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New city hall for Utrecht

Friday, March 14, 2014

Adjacent to the central station, Utrecht’s new City Hall with its two white 92 meter towers makes a striking addition to the city skyline. This new high rise building required an effective system for rainwater management. Wavin’s service and support, including expert planning and logistics were central to the success of this demanding project.
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Meander Medical Center: Amersfoort new hospital

Friday, December 6, 2013

The new Meander Medical Center serves the Amersfoort region of the Netherlands. The Center occupies over 100,000 m2. It is light and airy, and particular attention has been paid to sensitive integration in the surrounding natural environment. During construction, contractors needed to work seamlessly together – maximizing efficiency at every stage of the build. Smart logistic management was essential, and the Meander construction teams benefitted from exceptional coordination of supply.
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