On the former AkoNobel site in Arnhem, many existing buildings have been extensively renovated and modernised. C5, one of the former research buildings, now houses the head office of Teijin Aramid BV. A striking eye catcher in the central hall is the 8 meter long staircase, made of clear coat carbon.
Teijin Aramid and Holland Composites have cooperated successfully before: in making the new facade of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This facade also consists of carbon/aramid composite. As a result of this cooperation, Teijin Aramid has asked us to produce a staircase for their new headquarters in Arnhem, using their own fibers.
Honoured by this request, together with our regular engineering firm Solico and in collaboration with construction firm BAM, we brought the beautiful design by APTO Architects to life in this stunning result. Teijin Aramid’s carbon / aramid fibers are characterized by their unique style of weaving. In combination with the bamboo stair treads and the carbon handrails, the staircase is a true masterpiece in the middle of the entrance to the new head office.