Schiphol Airport – project with a calming look

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During the last year the security areas at Schiphol have been totally renewed. For the decoration of walls and ceilings the Derako grill system was frequently used.

Safety, travel and home comfort were the most important factors for the Schiphol refurbishment. To increase the comfort of the people who are passing through, extra attention was paid to the 'perception' factor, which is important in areas where an uncomfortable atmosphere can often dominate because of the controls. By using Derako's solid wood system an entirely natural, warm and 'calming' look was created in these areas. A look that gives the experience, in an operation such as a "security check", a whole new dimension.

Open designs with lots of 'in-between' spaces

The areas in departure 1, 2 and 3 and the transfer filters were designed by MV Architects and Benthem Crouwel Architects. For the design, experience and functionality of the four essential steps taken at security were especially focussed on. Transparency, a lot of bright lights and light colours, 'warm' materials and round shapes were chosen. Besides that, elements were placed where the passengers can re-arrange their belongings. This was done with the aim of creating a pleasant atmosphere and a restful environment. Adding green moss-like ceiling elements ensures further reinforcement of this "natural" experience factor.

With the Cradle to Cradle® certificate

The Derako wall and ceiling systems are Cradle to Cradle® certified. Derako wants to be sure that all products have a lasting positive influence on human health and the environment. Most types of wood are available with a FSC or PEFC certificate and a lot of thought is given as to whether the system materials and the finishing materials are environmentally friendly.

More information on the Schiphol project

On the Derako website you can download the How it's Made, a data sheet with more project information and Schiphol Airport project photographs.

For your unique needs

At Derako, we only work on a project basis, whereby a project is always completely technically supported and worked out. We like to think along with your design challenges and logistical problems (as described for the Schiphol project) and come forward with ideas for the realisation of your unique demands. With a detailed installation plan, prefabricated systems and other technical information, the installer or builder can proceed efficiently and accurately. Staff at Derako are always ready to help you.

Schiphol Airport – project with a calming look

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