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Fontys Rachelsmolen University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven (NL)

Eindhoven is home of a new and beautiful educational building. For Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Rachelsmolen campus, Ector Hoogstad Architects designed a sustainable building with a strong character of its own. Platowood Spruce is mounted on the facades by means of prefab frames.

A special profile has been developed for this project: An extra wide channel siding with a false rebate. The cladding boards have been quickly and optimally cut in-house, mounted on racks and delivered to the job site by Maas Reusel. This enabled ZND Nedicom, a specialist in roofing and cladding, to cover the facades at a very high speed.

Wilgard Daris, General Manager ZND Nedicom:

The collaboration with Maas Reusel and Platowood went flawlessly. A deal is a deal and the result speaks for itself.


Sustainable and circular design

Platowood’s hydro-thermal modification process (Platonisation) only uses water and heat. Fast-growing wood species are modified into high-quality wood products with a long lifespan. The application of Platowood fits in perfectly with the sustainable and circular design objective of this project.

Façade cladding

Wood type
Platowood Spruce


Custom made profile
XL channelsiding with false rebate

Ector Hoogstad

ZND Nedicom

Petra Appelhof


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