The Dutch Vault offers no less than 13,000 m2 of production, storage and office space in Houten. This was to replace the historical Mint building in the centre of Utrecht that had become outdated after 100 years’ service.
The exterior of the Royal Dutch Mint premises is in the form of a safe with almost no visible openings. The facets on the outside wall are inspired by the relief on Dutch euro coins.
The gold-coloured façade cladding consists of precoated profiled steel plates laid in different directions to create a whole new dimension. The vertical and horizontal layers meet in the new facetted façade.
A total of approx. 62 tons of steel exterior cladding, 56 tons of profiles and 6 tons of flat steel for flashing was fitted on the façade. Use of sustainable building parts means the ‘second life’ principle was fully respected.