Utrecht, The Netherlands
Redevelopment of the Cereolfabriek started in 2012 and today it houses a primary school, an art centre, a restaurant, etc. Because of the multi-functional use of the building, a high acoustic performance was specified
The cereol factory in Utrecht is a landmark building where linseed oil used to be produced. It closed for business in 1973 and in 2008 suffered significant fire damage whilst empty. Redevelopment of the building started in 2012 and today it houses a primary school, an art centre, a restaurant, gym, theatre and offices.
A high acoustic performance was specified because of the buildings multi-functional use. Floors have been isolated using the CDM-FLOAT system, walls using the CDM-QR brackets and ceilings isolated by incorporating the CDM-CC60 hangers into the suspended ceiling. Structural steel support elements were isolated by designing bespoke isolated steel boxes and steel staircases decoupled the main structure by introducing a bespoke CDM-FIX system.