With the arrival of the new depot of the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, the city of Rotterdam has decided to green the area around the depot. The plateau on which the depot is located will be enriched with nature paving, plant areas, trees and ponds. For this museum square a film construction was required, serving as sealing and as root barrier. NPI supplied this film construction via a partner.
The roof was first covered with a non-woven geotextile to protect the film layer above it. On top of this we placed root-resistant LDPE 1.0 mm film and our specialists welded it together on site, making the buffer field watertight. Crates with a substrate are then placed on the film, which together have a capillary effect. In this way, the vegetation can also draw on the water buffer during drought. Finally, 75 birch trees and other greenery have been planted on the roof pavilion.
The second phase of the project has recently started, in which a film construction has been supplied and installed for the other half of the plateau.
The depot with its enormous mirrored facade, the beautiful surrounding park and the panoramic roof at a height of 40 meters, is and will be a real crowd puller. Take a look!