Arison maritime training campus

Arison maritime training campus

Paul de Ruiter Architects
Almere, Netherlands
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Arison maritime training campus

Paul de Ruiter Architects en tant que Architectes.

Arison maritime training campus: State of the art simulator maritime training

Carnival Corporation & PLC, the largest cruise vacation company in the world, assigned us to design a state of the art training campus in a Design & Build in the new landscape area DUIN in Almere, the Netherlands. Carnival cruiseprofessionals from all over the world meet each other during the training weeks in the Arison training center and stay in the Arison Accommodation & Parking. Both buildings constitute the start of the campus development, in the near future is space for the realisation of two more buildings.

Advanced training facilities The Arison Academy yearly trains 6.500 deck- and engineer officers during weekly maritime safety courses, this sets the ‘next level’ safety standard for the worldwide cruise sector. The largest training facility in the world disposes the most advanced real-size bridge- and engineroom simulators to imitate emergency situations. Safety of both personnel and passengers is the primary issue, therefore the training center is equipped with the newest technical gadgetry concerning safety enlarging technology and knowledge.

Healthy learning environment The focus of the LEED Gold Arison Academy is on a healthy learning environment to stimulate exceeding achievements. Fresh air, a stable interior climate, reliable materials, perfect acoustic and a good incidence of daylight create an optimal learning atmosphere. The building has a well-organized structure and a relaxed appearance to improve the user-friendliness.

Integrated in the dune landscape The design of the Arison Academy exist of a piling of two worlds in the landscape of DUIN in Almere. The four simulators are placed subterranean in the dune area, above the ground the building indents where three transparent levels protrude above the green area. The social heart of the building, the central atrium, connects the lower and upper levels. The entrance and meeting rooms are situated in the transparent plinth, the learning- and training rooms are located in the upper levels.

Arison Accommodation & Parking The Hotel with parking is connected to the Academy via both a subterranean corridor and an overground dune path. The four star Hotel is composed of fourteen layers, the subterranean layers serve as storage and parking spaces. The ground floor accommodates the reception, a restaurant and a gym, the eleven transparent hotel floors with 176 spacious hotel rooms offer a fantastic view over the IJmeer. All facilities are brought closely together in the same building to stimulate comfort and rest after an intensive day of training.

Transparant architecture The architecture of both buildings breaths transparency due to the glass façade. The contrast between the dark shades of the Academy and the light look and feel of the Hotel is characteristic. The aluminum sun blinds contribute to the powerful architecture of the buildings. The sun blinds prevent heating due to sunlight, at the same time the panorama view and the incidence of natural light are preserved.

LEED GOLD The Arison training campus meets high environment- and sustainability standards to guarantee a future proof learning environment. There is a strong focus on the ecological quality of the campus in the dune landscape. The sustainable climate system enables a healthy climate ánd a highly efficient energy consumption. By means of simulations and a 3D BIM we reached an optimal balance between a healthy interior climate and an energy efficient building. The project is valued with a LEED GOLD sustainability certificate.


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Integrated into its dune landscape, the architecture of this building breathes transparency due to its glass facade. Awarded a LEED GOLD sustainability certificate, this hotel and training centre for the Carnival Corporation features advanced solar control curtain walling.

As part of a sustainable climate system that enables highly efficient energy consumption, the curtain walling system here is made up of 242 insulating glass elements of Guardian SunGuard SNX 60/28-glass placed in aluminium frames - the largest of which is 5730 x 2854. Located in a windy coastal environment on the Dutch coast, a glass thickness of 45 mm was required in order to comply with safety requirements of the glass.

The glass used, HiSunGuard, is a high performance solar control glass that assists in the creation of a comfortable indoor climate. When used in a standard glass element, it lets through 60% of incoming natural daylight, as opposed to only 28% of the solar heat. Further, it has a U-value of 1.0 W m2K.

Installation on site was carried out by Alkondor, a leading Dutch facade specialist. Each of the 242 insulating glass panels weighs about 1200 kg, so considerable precision and good weather conditions were required to carry out the work safely. More from the Manufacturer:

Guardian SunGuard® SNX reflective glass brings beauty, comfort and light in the csmart Campus Bertrange, Luxembourg, May 9, 2017 - Advanced solar control glass from Guardian SunGuard® eXtra selective series was selected for the curtain walls of the recently completed csmart Campus in Almere.

The campus, designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects and built by Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise company, is a state-of-the-art Center for Simulator Maritime Training (csmart) five stories that professional training offers top quality, and the 12-story Hotel csmart where employees can stay on Carnival Cruise Lines during their annual training.

Csmart has a range of highly sophisticated facilities and is located in a dune landscape where water, air and land meet. To reflect these aspects was maximum transparency needed - of course without losing the comfort inside.

For the curtain walls were 242 insulating glass elements of Guardian SunGuard® SNX 60/28-glass placed in aluminum frames, of which the largest is 5730 mm x 2854 mm. The final structure of the insulating glazing in these large panels is SNX 10 60/28 - 14 - 1010.2 having a total thickness of 45 mm. This excessive thickness is necessary in order to be able to comply with the safety requirements of the glass, since the insulating glass elements of floor-to-ceiling go, and are located in a coastal environment with a lot of wind, they have to comply with Dutch safety standards NEN 6702 (structural safety) and NEN 3569 (risk of injury).

SunGuard is a high performance solar control glass that helps with the selectivity in creating a comfortable indoor climate. When used in a standard double glass element leaves the 60% of the natural daylight, as opposed to only 28% of the solar heat, and it has a U-value of 1.0 W / m²K. This helps to reduce energy costs because of the reduced demand for artificial light and air. SunGuard SNX 60/28 has an attractive appearance and a neutral, low reflectance, which makes it pleasing to the eye and with it the ideal choice for all-glass facades. The insulating glass elements are made by Hero Glass. The Account Manager of the company, Harry van Uum, points out that this project was a particular challenge because of its unique size and thickness of the panels and required just-in-time delivery.

"After we received the specifications of installers, we guessed Guardian SunGuard SNX 60/28 to, because of the good experiences we had with them. Once this was agreed, we worked closely with the team of Guardian so that they could meet our deadlines - which they did. Therefore, we could make the glass according to the order, which was important because the 10 mm SunGuard SNX 60/28 is not a standard material that we have in this thick stock. "

Although customers Hero Glass normally calculate their own data, Hero did so in this exceptional case, in collaboration with Peter van Dijk of Knowledge Glass. In addition, Hero and Guardian collaborated on thermal stress analysis, which was important because the windows after placement are difficult to replace.

The installation was carried out by Alkondor, a leading Dutch facade specialist. According to Jan Bergman, head of sales, this was no ordinary plant. "Each of the 242 insulating glass panels weighing about 1200 kg, and it took a lot of precision and good weather conditions to carry out the work safely."

The entrance to the hotel is also a very unique feature: from the outside of the building is only glass visible, so that the symmetry of the façade is not interrupted. This is achieved by the use of insulating glass with projection - likewise with SunGuard SNX 60/28. The glass is structurally bonded to the sections and installed with the aid of a profile hidden in the opening, which is also used for the mechanisms for the automatic opening and closing of the doors.

Harry Uum and Jan Bergman were agreed: "Guardian SunGuard glass looks great and has the desired properties. Moreover Guardian offered excellent logistics services, by repeatedly delivering the right glass at the right time. "

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