Locatie: Grobbendonk (B)
Architect: Goossens & Bauwens ingenieur-architecten bvba
Bouwheer: Agentschap Wegen & verkeer
The salt shed in Grobbendonk was built at the request of then Flemish mobility minister Hilde Crevits. The aim was to reduce the risk of a shortage of road salt during specific winter periods. It is one of the two strategic salt stores in Flanders. The work was completed in 2014. The shed has a storage capacity of around 5,000 tons of road salt.
LTS was responsible for supplying the materials and implementation of the eye catcher: a beautiful, unique and complex roof structure, made of spruce. Erecting the structure was a serious challenge, both computationally and in terms of implementation. The construction only becomes stable once the last beam has been mounted; only when the ring is centrally closed does it function as a whole.
The chemical and aggressive nature of salt required adapted materials. Wood scores very well in such cases. Wood is a strong option in all environments in which chemical resistance is required. Other materials used here underwent specific treatment.
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