CASE: ZNA Hospital (Antwerp, Belgium)

The ZNA Hospital is a new hospital in the city of Antwerp (Belgium). It is very unique, because it is one of the first high-rise hospitals in the country. The hospital has 21 floors, of which 19 are above ground. The total surface of the project is almost 100.000 m2.

Airdeck was selected as the lightweight floor system for the total hospital structure (including the underground parking). Flexibility in the project was very important and Airdeck came up with a tailor made drilling protocol to allow future drillings in the hospital building structure. The contractor was also able to have a good construction speed by using Airdeck. 

The building structure is now finished and about 100.000 m2 of Airdeck panels were installed.

On the ground level, a tram will make a new connection in the Antwerp area. The tramway was installed on top of the Airdeck elements.

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Video footage

Drone movie

Timelapse movie

This video shows the general construction speed of Airdeck in the project ZNA (Antwerp, Belgium)

Pictures of the project

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Foundation works

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Airdeck elements are installed and connected to a precast wall

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Aerial view: Airdeck elements on level -1

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Aerial view: the punching zones on the Airdeck elements are visible

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Detail of a punching zone. Upper reinforcement to be installed

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Detail of a connection to a precast wall (using STABOX)

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Installation of Airdeck elements with the tower cranes

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Airdeck saves a lot of labour. The elements can be installed by 2 workers.

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You can safely work and wolk on the Airboxes

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Upper reinforcement is installed on the Airdeck elements

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Detail of the temporary props on which the Airdeck elements are installed

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Delivery of Airdeck elements on trailers

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The Airdeck elements are picked up directly from the trailer

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Airdeck elements on level +19

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Installation of Airdeck elements on level +19

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Aerial view of level +19

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Backpropping of the Airdeck floor

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Detail of column-airdeck connection

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Corings are perfectly possible into the Airdeck floor

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Detail of typical MEP drillings (under bathroom)

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Detail of typical MEP drillings (under bathroom)

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Detail of typical MEP drillings (under bathroom)

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Shafts, next to the stiff cores, are integrated in the Airdeck floors

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MEP is installed directly under the flat soffit of an Airdeck floor (before the false ceilings are put into place)

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Aerial view of the total project

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