The Rouen Normandy metropolitan region has chosen to rehabilitate shed 108 on the quays of the Seine as a contemporary and majestic construction to accommodate the staff of the CREA (Agglomeration Community of Rouen-Elbeuf-Austreberthe, comprising 71 communes). Construction Specialties, on the invitation of Sogea Nord-Ouest, the project owner, has tailored the entrance systems to ensure that all entrances to the building are protected and safe.
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The architect Jacques Ferrier has designed a complete project with a structure planned so that all the panes of glass that make up the building envelope reflect the natural light in an iridescent reflection. The inspiration for this project is a reference to the workshop of light that the region represented for the Impressionist painters.
Built according to the green Passivhaus concept, the new shed 108 meets this label’s very demanding criteria and provides the agglomeration with a 8,300 m2 passive construction, which according to estimates can make savings of over €260,000 per year. The daily traffic of more than 900 people place this administrative building in the second rank of establishments in group 1 of the classification of ERPs (buildings accessible to the public).
This vast project represents an investment of 35 million euros co-financed by the CODAH, the city of Le Havre, the region, and the Department has also benefited from the support of Ademe with the ecological dimension of the project and its innovative fittings, such as a sea water-powered heat pump…
From the outset, this exceptional building project has made an effort to employ sustainable and responsible materials and processes. Naturally, the interior finishes seek to continue this rule, starting with the doors of the building. The entrance matting responds to this objective in every sense because it is the first line of defence of the building and contributes to reducing maintenance costs in a sustainable manner, while ensuring conformity with ERP standards.
To protect this new environment and respond to all the relevant specifications, SOGEA Nord-Ouest has renewed its partnership with Construction Specialties, and its confidence in the Pedisystems entrance solutions. The contractor team selected a set of aluminium rail entrance mats, on the advice of our technical experts, to meet the different entry needs of the building.
The visual and technical specifications of the Pedimat® entrance system are ideally suited to the versatile needs of the main entrance of the building, ensuring an elegant and safe entrance for staff every day. Divided into three modules and composed of absorbent inserts made from rot-proof textile, this entrance mat presents a real barrier of 10 square metres which halts the spread of dirt and footprints on floor surfaces. The Pedimat® can be rolled up for practical maintenance and easy handling.
The other entrances to the CREA administrative headquarters are protected with three 12 mm Pediguard® entrance mats. These accesses experience the same potential pedestrian traffic, but must also consider the ability to withstand the passage of heavy wheeled loads. The Pediguard is a robust solution that fully meets the conditions required by the category of the building, supporting a rolling load of up to 200kg per wheel. Its multiple scrapers and the density of the rot-proof textile inserts removes moisture and dirt from shoes before they can penetrate into the building. The building floor surfaces are thus protected from all the abrasive elements that might be harmful to them, such as small pebbles which can very easily scratch all kinds of hard floors.
Thanks to these simple and sustainably effective measures, the entrances and floor surfaces of the new building will be perfectly protected and made safe as soon as the project is delivered, scheduled for the end of the month of June 2017.