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The building is characterized by its massive volume, made of bamboo, and...
The façade is the business card of every building and the design and material used is very decisive for the appearance. Bamboo is a durable material that is suitable as façade covering, especially if a natural look is desired.
Bamboo offers several benefits over other cladding materials:
Schoonschip calls itself “the most sustainable floating neighbourhood within Europe” and wants to act as a leader and pioneer, experimenting with the newest sustainability techniques and solutions. Literally, Schoonschip can be translated as clean ship. Sustainability naturally is the core value of the project which is home to 46 households. 6 houses are finished with MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® cladding and beams. The material is CO2 neutral or better during the product lifespan and is highly suitable for use in humid environments due to its natural resistance to fungi and micro-organisms. An ideal and beautiful choice for the sustainably minded inhabitants!
Bamboo wall cladding for outdoor use is available in the form of cladding boards or beams. MOSO® offers several solution for this purpose within the Bamboo X-treme® range:
Bamboo X-treme® is the most widely used exterior material in bamboo. More than 10 years after its introduction, the material has proven to be very durable and easy to maintain. Due to the Thermo-Density® production process, bamboo boards are preserved. The cladding boards can be installed untreated as building façade and require no finishing or maintenance. Bamboo X-treme® greys naturally and is extremely stable, which means that the boards remain nice and straight. Among the technical properties of Bamboo X-treme® cladding, the fire class B-s1-d0, use class 4 (EN 335) and durability class 1 (EN 350 tested according to CEN/TS 15083-2) are particularly appreciated.
The Bamboo X-treme® range offers not only cladding boards but also beams in different dimensions. The beams can be installed in various forms as cladding. The creativity of the architect and the quality of the installation work determine the final beauty of the façade. The Bamboo X-treme® beams age naturally and are very stable, keeping them nicely straight and level.
We would wlike to inspire you with reference projects using bamboo façade cladding on various buildings all over the world: