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. 

Parties involved

Video footage

Drone movie

This video shows the installation of the last Airdeck elements of the project ZNA (Antwerp, Belgium).

The complete project is visible, including the installation of Airdeck elements in a high-rise building. 

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

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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: detail of the Airdeck elements. The punching zones are clearly noticeable.

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Detail of the punching area. Upper reinforcement still to be installed.

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Detail connection to a concrete wall, using a 'stabox' system.

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Installation of the Airdeck elements with tower cranes.

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Installation can be done by 2 workers

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People can walk and work safely on top of the Airboxes.

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Upper reinforcement is installed on top of the Airdeck elements.

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Detail of the temporary support on which the Airdeck elements will be placed.

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Delivery of the Airdeck elements on trailers.

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Airdeck elements are lifted 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 Airdeck elements on level +19

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Backpropping of an Airdeck floor

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Detail of column-airdeck connection

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Drillings are possible in an Airdeck floor

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Details of typical MEP drillings in an Airdeck floor

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Details of typical MEP drillings in an Airdeck floor

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Details of typical MEP drillings in an Airdeck floor

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Shafts next to rigid cores, integrated in the Airdeck floors

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MEP installed underneath the Airdeck floors (before installatioin of the fake ceilings

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Aerial view of the total project

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