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Nominated!

Nominated! Together with MVRDV, ABT, Bam Bouw en Techniek, we have been nominated for the Glass Award 2021 for the Boijmans van Beuningen Depot project in Rotterdam. In total there were 24 submissions in which glass played a central role : Submissions Glass Award This project is one of the 5 nominees from which the…

Safety culture ladder

Safety ladder certification Safety and awareness remain a hot item in the construction industry in the Netherlands. In order to promote awareness and raise the safety culture to a higher level, joint agreements have been made within the construction industry, laid down in a Governance Code for Safety in Construction. From 1 January 2022, contractors…

Sorba gets “douze points”!

This is custom heading element Sorba Projects has build a part of the new façade of Ahoy Rotterdam, the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest from 18 May onwards. Our expertise in the field of façade engineering made us the obvious party to carry out this project. By using 7-metre long black panels, the façade…

Thames Tideway

Thames Tideway | London Like many old cities around the world, most of London has a combined sewer system. This means that the sewers not only collect sewage from toilets, sinks, showers and washing machines etc., but also rainwater. The current system is a large brick tunnel system of about 1100 miles, built in the…

Update refurbishment Luton

Update refurbishment Luton Following the fire in a residential tower block a few years ago, fire safety regulations in the UK have been significantly changed and tightened. As you will have read in the January 2021 newsletter, Sorba UK has been commissioned to renovate three towers on the University of Bedfordshire campus in Luton. Safety…

Farrington Station in Rail Construction News

Farringdon Station Redevelopment This month Rail construction News has a nice feature on Farringdon Station, part of the Elizabeth Line . In the attached link below you will find a 4 page article on this project. More information on the projects of the Elizabeth Line projects you can find here.

Interview with Architect Winy Maas about spherical mirror façade

Interview with Architect Winy Maas about spherical mirror façade In this interview Winy Maas, architect of the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, talks about his vision for the spherical mirror façade and the way Sorba has implemented his idea. Maas speaks about the cooperation between Sorba and MVRDV architects, which has resulted in the magnificent façade…

Silver Opening Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

This is custom heading elementThe new icon of the Rotterdam skyline through its unique mirror façade engineered and executed by Sorba The silver opening of Art Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen adds a new icon to the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The unique design by architect Winy Maas, MVRDV, included the spherical mirror façade. A…

Measures Corona Virus

Measures Corona Virus The coronavirus and the measures of the government to fight it, continue to have an impact on society. At Sorba we also put the necessary measurements in place and we want to keep our stakeholders informed about the potential consequences for our projects. We keep a close look on the developments regarding…

Unique doors for the spherical mirror façade

Unique doors for the spherical mirror façade The façade of the Art Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is almost finished. Most of the insulation glass for the windows has been installed and it is now time to install the doors. The doors are cladded with the same reflective glass panels and will disappear in the façade…

Video: Spherical Mirror Façade in Rotterdam

Spherical Mirror Façade in Rotterdam The façade of the new Art Depot of museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam should blend in with its surroundings. That is the initial vision of architect Winy Maas of MVRDV. This spherical mirror façade will reflect the buildings surrounding the Art Depot. Sorba has the envelope package for the…

Sorba UK Limited gains CHAS Health & Safety Standard

Sorba UK Limited gains CHAS Health & Safety Standard As of May 22nd, Sorba UK Limited is compliant with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). CHAS was created to ensure health and safety standards across the United Kingdom. With the CHAS Certificate Sorba UK is now a SSIP registered (Safety Scheme in Procurement) company.…

Elizabeth line stations Central London

Elizabeth line stations Central London Sorba is in the final stage of completing many of the stations fit-out contracts awarded to them by the client “CRL” and its contractual partners. It has been a privilege to work on so many schemes at once and using many different types of bespoke materials, all designed and supplied…

Sorba installs 800 solar panels on warehouse

Sorba installs 800 extra solar panels on warehouse Sustainability and renewable energy are a hot topic in the construction industry. Sorba is looking at new ways to make our projects more sustainable, but also looks at ways to decrease the environmental impact of our own office and production facility in Winterswijk. Last year we took…

Sorba has a new company video!

Sorba has a new company video! In the past few years Sorba has grown and worked on magnificent projects. Therefore we thought a new company video was well deserved! With this video we want to give you a quick overview of what we do and how we do it. You also see the renowned Dutch…

International open BIM Award 2018 for Pontsteiger Amsterdam

International open BIM Award 2018 for Pontsteiger Amsterdam The Pontsteiger Project in Amsterdam has won the building Smart International Award in the category Construction. This award was given to the Pontsteiger project because all the partners involved have developed the building completely according to BIM-standards. Sorba has partaken in the Pontsteiger project with the development…

Nieuwbouw Beurshal Messe Frankfurt

Nieuwbouw Beurshal Messe Frankfurt Na een bouw van twee jaar is de nieuwe Messehalle 12 van de Messe Frankfurt op 25 oktober geopend. Het nieuwe beursgebouw is 248 meter lang, 118 meter breed en 30 meter hoog, kortom een gigantische gevel die bekleed moest worden. Het ontwerp van Kadawittfeldarchitektur vroeg om een gevel met een…

New Trade Fair Hall Messe Frankfurt

New Trade Fair Hall Messe Frankfurt After two years of construction the new trade fair hall 12 of the Messe Frankfurt is completed. The new hall is 248 metres long, 118 metres wide and 30 metres high, which gives it a gigantic façade. The design from Kadawittfeldarchitektur asked for a complex diamond pattern. Sorba has…

Innovative solar design Solarix launched at Kuijpers building

Innovative solar design Solarix launched at Kuijpers building Beauty and brains combined in world premiere of Dutch solar design façade Today the innovative, energy-producing design façade of Dutch team Studio Solarix has been launched at the Kuijpers building in the Eindhoven region. The sustainable design demonstrates a seamless blend of solar energy, interactivity and design.…

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