Projects

Amsterdome

First circular event location!

One of the most iconic domes of the Netherlands is getting a second life in Amsterdam. In the past, the Amsterdome (formerly known as Aviodome) hosted the aviation museum at Schiphol, now it offers accommodation to an event location that is operated by Teka Groep. The Aviodome has been demolished and rebuilt with recycled materials, and renamed to Amsterdome.

It is the first circular event location in the Netherlands! There is a floor area of 5,000 m² in total with a plenary hall that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Cocoon is responsible for the seam seal of the roof which is a self-sustaining roof meaning no beams are used to uphold it. Our engineers who are trained in Rope access will close the 385 nodes of the dome.

“I get puzzled looks when I try to explain all the things we can do”

Working at Cocoon is not just something. It is special, varied and cannot be explained in 1 sentence. Jed Lee, who has been with us for 11 years, shares his experiences as a Cocoon technician.   Can you tell us something about yourself? “My name is Jed and I...

A dense yet flexible seal of every cable transit point? Is that possible to achieve?

A well-known problem among contractors, architects and installation companies: Sealing seams and gaps around cables. Thick rows of cables go in and have to be neatly finished. But how do you ensure that the entry/exit point of cables is completely airtight, but also...

A morphing building

Elastic and tight, flexible and smooth, weatherproof and strong: Cocoon met all the requirements that Dutch renowned architect Architect Koolhaas was looking for while making a “skin” around his work. Prada Transformer was the stunning result. It decorated the city of...

Challenge: Achieve 100% airtightness in COVID-19 vaccine production area

What is left to do if, as a pharmaceutical company, you have tried almost everything with regards to making a room or plenum airtight, but you are unable to achieve 100% airtightness? This presents a major obstacle to delivering the desired quality within the...

Cocoon also able to preserve underwater

Accretion on the propeller shafts and blades. It is a widely known problem for ships waiting to sail their first trial run. An unnecessary amount of time and money is needed to restore the screws. About eight years ago, Cocoon devised a solution for this in...

Cocoon goes big.. we will be working with ITER!

Cocoon has acquired a very special project. Our team will be collaborating on a major project of ITER, an institution that is constructing the largest nuclear fusion reactor on earth in France. A “tokamak” will serve to educate us more on how we can generate energy in...

Cocoon in special circumstances: 60 cm high crawl space in 48 degrees.

Special explosion-proof halls are being built on an artificial island off the coast of Kuwait. The construction company from Moerdijk, however, ran into the fact that certain structural components came through the work floor. And you guessed it: Cocoon obviously had a...

Cocoon is not satisfied with ‘as good as new’

Preserving a product in case you need it again in 40 years, and then expecting it to be as good as new as when it was produced. That seems almost impossible, but for Cocoon it is not. Our LNG Storage Depot in Drachten The Netherlands is real life proof that it can be...

Cocoon spray: The ideal protection layer for your equipment, production line and spare parts

What Cocoon does in general? We conserve and protect capital goods (like airplanes, turbines, tanks, heat exchangers, production lines and parts of oil rigs) and lots of other objects against external influences. Cocoon is a spray-on coating product that is used in...

Cocoon stretches its limits: working at 70 meters height

Working at 70 meters height. Sealing more than 200 seams for about 148 high voltage pylons. Impressive numbers, but no problem for Cocoon. We have successfully completed our project for TenneT, and we are delighted to tell you more about it. You could already read...