GRATING TECHNOLOGY

Floor gratings for Pampus

Fort Pampus is on Pampus island, an artificial island in the IJ River near Amsterdam, and it is on the Unesco World Heritage list. Fort Pampus is one of the three national visitor centres of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and it attracts more than 40,000 visitors annually. To allow visitors to wander around the fort pleasantly and safely, the floors include galvanised Staco pressed gratings type RR.

Fort Pampus was completed in 1895 and it rests on no fewer than 4,000 piles 11 metres in length. The fort is part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam: a 135 km line of fortifications built between 1880 and 1914 comprising 46 forts and batteries at a distance of between 15 and 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. The top floor of Fort Pampus houses two swivelling turrets with two 24 cm guns. Nevertheless, the fort has never been involved in any hostilities.

The mission of Fort Pampus is now to inform the public about the history of Fort Pampus and the Defence Line of Amsterdam. To maximise access to the visitor centre galvanised Staco pressed gratings type RR are installed, allowing the visitors to get to places they can not reach otherwise so they can wander around the fort as they like.

Staco products used

Staco pressed gratings type RR

Technical information

Staco pressed grating type RR 2-40, mesh size 22 x 22, hot-dip galvanised, 135 m2 

Location

Pampus, Amsterdam, NL

Applications

Floors
Staircases

Used in sectors

Public
Architectural