The Shaded Dome developed by Royal HaskoningDHV, ZJA and Poly-Ned wins De Vernufteling 2016 by public vote. On March 16th, the prize was awarded during the Day of the Engineer at Inholland in Delft. The Vernufteling is an annual prize by KIVI and NLingenieurs for the most innovative project by a Dutch engineering firm.
The Shaded Dome is a semi-permanent facility, comprised of an air-supported, environmentally controlled dome in which a pleasant microclimate is created. The dome is positioned under a tent layer (the Shade), supported by a steel cable structure. This passive design element provides the dome with protection from often demanding climatological conditions like for example solar radiation, wind, high air temperature, humidity and precipitation.