At Nørre-Snede School in Denmark, more than 100 MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME panels have been used to create a five metre tall climbing tower that forms part of a new interactive playground experience to get children moving and exercising more.
Designed by architectural firm Gustin A/S, delivered by senior project manager Camilla Liv Erthmann Andersen and material supplied by DLH, the playground area uses innovative technologies and bespoke equipment to set new standards for outdoor play and exercise.
A key focal point for the play area, the timber mountain known as Tells House challenges students to reach its summit whilst protected from the elements by precision engineered timber panels. With the equipment’s strength and stability key to children’s safety, the high performance and extremely durable MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME panels proved the perfect material solution – combining excellent machinability, weather resistance, a simple installation and outstanding long term performance. “MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME is a high performance and very durable solution for a wide range of external applications,” commented Peter Clifton, Product Manager. “Due to its enhanced natural resistance to the effects of water absorption, there will be less need for costly and disruptive maintenance works with the tower remaining both attractive and functional for a longer period of time.” Ideal for use as a façade, cladding or exterior applications, MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME panels are manufactured to withstand humidity and varying weather conditions.
Due to the proprietary acetylation treatment process used to treat the wood elements, MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME has a naturally altered unique chemical structure. This process greatly reduces the ability of the panels to absorb water – creating a stable and extremely durable product with a 50 year guarantee, backed by independent British Board of Agrément (BBA) assessment. Available in two panel sizes – 2440 x 1220 and 3050 x 1220 – MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME can also be supplied in an array of thicknesses from 4mm to 18mm. To achieve the tower’s complex design at Nørre-Snede School, over 100 panels were supplied in the standard 2440 x 1220 size with three separate thicknesses specified – 9, 15 & 18mm. With the playground now open to the school and members of the local community, children of all ages in Nørre Snede can take advantage of the precision engineered and bespoke designed timber mountain. Thanks to the specification and installation of MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME, Tells House will offer a safe, secure and reliable play area for many years to come.