December 2019 - The beach pavilion Nautilus on Sea has been built in Egmond on Sea where the beach pavilion De Schelp once stood. It is the most sustainable beach pavilion in the Netherlands. The building is sustainable and circular: all the parts can be reused. Electricity is generated using solar panels on the roof. Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to fulfil the owners' dream of gas-free cooking and heating. The plan for a closed underground system for geothermal heating/cooling was rejected by the water authority and no alternative was available.
Sustainable hot-dip galvanised steel
The steel structure for the new beach pavilion consisting of 23 frames of various sizes and separate construction profiles was produced by Mous Constructiebedrijf from Akersloot. These frames and profiles, about 44 tonnes of steel in all, were hot-dip galvanised by Rotocoat. As a result, the steel is sustainably protected and its lifespan, especially on the coast, has been considerably extended.
The frames and profiles were then finished in their own workshop by StrandBaak from Utrecht, who are responsible for the design and construction, and the beach pavilion was completed quickly and efficiently on site.
Sun, sea and beach
The new beach pavilion, with a roof terrace and seating room for no fewer than 490 people (indoors and outdoors) is open every day, twelve months a year. Just like its predecessor, Nautilus on Sea is an open and hospitable beach pavilion. Everyone is welcome to come for a snack and a drink while enjoying the view of the sea and beach. And whether the sun shines or not, that view changes every day and it never tires.