Greening of facades and security with the X-TEND stainless steel mesh | Apeldoorn | Netherlands
Grundschule Kita de Diamant X-TEND Edelstahl-Seil


Greening of facades and security with the X-TEND stainless steel mesh


Today, teaching children a healthy, natural approach to nature can also be the task of schools. In the Netherlands, there is an educational institute that has taken on a green pioneering role in this respect thanks to the X-TEND stainless steel mesh. The Primary School de Diamant in Apeldoorn not only wants to teach its pupils the subject matter, but also to show them how urban life in close symbiosis with flora and fauna is possible.

An exemplary school

The de Diamant primary school sees itself and its concept as a jewel with many different facets. With four educational concepts at three locations, it offers an education that meets the developmental needs of each child. Not only is the curriculum dry, but there is also a lot of hands-on experience. For example, the pupils write about their everyday school life in the Diamant newspaper in articles they have written themselves. The photos are also taken by the students themselves.

Green tendrils on stainless steel cables

A school concept that is so unusual and at the same time extraordinary may calmly adorn itself with a transparent, safe and special eye-catcher. The X-TEND stainless steel cable net not only ensures safety where it is fixed and tensioned, but as a climbing aid it makes it easier for plants to climb up the building. At the same time, the net also does a great deal for the maintenance of the building. Instead of digging into the building fabric, the plants simply wrap themselves up on the robust steel cables with a diameter of three millimeters. The resulting greenery creates a great contrast to the simple polycaronate panels of the façade.

In the assortment of CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE you will find ...

  • Schools,
  • Training companies,
  • universities and
  • Industrial and residential areas

... flexible solutions for transparent railing infills, completely translucent facade protection and greening, as well as cable support systems and LED light module systems. 

  • Project
    Primary School de Diamant, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • Application

    Façade greenery

  • Products

    X-TEND CXE 250 m2, ◊ 180 mm, ø 3 mm

  • Photographer
    Harry Noback