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Oliver Design fitting out Texelstroom


Oliver-Design-TexelstroomSpain-based Oliver Design studio completed the interior design for Texelstroom, a new passenger ferry for Dutch operator Teso.
Texelstroom is the first vessel of its kind to be built at Spanish shipyard La Naval, and she will undergo final outfitting in Den Helder, Netherlands. Texelstroom will transport 1,750 passengers and vehicles on the hour-long route between Den Helder and Texel, the largest port in the Friesian islands, several times a day. She features a symmetrical double-ended design and uses compressed natural gas and solar panels to improve energy efficiency onboard.
Oliver Design worked according to an interior design by Vripack. For 18 months Oliver Design have been creating more than 1,000 construction and working drawings for the 4,000sqm main hall on the passenger deck, the weather decks, the two bridges and offices and the buffet, crèche, services, dining and crew areas.
A staff of around 100 people was involved in the assembly of such interior. The ergonomic furniture has been custom built.
The crèche area is one of the most interesting areas designed, with her decorative panels with backlit pictures of birds, a seamless resin floor and curved windows simulating a sandy beach, and shells gathered from the beaches of Texel in the Friesian islands. The large Mediterranean pine in one of the galleries is also remarkable: it was craft-built from treated natural bark and branches, and freeze-dried leaves.