Transforming KB32 with UHPC
The iconic Kalvebod Brygge 32 (KB32) in Copenhagen has undergone a remarkable transformation. After years of neglect, the six-story building was in need of major renovation to restore its unique brutalist style and enhance its functionality. For years, the building laid almost deserted until it was renovated and turned into a 29,200 sqm open office domicile that has earned multiple prices, including the "Office Building of the Year (2022)" award by Nohrcon and "Copenhagen's Best Architecture (2022)" award by Berlinske.
The aim of the renovation process was to restore the original expression of the building and enhance its qualities with natural materials, spacious interiors, and natural light. Hi-Con is proud to have contributed to the project by providing elements in Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) that helped achieve the architects' vision. The innovative use of UHPC elements has helped to transform KB32 into a stylish, modern, and functional workspace while preserving its original brutalist expression.
The KB32 renovation project serves as a testament to the possibilities of transforming iconic buildings into vibrant and functional spaces that meet the demands of today's modern workplaces.