As the old freigt terminal on Kalvebod Brygge transforms into a hip office building, the gables will be covered with facade panels in high performance concrete. We are specialized in bespoke and prefabricated elements in high performance concrete and will bring our knowledge into play, when we supply the renovation project with almost 1300 sqm of self-supporting facade panels with a wooden structure that match the original expression of the building.
Self-supporting facade panels with a wooden structure
High performance concrete is a unique material that allow us to produce elements that lives up to the original expression of the building. The material is very suitable for renovation projects, which has great demands to both design and the amount of load that the existing construction can carry.
The insulated and self-supporting facade panels with a wooden structure is going to appear with the original surface from wooden planks and therefore, the surface has been carefully selected in order to match the look of the original 120 mm planks. Furthermore, the facade panels are going to be colored with a warm and light grey to achieve the original grey nuance of the building.
Example of facade panels in high performance concrete with a wooden surface at The Stranding Museum in Thorsminde.
The facade panels consist of a 40 mm thin front plate, which measures more than 7 meters in height and is prepared with insulation on the back. The facade panels are self-supporting and therefore, they will not put any further load on the existing construction. Furthermore, the facade panels will be carrying four balconies and an accordion staircase in high performance concrete.
3D illustration of the gable that turns west and the mounting principle of the balconies.
Staircase and balconies
Besides the 1300 sqm facade panels, are we furthermore going to supply the renovation project at Kalvebod Brygge with four balconies measuring 18 meters in length and an accordion staircase meassuring more that 24 meters. The balconies will be installed at the facade while the staircase is supported by columns. In that way neither the balconies nor the staircase is going to put on extra load on the building.
Rendering by Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter that illustrates the end-result of the renovation of the old freight terminal on Kalvebod Brygge.
Architects: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Engineer: Erik Pedersen Rådgivende Ingeniører