Friday, September 13, 2013

News: Macalloy helps transform Denmark's House of Industry

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Products manufactured by Rotherham construction experts, Macalloy, have helped to transform a major business building in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.

An export success, Dinnington-based Macalloy are world leaders in design, manufacture and supply of threaded bar and cable systems to engineering and construction projects across the globe.

The Confederation of Danish Industry's (DI's) home for over 30 years, the "Industriens Hus" (House of Industry), has undergone a large scale renovation and modernisation enabling them to expand and create a contemporary building that could satisfy a modern and forward-looking organisation.

Designed by TRANSFORM Architects, the three year project involved adding a new 9,000 sq m structural glazing façade, a 7,200 sq m "diagrid" façade, a 2,000 sq m atrium, and a 1,000 sq m street level façade.

Macalloy architectural compression struts have been used to support the glass façade which covers the exterior walls. The resulting new exterior part of the building consists of a great media façade and over 80,000 LEDs which can be programmed for different speeds, colours, and direction creating thousands of different expressions displayed at one of the most heavily trafficked intersections in Copenhagen (see above).

Macalloy tension bars are also used as bracing in the sloping atrium roof that slopes down towards the city's famous Tivoli Gardens. The building is in a horseshoe shape and the atrium covers the central plaza.

At the opening of the building earlier this year Karsten Dybvad, CEO of the Confederation of Danish Industry, said: "The building's unique shape with a large glass façade has been the subject of considerable media attention. I think it is a great building to look at and a great place to work."

Macalloy website

Images: kollision /Confederation of Danish Industry

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