NNE Head Office

We designed and produced the exterior vertical pivoting shutters for NNE's head office in Virum in collaboration with Over Byen Arkitekter.   The 15 motorized pivoting shutters provide solar and heat shading for the large windows of the reception area. The pivoting shutters measure 5.7 meters in height and have 55 centimeters wide slats. They are constructed as a sandwich structure with double frames of anodized aluminum enclosing zinc panels with a 33% perforation.   The drive system consists of electric motors and worm gears placed in the bottom rail and hidden in the facade cladding. The pivoting shutters are fully rotatable around their vertical axis and controlled via the building's BMS system.   Photo credit: Over Byen Arkitekter and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Sejlhuset

We developed and produced the manually operated exterior horizontal sliding shutters for Sejlhuset, an apartment building in Copenhagen's Ørestad designed by Vandkunsten architects.   The sliding shutters are covered with a translucent synthetic textile and equipped with an innovative self-tensioning system that enables them to resist the high wind loads on the tall building....

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Mærsk Tårnet

We assisted C.F. Møller Architects with developing a range of different dynamic solar screening concepts for Mærsk Tårnet, a 17 story high-rise in the middle of Copenhagen.   Full-scale mockups of the different concepts were built, so the contractors, architects and engineering consultants could compare them to each other based on aesthetics, materials, functionality, outlook, transparency, environmental issues, energy, comfort, safety, durability, operational stability and cost.   The final concept, motorized exterior horizontal sliding shutters, was then developed into a fully functional mockup. The mockup was tested in the most advanced climate test center in Europe....

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Pakhus 13

When Tækker Group decided to restore Pakhus 13, one of only two remaining historical buildings in Aarhus Habour, they asked us to develop and produce a drive system for the external sliding shutters and motorized doors for the interior office space.   The drive system is based on concealed chains, and the motorized doors are pivot-hinged and piezo-electrically operated....

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Ice Cream Stall

Schønherr's design proposal for the modernization of Ribe's Cathedral Square included an ice cream stall.   The ice cream stall is equipped with two exterior motorized folding shutters. One side has a vertical folding shutter, the other a vertical folding shutter.   When in use, the two folding shutters serve as a solar shading solution. When not in use, they effectively close off the ice cream stall.   We designed, developed and produced the drive system for the two folding shutters....

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Metropol

When KANT arkitekter was tasked with designing the expansion and refurbishment of Metropol University College, they chose to clad a substantial part of the new building in perforated corten steel.   We assisted KANT arkitekter with developing the 108 vertical folding shutters that are placed over the windows in the building to provide dynamic solar shading.   The motorized folding shutters are made of the same type of corten steel and have the same perforations as the fixed part of the cladding. When the folding shutters are closed, they seamlessly integrate with the rest of the facade.   Photo credit: KANT arkitekter and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Experimentarium

CEBRA architects designed the extensive extension and refurbishment of Experimentarium, the Danish Science and Technology Center in Tuborg Harbour, north of Copenhagen.   The new design includes several box-shaped structures that have been placed on the original building to create a dynamic expression. The facade cladding is made of brushed and anodized aluminum with perforated organic patterns.   We developed a mix of 76 three- and four-wing vertical folding shutters for the project. The folding shutters are motorized and seamlessly integrated with the facade cladding....

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KMD Ballerup

We developed the exterior horizontal sliding shutters for KMD's corporate headquarters in Ballerup in close collaboration with KHR Architecture.   The solution consists of 228 motorized sliding shutters made of steel frames covered by anodized aluminum panels with a perforated gill pattern.   Photo credit: KHR Architecture and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Villa in Klampenborg

We designed the exterior horizontal sliding shutters for a private villa in Klampenborg. The sliding shutters are motorized, and we developed a unique drive-station based on metal spirals to move the shutters. The frames are made from galvanized steel, and the louvers are made of wood....

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Designmuseum Danmark

We developed the solar shading solution for Design Museum Denmark's design lab in collaboration with Bornebusch Architects.   The solar shading solution consists of 10 motorized and 4 manually operated exterior vertical pivoting shutters. The shutter frames are made of galvanized steel, and the louvers are made of teak wood.   Photo credit: Bornebusch Tegnestue a/s and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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UN City

At the entrance to Copenhagen Harbour is the new distinctive, star-shaped UN headquarters in Denmark. 3XN Architects have designed UN City as an eight-pointed star to achieve an architectural expression that emphasizes UN’s essential values ​​and authority.   The white facades stand as a distinctive luminous contrast to the surrounding water. The window surfaces are covered with an envelope consisting of more than 1.400 vertical – 2.5 m tall – folding shutters clad in finely perforated aluminum. The folding shutters are in constant motion as the light moves around the buildings through the day. We developed and produced the drive stations for the folding shutters.   UN City has received the highest LEED certification, a LEED® Platinum certification....

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FIH Domicile

We designed and developed the exterior sliding shutters for the FIH Domicile (now PensionDanmark) in collaboration with 3XN Architects.   The FIH Domicile has achieved recognition among architects because the characteristic sliding shutters constantly vary the architectural expression of the building – and because they are the only sliding shutters in the world, where the same electric motor drives both the frames and the tilting slats. The simple transmission system is integrated into the external façade.   The sliding shutters are made of anodized aluminum.   Photo credit: 3XN Architects and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Trollbeads – Toldbodgade

We designed and produced the dynamic façade for Trollbeads’ headquarters in Toldbodgade in collaboration with BBP Arkitekter.   The façade envelops the building as an extra “outer skin” made of panels in Tecu Gold. The panels are perforated with a complex raindrop pattern in 200 different variations. 33 % of the façade is made of dynamic, horizontally folding shutters, which move up and down in time with daylight, sun and season. The system is motorized with our robust drive system that requires a minimum of maintenance.   Photo credit: BBP Arkitekter and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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3B Folehaven

The social housing association 3B Folehaven is situated at one of Copenhagen's most traffic-noise plagued main roads.   We designed the external noise reducing shutters to reduce the traffic noise in the apartments by 50%. Furthermore, the solution allows the residents to ventilate and sleep with an open window in their apartments without being bothered by loud traffic noise. The shutters are easy to operate via remote control.   Photo credit: Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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