Aarhus Musikhus

We designed, produced and installed the interior horizontal sliding shutters for Aarhus Musikhus' concert hall.   The motorized sliding shutters are covered in fabric and used to adjust and control the concert hall’s acoustics....

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Vesterbro Ungdomsgård

We designed, produced and installed the interior horizontal pivoting shutters for Vesterbro Ungdomsgård.   The building houses many different activities, from ball games to chamber music concerts. Our design consequently had to meet strict indoor light and acoustics requirements.   The 75 silent motorized pivoting shutters are clad in maple veneer. Users of the building can operate the two different levels individually. We installed all the mechanical components below floor level to ensure a sleek and minimalist design....

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St. Mary Axe 30 – The Gherkin

We designed the interior horizontal sliding shutters for the restaurant atop St. Mary Axe 30 (also known as The Gherkin) in close collaboration with the architects Foster + Partners.   The manually operated sliding shutters are covered with textile and curves along the lines of the gherkin-shaped building. The system is built on 12 trapeze-shaped panels mounted on aluminum rails and placed on the interior of the façade.   The sliding shutters effectively control the daylight intake in the restaurant, and the guests can enjoy the stunning view even when they are in use. When the sliding shutters are not used, they can be removed entirely and parked in a designated storage area....

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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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Royal Festival Hall

When Allies and Morrison led the restoration of London's Royal Festival Hall, we helped design and produce the acoustic doors in front of the central organ.   The acoustic doors consist of 8 6,5-meter tall, 500-kilo heavy motorized horizontal sliding shutters that allow for control of the concert hall's acoustics. Furthermore, the acoustic doors have three settings; the organ can be visible, partly covered or completely hidden....

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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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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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10 Gresham Street

We developed the vertical pivoting slats for 10 Gresham Street in London in collaboration with architects Foster + Partners.   The traditional Venetian blind, with its excellent daylight control characteristics, inspired the solution. Extruded aluminum frames with vertical pivoting shutters cover the facade. Instead of using visible chords and strings to control the shutters, we have placed the control system within the frames. We produced the shutters using a unique technology that allowed us to combine wood veneer with aluminum.   The solution is not only an integral part of the advanced climate control system in the building. The minimalist design also plays a significant role in the overall architectural expression of the building.   Photo credit: WikiArquitectura and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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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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Deloitte

3XN Architects wanted motor blinds with extremely wide 220 mm slats for the Deloitte HQ in Copenhagen.   They chose our Syncro Blinds, because the minimalist design can carry heavy loads over large distances. The slats have no holes, and the support points are hidden in channels in the slat undersides. This also makes Syncro Blinds easy to clean and maintain.   Photo credit: 3XN Architects and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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