Codan

In cooperation with Hvidt Architects, we developed a system of interior vertical pivoting shutters for control of the daylight and acoustics for the Codan's auditorium in their corporate headquarters .   The system consists of 41 electrically Pivoting shutters that ensure silent and efficient adjustment of the daylight and the acoustics. The pivoting shutters are made of ash wood, perforated on one side, and with rubber tongues along the edges, ensuring total blackout when the louvers are closed.   The system is an integral element in the architecture of the room and the building....

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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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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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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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ISS global headquarters

Dissing+Weitlings design for ISS's global headquarters included a large, round conference room. The facade of the conference room is made of curved glass.   We developed the drive system for the 4-meter long electrically operated sliding glass door....

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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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News Headquarters in DR Byen

We developed and produced textile ceiling panels, a sliding door and textile wall panels for the news headquarters in DR Byen.   The large textile ceiling panels for DR Byen's front desk offer a discreet, semi-transparent fabric ceiling system with large, continuous textile surfaces with good acoustic properties. The textile panels can be easily handled and moved when required, either for a change in setup or maintenance. Furthermore, the design allows for easy access to the technical installations.   The heart of the newsroom in DR Byen is the cylinder-shaped TV news studio designed by Dissing + Weitling Architects. We developed the 15-meter long sliding door in curved glass for the TV news studio. The sliding door is motorized and equipped with a pneumatically operated sound damping system, developed specifically for this project.   The TV news studio's design follows a circular layout. To optimize the acoustics, we developed 113 textile wall panels that cover the...

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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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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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Birkerød Idrætscenter

We designed the pivoting scissor shutters for Birkerød Sports Center in collaboration with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.   The pivoting scissor shutters are 8 meters tall and made of a translucent fiberglass composite. They can pivot vertically and move to the sides and park compactly – for maximum control of the daylight intake and the view from the street.   Photo credit: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects....

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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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Tivoli Hjørnet

Tivoli Corner is a landmark in Copenhagen. The wave-shaped double glass facade is 105 meters long and 17 meters high.   Together with architects Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners we designed and developed the 273 vertical pivoting shutters clad in champagne-colored textile for the double-facade.   The pivoting shutters are fully rotatable around their vertical axis and follow, via computer control, the daylight.   Lighting designer Jesper Kongshaug designed the award-winning “Northern Light” lighting textile shutters.   Photo credit: Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners and Art Andersen & Copenhagen. ...

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