Location: Drengsrudbekken, Norway
Architect: Arkitekterne as
Sustainability rating: BREEAM-NOR EXCELLENT
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
A giant curve characterizes this modern office building in Drengsrudbekken, Norway. Standing on columns the building’s masonry has an abundance of detail for a building of its size. Using different mortar colors creates a distinctive expression in collaboration with the bricks’ grey tones.
This project has a BREEAM-NOR EXCELLENT sustainability rating.
The new Institute for Biomedicine at Aarhus University lends its traditional surroundings a touch of contemporary architecture while fitting into the old university park, where all buildings are yellow bricked.
The gable is allowed by a transparent bond of RT 207 bricks, a special Carlsberg Bjælker system for support and traditional brick consoles. From the outside, it is a tale of beautiful simplicity – on the inside, the bond lets great minds work with a view.
The building is adjusted to its surroundings – especially due to the yellow bricks and the traditional roof. At the same time, the two displaced wings and perforated end walls add a contemporary and rewarding touch to the historical epicentre for education.
Behold Queen Eufemias Gate 42 (DEG42). An office building at Oslo’s waterfront that stands out with the very strong suspended meeting rooms in tile, which is overhang on the east façade with unique view through floor-to-ceiling windows. Along with New York-inspired fire escape that winds outside on the east, meeting rooms along the façade creates the unconventional a unique sculptural and dramatic look.
The tile façade is done in full height, ie. all weight is brought down to the foundation. The displaced window positions result in increased loads on the brick beams as the load is brought down to the foundation, and thus up to 17 shift high prefabricated tile beams are made to support the construction. The meeting boxes are suspended in a bearing steel structure with suspended bricklifts along the underside of the boxes. The thickness of the tile ceilings is just 35 mm. to achieve a minimalist expression.
Innovative property in Aalborg City center with a distinct sloping façade. Randers Tegl assisted the performing contractor in designing and planning expansion joints, as well as suspension principles and determination of the masonry course according to the placement of brick bellows. The design of the façade posed special requirements for the building's carrying capacity.