Kalwall

Danish resource centre features Kalwall influenced envelope

  • 27 Nov 2018

A revolutionary new project in Copenhagen has turned a waste-to-energy plant into a 95,000 square metre tourist attraction, featuring a building envelope containing Kalwall.

Located on Amager island, the Amager Resource Centre incorporates a ski slope into the roof, walking trails and a rock-climbing wall up one face. All this builds on the island’s reputation for extreme sports enthusiasts, thanks to its parks, beaches, dunes and lagoon for kayaking and windsurfing.

Nicknamed Amager Bakke, or Amager Hill, the 100m building will incinerate more than 435,000 tons of waste per year and serve approximately 140,000 local households.

Kalwall

Given the potential dangers of such a massive operation, Kalwall® translucent cladding has been used extensively – not just for its aesthetics and energy efficiency but also for its excellent explosion-venting and blast-resistant properties.

Kalwall can be specifically designed to be the weak point in the building envelope in order to relieve pressure should an explosion occur, which reduces the risk of damage to the primary structure and the occupants.

The panels work to vent pressure out of the building, meaning it can it withstand an explosion without collapsing roofs or floors.

The panels are designed to release from their mounting system, but remain attached to the side of the building to avoid becoming falling debris.

In addition to the safety aspect, Kalwall also provides substantial savings in energy consumption. The even distribution and deep penetration of light through Kalwall means less artificial lighting is needed, which in turns reduces energy costs.

Furthermore, its exceptional thermal performance and insulating properties lowers heating costs.

Structura UK,
Unit 1, Oakcroft Road,
Chessington,
Surrey,
United Kingdom,
KT9 1RH

Phone: 020 8391 5805
Fax: 020 8397 4361

Visit Structura UK's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Abloy UK

Abloy strengthens CNI Team with new appointment for communications sector

Abloy UK has created a new role within its Critical National Infrastructure division, appointing Jenny Littlewood as CNI Market Development Manager for the area of Communications.

Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, Posts, Recruitment, Security and Fire Protection

Delta delighted to be given permission for CSSW training

Delta Membranes is delighted to have been given permission by the PCA to deliver the Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing course at its HQ.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Damp & Waterproofing, Posts, Training

Nortek

Nortek announce new chairman for the European committee for standardisation

Nortek Global HVAC (UK) Ltd has appointed Danny Packham as chairman of CEN/TC180, a European committee active in setting performance, emissions & energy consumption regulations.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Recruitment, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

FLIR

FLIR thermal imaging indispensable for investigating damp spots

This article explores professional handyman Paul Sevink’s use of FLIR’s thermal imaging range.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Posts, Thermal Imaging and Monitors