If you feel like the whole world is moving into cities, you would not be entirely wrong, because more than 70 percent of the global population is expected to be living in urban areas by 2050. We need to meet this trend by being able to provide the suitable and economical technologies to build taller buildings.
Why unitized element facades of aluminium work well on wooden buildings
More buildings of solid wood are being erected, primarily in Scandinavia and parts of Central Europe. Starting with smaller homes, kindergartens and schools, now we see commercial buildings with their entire support structures in solid wood. Even high-rises, like the 80-meter-high tower, Mjøstårnet, in Norway. Can we use unitized element facades of aluminium on such buildings?
KAUNO DOKAS – Eco-friendly business center using unitized glass facades
Green building philosophy and eco-friendly working area, this is what Kauno Dokas symbolize with its spectacular view in front of the river bank of Neris. The building covered by glazed bespoke facades is Kaunas first and, so far, only Class A+ business center. WICONA has supplied both facades, windows and doors.
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Located beside Gothenburg Central Station, Regionens Hus cuts a striking figure with its green, shiny exterior. The building has large glass facades, and every aspect is designed with environmental sustainability in mind – from solar panels and low energy consumption to recycled office furniture and a pool of environmentally friendly cars. The building has been awarded a gold rating by the Sweden Green Building Council.
Total revamp for iconic, historically listed building with low-carbon aluminium
The Ticon building in Drammen, Norway, was recently modernized with WICONA facades using Hydro's low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminium. Add high-tech, and a respectful sensitivity to the original architecture, and you get a project that is unique in the Nordic region, maybe the world.
WICONA aluminium systems combine flexibility with high performance at Park Avenue in Warsaw
The Park Avenue office building is a new landmark in the Warsaw cityscape. Its prestigious location, unique architectural design, LEED Gold certification and use of WICONA aluminium building systems make it one of the most appealing buildings in the capital.
WICONA – In front line for greener building systems
Hydro has since the launch one year ago won more than 40 big and small building projects around the world with its CIRCAL recycled aluminium. “This is currently one of Hydro’s fastest growing segments,” says head of Hydro’s business area Extruded Solutions. WICONA – One of Hydro´s brands launched CIRCAL during 2019 and the first projects are already in progress.
Gamlestaden Resecentrum – Glass facades for landmark travel centre in Gothenburg.
Gamlestaden Resecentrum is the building that everyone passes by – an architectural landmark that forms an important natural meeting place in north-east Gothenburg. With more than 30,000 travellers passing through the area daily, this site will be one of the main hubs for rail, tram and bus traffic in the city. The glass facades and windows were supplied by WICONA.
Business Stadium - Exceptional architecture meets modern technologies with WICONA engineering solutions.
Business Stadium West is the first building in a business district located in the quarter on the right bank of Neris River, on Šeimyniškių and Rinktinės str. intersection. The building with an area of 16 500 sq.m is the first step in a process to create the largest and multifunctional business district in the city center of Vilnius. It is a dynamic center of attention, easily reachable from any part of the city.
KB Hallen, Copenhagen – An enduring, cultural landmark using WICONA facades
In 2011 one of Denmark's great cultural institutions, K.B. Hallen, burned to the ground. Since the hall was ruined, it was decided to demolish the building. In the new design, Christensen & Co. Architects has drawn inspiration from the original building, updating the design but making sure that the new design still rings true among the memories of the local population. WICONA has supplied both façades, doors and windows for the new KB Hallen.
One of the largest development projects in Norway, the Økern Portal, is using a WICONA curtain wall solution made of Hydro’s CIRCAL 75R aluminium.
Økern Portal, an innovative office building with WICONA façades using Hydro CIRCAL 75R end-oflife recycled aluminium, one of the most sustainable aluminium alloys which is currently available on the market. Hydro CIRCAL 75R is a prime quality aluminium with a certified content of more than 75% recycled post-consumer scrap.
One of the industry’s greenest alloys hits the building and construction market
The aluminium building system company WICONA is once again demonstrating its focus on sustainability by using Hydro’s aluminium alloy CIRCAL with the highest recycled content on the market for its system solutions. Now, the first building contracts are using WICONA solutions with this alloy, with projects in Kuwait, Germany, France, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, and Norway.
Orkla House – Outstanding energy consumption with solar cells WICONA facades.
Orkla’s new head office stands as an innovative landmark on Skoyen. With integrated solar cells on both roofs and terrace rail systems it stands out as a modern and sustainable building with its own energy production. Orkla House also has highly insulated unitized façade elements allowing maximum interior daylight and offering optimal external view.
Park 49, Gothenburg – Low energy consumption with WICONA facades
Park 49, located just beside the award-winning Garden, is a spectacular 10 floors building with a five-story high wing on each side. The concept of the project was water, greenery and durability which is reflected both indoors and outdoors. All facade and window systems are signed by WICONA.
Metamorphosis of a landmark – the Henninger Turm in Frankfurt
WICONA has met the highest performance standards with façades and window systems on the new Henninger Turm, enabling an impressive renaissance of the striking image of the innovative former industrial building in the memory of the City of Frankfurt am Main.
From a small art foundry in Ulm to an internationally successful system provider of high-tech aluminium façades, WICONA's 70 year history began in 1948 and from humble beginnings, has flourished into an internationally renowned brand.