The Wicona brand delivers know-how, intelligent high-tech aluminium building systems and all-around service for the creative performance of architects and metal workers. Wicona is a part of the global aluminium company Hydro.
Hydro is a fully integrated aluminium company with 35,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, combining local expertise, worldwide reach and unmatched capabilities in R&D. In addition to production of primary aluminium, rolled and extruded products and recycling, Hydro also extracts bauxite, refines alumina and generates energy to be the only 360° company of the global aluminium industry. Hydro is present within all market segments for aluminium, with sales and trading activities throughout the value chain serving more than 30,000 customers. Based in Norway and rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy, technology and innovation, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of its customers and communities, shaping a sustainable future through innovative aluminium solutions.
WICONA is the premium brand in the company‘s portfolio, which also owns the Technal, Domal, Sapa Building System and Askey brands. WICONA offers its clients and partners the guarantee of total financial safety and a lasting impact, whilst the brand now benefits from the international network of its parent company, using its distribution network and having greater capacity to develop its product range.
WICONA shares a series of founding principles reinforcing a common culture, such as: putting the client first, a sense of responsibility, an entrepreneurial spirit, transparency and collaboration.
Stranden 1 - Aker Brygge Oslo, Norvège
Architect: Ghilardi + Hellsten Arkitekter
Fabricator: AS UPB
Photo: Roland Halbe