Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Architect: Bjørk & Maigård Architects
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.
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.