|Architects||BIG Architects, Kopenhagen|
|Construction cost||ca. 25 Mio. Fr.|
Tender documentation phase
|Awards||P/a Progressive Architecture Awards 2015 (Citation)
Ar Mipim Future Projects Awards 2012 - Special Award
|Publication||Fassade mit Tiefenwirkung|
|Topics||Structural steelworkSportIndustry/tradeFacades and lightweight structures|
The Amager Ressource Centre (ARC) is a waste to energy plant that is economically, environmentally and socially profitable. It intensifies the relationship between the district Amager and the city center and makes it more interesting by expanding the range of leisure time activities provided. Due to its size and characteristic façade the ARC is going to be a new landmark in Copenhagen.
Due to the large façade area, the optimization of the aluminum structure was crucial. It was achieved mainly by using finite element analysis in combination with real tests carried out in Horw at the HSLU. Another important task was the thermal optimization of the building envelope. The façade system was being designed according to its specific demands, all in collaboration with suppliers and manufacturers.
The entire information exchange process between architects and the other specialised planners was based on a 3D model. The design in a 3D workspace offered a great opportunity to detect conflicts in an early project stage.