Recently, Ib Andresen Industri supplied structural elements of COR-TEN weathering steel for the cladding of Novo Nordisk’s buildings, originally designed by Arne Jacobsen, in Kalundborg. The buildings were in need of refurbishment. Inherent in the process was the desire to reinstate Arne Jacobsen’s design as originally conceived.
Ib Andresen Industri has been delivering steel cladding solutions for many years. The company’s knowledge of and capabilities in the processing and forming of steel have repeatedly helped it to implement the architectural visions of architects and contractors.
“We specialise in the processing of steel, which enables us to assist in implementing the wishes of our business partners. We help ensure that the architectural style is expressed as originally intended. If our experience enables us to see technical or material-based alternatives, we don’t hesitate to mention them. Together with the architect’s drawings, the choice of steel makes it possible for a building to stand out,” explains Frank L. Larsen, Key Account Manager, Ib Andresen Industri.
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The weathering steel used for the Novo Nordisk buildings is recognisable by its rust-like appearance which gives the buildings a distinctive architectural style. This type of steel has previously been used as cladding at the University of Southern Denmark’s campus in Odense. Ib Andresen Industri supplied the structural components used there, as well.
In addition, Ib Andresen Industri has delivered sectional stainless steel for the Stockholm Waterfront Conference Centre in Sweden’s capital.
Novo Nordisk’s buildings, the Odense campus of the University of Southern Denmark and the Waterfront Conference Centre all stand out by virtue of their architectural appearance.
Steel processing is only part of the deal
Ib Andresen Industri focuses on the entire value chain – both when the collaboration begins and as it develops.
“We have made a virtue of delivering package solutions, thus taking more responsibility for the entire value chain. We know that total steel solutions lighten the work of our customer and enable them to focus on the construction project itself,” Frank L. Larsen.
This explains why Ib Andresen Industri manages the sourcing, processing, assembling in kits and logistics relating to the steel.
Ib Andresen Industri is certified to EN 1090: “We have learned valuable lessons from supplying large-scale construction projects. This is because our whole set-up is geared to deal with the wishes and requirements of both the Industry and the authorities. This is also why it is obvious for us to be certified to EN 1090” – Frank L. Larsen.
The CE marking means that construction products are uniformly declared throughout the EU, making it easier for developers to assess a product’s quality.