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New balconies that harmonize with the existing building

Nørre Farimagsgade 53




Altana A/S

Nørre Farimagsgade 53

New balconies that harmonize with the existing building

When Altana A/S had to install new balconies at Nørre Farimagsgade 53 in Copenhagen, it was crucial for the project to focus on aesthetics to create a cohesion between the new balconies and the existing building. The choice therefore fell on our GRC solutions, where design freedom - with the possibility of significant influence on the final aesthetics - seamlessly combines with elements that are lightweight, thin, and moldable.

In total, we produced 6 elements for this small project: 3 balcony floors and 3 balcony ceilings.
The balcony ceilings were produced with a thickness of 12 mm, with approximately 200 mm fold along 3 sides and recessed holes equipped with plugs in the same material. The balcony floors were produced with a thickness of 27-41 mm, with a one-sided slope for drainage over the front edge and our standard slip-resistant pattern. Additionally, all balcony floors were executed with milled water channels on the underside along 3 sides and simple cutouts for balusters along 3 sides.


Altana A/S states:

"At Nørre Farimagsgade 53, we installed balconies both in the courtyard and facing the street. The balconies facing the street have a quite prominent placement, so it was important that they were aesthetically adapted to the building and produced to a high standard, and here BB fiberbeton was an obvious choice."

Durable, lightweight, formable

GRC cladding

Through design and manufacturing we help architects, entrepreneurs, and builders create unique, durable, and sustainable facades. Whether you are starting construction on a new build or embarking on a renovation project, GRC is suitable for both.

Glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC or GFRC) is incredibly versatile and grants you an architectural design freedom with almost endless possibilities. With the formability of GRC you can achieve any geometry and with a surface designed for your specific project. GRC is a lightweight material and our cladding elements are typically only 12 mm. Thus, making it easier to work with and transport whilst also easing the load on buildings.

GRC is an excellent facade material if durability and sustainability is of great concern and importance. GRC is durable for more than 100 years without any technical maintenance and it does not dent, rot, corrode, nor burn (class A material). With a sustainable material and an environmentally friendly production without toxic materials, GRC elements from BB fiberbeton are ideal for environmental certifications, such as LEED, DGNB, and BREEAM.

GRC is made of white cement and fine aggregates and reinforced with glassfibre. Elements are produced using a special spray-technique that allows for a low water/cement-ratio, a low thickness, and a high strength.

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