Kajen 4 / Dokken Esbjerg
Project NameKontorbyggeri
BuilderUdviklingsselskabet, Esbjerg Dokhavn A/S
ArchitectBo Christensen, Arkitektfirmaet Rudolf Lolk I/S
Main ContractorMT Højgaard A/S
Products Hansen Fasad
Company Hansen Glasalu
Flexibility has been the password in the new office building quay 4 located as part of the dock project in Esbjerg harbor. One can look out over the sea to Fano, when one casts gaze out the windows in the newly constructed office building at Quay 4 Port of Esbjerg. The building is part of the dock project, including includes Denmark's highest house at 130 meters. Client is development company Esbjerg Dokhavn, total construction is MT Højgaard and consulting engineers are Ramboll which incidentally has chosen to occupy the ground floor of the pier 4, and architect on the project is Rudolf Lolk A / S in Esbjerg. Total Entreprises contract price is 42.5 million kroner

New five-storey Claus Tornboe from MT Højgaard describes the building as a very exciting building with glass and an open office environment. 4 quay is a 5200 square meters large new building with 5 floors constructed of a composite building complex, consisting of 4 individual buildings as the ground floor are tied together by a curved foyer building. The individual buildings are tied together on the floors of the buildings containing stairs, elevators, meeting facilities, etc.. Dan-Element has delivered a total of 5000 tonnes of concrete - or 200 truckloads of construction on the quayside 4th Hence, in sandwiches facades, walls, cavity, staircase, beams and columns, says Mads Sorensen, who is very satisfied with the outcome.

Built on a plinth Quay 4 has a maritime character with its large glass panels, which reflects the water and the semi-circular facade, which plays up the building el1ers straight lines. The whole complex is assembled in a raised plinth - el1er a flood which includes a basement with parking. Flood is simply a requirement and a necessity with a water level in the storm could reach 2 -3 meters above normal levels. The raised position of the building complex is a necessary evil, but we did manage to make a virtue of precisely this need, by letting the office building lie with stairs on both sides, to emphasize the elevated location, and by leaving open facades towards the sea port with a unique view from all floors.

It is working with words The building's supporting structure is concrete, be it walls and dækelementer while the long facades very spirit is almost entirely in glass supplied by Glasalu Facades. Therefore, there is naturally also provided solar protection on the south side Glasalu A / S has delivered the facades as curtain wall, his profile and system Facade. Glass type selected scanning Coollite SKN 154 and parapet as 'lookalike'. Finally, as sunscreening chosen his profile own aircraft wing design in the south-facing facade. Flyvingerne facade gives an extra boost, and exclusive appearance. All profiles were performed in hårdanodiseret color. Other parts in black lacquer aluplade. In the long facades visible cube celebratory glazed clinker. It gives life to the facade, while it forms a whole with the gables, which are lined with glazed clinker. - We have some words, says Theodor Vodder. Therefore we have chosen clinker in 400 x 1200 mm with vertical joints without cutting strive lines. It makes the gables appear as whole, not split surfaces, and the effect is good.

Room for change Interior construction is flexible and modern, where a disposition of floor areas, access roads etc.. allows fitting of one or more leases assigned to the individual floors or over several floors with floor plans or separate offices in different sizes depending what tenants want. Deco Ceiling + Wall A / S has delivered and installed system, plaster walls, glass walls, acoustic ceilings, doors and folding doors to the project. System plaster walls are drilled with surface finish and profile free collections. Wall meet future demands and requirements of flexible and functional offices, the walls can be reused in the rebuilding. The walls are built corresponding lydglaspartier and doors. The narrow profiles and frames are made of anodised aluminum, the lightweight construction offers a stylish design. Swedoor-Jutlandia delivered door types MA, BD30 and BD 60th Furthermore, supposed to be able to establish a number of common facilities in the building, as canteen, meeting plenumsal, reception and secretarial services. Inside out building with new / refurbished surfaces of good quality and where there will be an opportunity for tenants to make individual requests for both materials, colors, etc. as installations. devices are primarily made with dekovægge and feature walls that provide ample opportunity to adapt the organization, says Theodor Vodder. Except of course the building's two cores, which include includes elevators, which are made of concrete.