Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall, Uppsala, Sweden
Client: Municipality of Uppsala
Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
Type of works: ALUCOBOND® was used for the façade.
Designed as an identity-creating building in the new part of the city, Uppsalas Concert and Congress Hall elegantly interplays with the historical surroundings of Uppsala.
A vertical cleft in the building provides public access from two sides, from the old historical town and from the modern Vaksala Square, and from the top of the building there is a spectacular view over the city.
The building interacts with the historic skyline of Uppsala and adds a new contemporary chapter to the citys history, said Klavs Holm Madsen, constructing architect and project manager at Henning Larsen Architects.
There are only ten architects like Henning Larsen in the world. His co-workers are extremely careful with materials and details, said Gabriel Vikholm, project manager, Municipality of Uppsala.
This includes the work of the façade. Made up of a variation of vertical, slightly bending cassettes of metal, the façade reflects the image of a large split crystal.
We chose ALUCOBOND®mainly because of the high initial stability. We wanted to have a plane and sharp-edged look as a contrast to the varied play of the bending cassettes. Secondly, the size of the cassettes made it necessary to find a rigid and stable material. We had very good experience with ALUCOBOND®and decided to go for it again, said Klavs Holm Madsen.
ALUCOBOND® the architects achieved precisely the kind of plane and accurate expression in the façades they had visualised and they got exactly the kind of crystalline look they were searching for.