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Kaupthing Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland

Kaupthing Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland

Client: Kaupthing Bank
Architect: T-Ark
Product: Royal Full Vision Revolving Door

Reykjavik is the capital and largest city in Iceland. Located in the south west of the country and with a latitude of 64°8’ N, it is the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state – little wonder then, that extreme weather conditions are the norm and equally little wonder that something out of the ordinary was required for an impressive new entrance to the Kaupthing Bank.

The basic brief from T-Ark, the in-house architect for the Bank, was to design an outstanding and impressive entrance that would protect the interior of the building from the rigours of a sea-front location subjected to high winds and a corrosive environment.

The chosen design called for a fully automatic Royal Full Vision RFV 3200AY revolving door with a diameter of 3,200mm and a turning height of 6,200mm. The door features a glass roof, fully glazed walls with integrated colour-changing LED lighting and stainless steel framing for strength and transparency. An automatic curved, sliding night door can be used to close off the opening out of hours and high powered heaters integrated into the floor ensure any cold air entering while the door rotates, is heated before it enters the building.

Completed in 2008, this latest addition to the list of impressive installations demonstrates what makes Bauporte different; listening to client’s needs and coming up with a unique solution.

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Bauporte Doors UK

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Bauporte was founded in 1992 by Karel Bouman in the Netherlands. The company quickly identified an opportunity for a business that could design, supply and install bespoke solutions for high specification entrances.

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