The new building of Tenerife Airport has a Kalzip Standing seam roof

The Tenerife South Airport’s connection building is expected to increase the airport’s size by 50 per cent

In 2018 the Government of Tenerife decide to extend the Island’s Airport. For the amount of 53,9 million euros the new connection building was planned with Casadevall & Sayeras arquitectes commissioned to design the building. The new building will house, as a priority, security control filters and provide continuity from the gates to boarding lounges and the departure and arrival halls.

Kalzip is the specialist for airport roofs

In the past, architects have repeatedly relied on Kalzip for the planning of airport roofs. As a result, a certain know-how has developed at Kalzip over the years. This know-how was the key to success when it came to the tender for Tenerife Airport.

The curved roof, which shelters the entire interior space, is the main element of the project. It is composed of curved lattice beams and a light deck-type slab, complemented by the metallic finish of the roof based on aluminium standing seam Kalzip system, with a low reflective patina finish surface. The build-up utilises a double layer of rock wool insulation and Kalzip polyamide E clips to provide thermal and acoustic properties according to the project specification.

In the end over 11,750 sqm of Kalzip 65/333 in Kalzip AluPlusPatina Nature mill finish surface were installed on the new junction building.

Special design for a Junction Building

“We do not know of another passenger terminal in which a new ad hoc building has been designed basically to contain the security controls. We are talking about approximate dimensions of 150 meters long by 95 deep. Our proposal aims, by means of a soft design “gesture”, to encompass, cover, the entirety of the new space. We achieve this with an arc segment with a circumference of radius 150 meters. With this formal strategy, the façade surface is minimized, which we envisage entirely glazed. Thus, from the new departure lounges and the adjacent circulation space, it is possible to continue enjoying the marvellous maritime profile.” Said Dolors Sayeras, one of the projects leading architects.

Linear transverse skylights emphasize the curved character of the roof and direct passengers in their transit from the ground side to the air side, achieving a diaphanous and light interior space, diffusing the light evenly thanks to a semi-white and white false ceiling permeable to vision.

3D visual of the planned junction building. © Casadevall & Sayeras arquitectes.

Photo of the construction phase – The Kalzip sheets have already been installed.

About Kalzip

Kalzip is an international manufacturer of aluminium roof and facade systems. Producing in Germany, the company has a distribution network in Great Britain, France, Spain, Dubai, and India. Kalzip produces on modern, partly mobile roll-forming lines and can therefore offer high-quality, customer-specific roof systems for stadiums, sports halls, traffic structures, industrial buildings, commercial buildings, and residential areas. Kalzip provides a comprehensive range of products for both new buildings and renovation projects.

Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group, the leading supplier of bridges, steel constructions, roof and façade systems in Europe, since 2018. The Group, employing 1300 people worldwide, has the companies Donges SteelTec GmbH, FDT Flachdach Technologie GmbH, Kalzip GmbH, NORDEC OY, and Norsilk SAS under its roof.

Contact

Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beauregard
August-Horch-Str. 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 0
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com

Integrated PV Solution powered by Kalzip

Innovative Solar building techniques for a new facility building at Prestwick

 

The bonded solution is streamlined to the roof and allows you to read the building form.

 

The creation of an important new research facility at Prestwick in Scotland has included the largest installation to date of the innovative new AluPlusSolar system developed by Kalzip®, with the photovoltaics being integrated into the manufacturer’s standing seam roof by one of its longest established Teamkal contractors.

The 8,000 m2 building was designed by Glasgow-based Hypostyle Architects with Balfour Beatty appointed as main contractor. Fowler McKenzie, which operates across the whole of Scotland from its premises in Aberdeen, is the roofing and cladding specialist which undertook the entire envelope package and was responsible for putting Kalzip AluPlusSolar forward to the project team.

AluPlusSolar is a versatile and highly energy efficient lightweight system that has been developed in conjunction with BIPVco who supplied the panels for bonding onto the Kalzip® 65/400 roof sheets. The latter were rolled to length on site for Fowler McKenzie’s teams to install directly across the full span of the barrel-vaulted structure. Crucially, the super thin PV laminate and connected equipment add just 3 Kg/m2 to the weight of the roof: a total saving of 8.5 tonnes across the development compared to standard systems – while providing a potential peak capacity of 126 kWp.

Fowler McKenzie has installed many Kalzip roofs in the past

The Managing Director of Fowler McKenzie, Phil McKenzie, commented: “Going back almost 20 years, we are the longest established member of Teamkal in Scotland and have been installing Kalzip® systems from well before that. This, however, was our first experience of installing the new Kalzip AluPlusSolar, and our first contract for Balfour Beatty in the Central Belt, as opposed to our work for them around Aberdeen.

“When we tendered for the contract, with Kalzip® 65/400 already specified, it was envisaged to install conventional PV panels over the top, but we suggested the use of Kalzip®  AluPlusSolar as an alternative which we were aware would offer time and cost savings.  It consequently delivered an 8.5 tonne weight saving across the whole building.”

Kalzip AluPlusSolar is made for flexible architectural requirements

The Kalzip AluPlusSolar profile can be produced in the full range of RAL colours as well as a variety of forms, including concave and convex to suit a wide variety of roof structures. Also being integrated and low in weight, they therefore offer architects and engineers greater flexibility compared to conventional PV arrays while delivering similar power output. With very low future maintenance implications, this all results in a far lower whole-life cost for a development.

The Commercial Director of BIPVco, Justin Canning explained: “Our laminates are very light and only a few millimetres thick, making them fully flexible; With conventional solar panels that are installed on a frame above the roof covering, there is the potential for wind load to cause damage – our panel is bonded direct to the roof so there are no gaps between the roof and the solar panel.”

Looking to the future, Justin added: “I’m very excited about our partnership with Kalzip® and very happy to have this significant project completed. This is a truly innovative approach to putting photovoltaics onto a commercial roof and is testament to the on-going collaboration between Kalzip® and BIPVco – the 2021 pipeline is looking very strong and we are working on projects around the globe.

“Architects love the fact there is no effect on the roof’s aesthetic, and there is far less maintenance during the life of the roof: the module is self-cleaning due to an outer layer of ETFE and this means we need far less access equipment for maintenance.  We foresee many more jobs on industrial buildings, sports stadia and other structures including residential and modular.”

The Associate at Hypostyle Architects dealing with the project, Steven Colvin, confirmed the positive implications for designers and other specifiers. He said: “The contrast between AluPlusSolar and other PV systems is vividly illustrated by the adjoining building at Prestwick, which we also designed with a Kalzip® roof that has the PV mounted on triangular assemblies – because of the roof angle – plus all the associated access walkways.

“Instead the bonded solution is streamlined to the roof so that you don’t really see it from the ground, and it allows you to just read the building form; while the client was very keen on the greatly reduced maintenance implications. Kalzip AluPlusSolar even rules out problems such as birds nesting under panels, and there are no shadows cast by them being lifted up – which can reduce the efficiency.”

The Project Manager for Balfour Beatty, Tony McKay also identified potential programme benefits to AluPlusSolar for future developments. He reflected: “Balfour Beatty in conjunction with Fowler McKenzie, Kalzip® and Hypostyle identified the benefits of the new PV system during the early roof build up design development phase.

“The Kalzip® solution has taken a considerable loading off the roof and reduces maintenance as we are only installing one product in lieu of a traditional PV panel and a walkway product. Aesthetically it also provides a better finish to the build. It also reduces the number of trades on the roof, which assists health and safety and reduces the likelihood of damage to the finished Kalzip sheet.

“The incorporation of this product into the design at a concept stage will allow further potential benefits to be realised. If incorporated early enough, it could reduce the structural steel section sizes and roof purlin section sizes and centres, which would reduce material costs and install time. This should be a focus for future projects.

“Balfour Beatty have a long history of works at Prestwick dating back to the 80’s, with more recent projects which I was involved with including the Bristow Helicopter Search and Rescue Hangar, also including a Kalzip®  roof and cladding. Aesthetically the AIC building with the Kalzip® roof and AluPlusSolar is the most impressive.

The BIPVco laminates were bonded on site

A final perspective on the practicalities of the system was offered by Fowler McKenzie’s specialist sub-contractor which bonded the PV laminates onto the Kalzip® profiles. The MD of Gribben Solar, Paul Gribben, concluded: “The installation of the PV laminates was seamless in terms of both bonding it to the Kalzip® sheets on site and the visual effect once installed. With no heavy ballast, complicated bracketry, framing or roof penetrations it was much quicker to install compared to conventional PV systems on the market.

“This was crucial given the climate while installing it so close to the sea on the west coast of Scotland, in the middle of winter.  In the last 10 years I’ve overseen the installation of over 35MW of solar photovoltaic systems, across hundreds of commercial/industrial rooftops here in the UK and the Kalzip® AluPlusSolar system stands out as my most favoured system to date: because it’s so lightweight, versatile in terms of output and so quick to install.”

 

The view from above – the AluPlusSolar system fits perfectly with the Kalzip 65/400

 

 

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Nordec OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries. 

 

Contact

Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beaureagard
August-Horch-Straße 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 217
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com

 

Kalzip Roof System offering Sound Performance over Aberdeen Event Complex

A high acoustic performance was needed for the new Event Complex in Aberdeen

 

Kalzip AECC Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre in Schottland Bild 2

Close-up view of the entrance area. The angular architecture characterize the overall appearance.- © Kalzip Ltd

Able to host international conferences, industry leading exhibitions and live performances, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) opened in 2019 to wide acclaim for both its facilities and the structure’s stunning appearance: attributable in part to the choice of a roof design featuring Kalzip® standing seam profiles.

In fact, the manufacturer helped evolve a high-specification build-up which – once current restrictions allow concerts and conferences to resume – will provide an acoustic performance that can prevent sound break-out or any disruption from what is an unusually noisy setting.

The TECA is built for a capacity of 15,000 people

Aberdeen City Council has hailed the development as being expected to boost the country’s economy by £63 million a year. The main building, constructed at a cost of cost £333 million, has already hosted acclaimed bands and crucial business conferences, most notably the Offshore Europe Expo in 2019.

Representing a key element in the council’s long-term strategy, the extensive structure was designed by the highly regarded Keppie Architects and built by Robertson Construction. In addition to preventing noise disturbance from music events, the facility’s proximity to Aberdeen Airport, with its numerous commercial flights and helicopters ferrying workers out to the North Sea oil and gas platforms, further raised the bar on acoustic performance for the 15,000 capacity arena, and led to the involvement of Edinburgh based specialist consultancy, Sandy Brown.

Appraising the acoustician’s involvement, Sandy Brown stated: “During the design stages, we highlighted the need for significant areas of sound absorbent treatment to control reverberation in the arena and conference halls, and undertook computer modelling of various early design options. Then as part of the commissioning, a large arena sound system was used to simulate worst-case amplified music levels in the arena and main conference halls and the noise levels were confirmed to meet the criteria at all nearby dwellings.”

An Outstanding sound reduction was the main key for Kalzip

Kalzip® was able to supply the project team with a wealth of technical data and acoustic analysis from other high profile projects it has been involved with across Scotland; including the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow.  This therefore enabled the manufacturer to work with the architects and acoustician on evolving the ideal roof build-up to control both the noise of performances and the sort of low Hertz reverberation generated by helicopter rotors.

In order to achieve an outstanding 55 dB sound reduction figure, the roof features a bespoke Kalzip® system comprising 14 separate components, including rock mineral wool slabs for acoustic attenuation; while the 1mm gauge, 65/400 profile version of the manufacturer’s world renowned aluminium roofing system, with a stucco embossed finish, weathers the system.

The manufacturer’s ability to offer site rolling further facilitated the installation of 100+ metre lengths of the profile direct onto the roof structure, thereby avoiding the need for overlaps anywhere over the arena and enhancing the weather resistance of the envelope.

Kalzip® duly provided a 25 year guarantee for the completed installation through the system will deliver a minimum 40 year service life. With more of the material employed for cladding walls and the other roofs to the exhibition complex, a total of 27,000 m² of the 65/400 stucco embossed profile were supplied for the contract: the success of which has led to further work with Robertson Construction such as at Bertha Park in Perth.

 

The walk to the site itself is also very impressive. – © Kalzip Ltd

 

In addition to the technical advantages of the new TECA, the architecture of the project should also be emphasised

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Nordec OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries. 

 

Contact

Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beaureagard
August-Horch-Straße 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 217
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com

 

The 7 stations of the Orange Line in Bangkok – Kalzip supplies roofing sheets

Bangkok’s metro network is getting a new rail line.

Rendering of the Overground Metro Station – © Wikipedia CC

In 2017, the foundation stone was laid for Thailand’s new mega project. A complete metro line is to be built within seven years. At Easter time, the new MRT Orange Line is scheduled to open in 2024.

New construction and extension to the existing metro network

In total, the Orange Line is to be 35.86 km long and have 29 individual above-ground and underground metro stations. The first phase of construction is 23 km long and includes 17 of the 29 stations. About 14 km of the line will be underground with twin single-track tunnels, and about 9 km will be overground. The line will then start at the Taling Chan underground station west of the city centre, cross under the Chao Phraya River near the Somdet Phra Pin Klao Bridge and will connect to the MRTA depot located at the authority’s current office building. Further east, the planned Yellow Line is crossed at Lam Sari station. At Khlong Ban Ma station, the line merges into the elevated section and finally ends at Suwinthawong station.

Start of Kalzip installation in January 2021

A complete roofing concept was planned for the sections of the elevated railway line. For the 7 overground stations, Design Concept Co. Ltd planned with a hard roofing that should be sustainable and durable. It quickly became clear that a Kalzip roof was the right choice. The first roofing sheets for the first of the 7 stations were delivered in January 2021.

 

Drawing of the roofs top view

 

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Nordec OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries. 

 

Contact

Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beaureagard
August-Horch-Straße 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 217
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com

 

Ivy Station – Culver City’s new gateway.

The red-painted Kalzip FC Façade is Ivy Station’s eye-catcher.

Ivy Station, an eagerly awaited upcoming Culver City development, is located at the intersections of Venice, Washington, and National Boulevards. Adjacent to the Metro Expo Line of Culver City, this area is expected to become a hub for both residents and visitors.

Ivy Station offers 50,000 sqm of mixed-use zoning, with 200 apartments, 148 rooms in a boutique hotel, 20,000 sqm of offices, 5,100 sqm of stores, and restaurants.

Kalzips FC Façade product was used for the office building (designed by EYRC) and the residence building (designed by KFA).  Scope of supply was made of five different FC panel sizes in five different colours. The dominant colour of which is definitely the red one for the office building.

In fact, more than 5,500 sqm FC façade panels have been installed at this project.

Used Products: Kalzip FC 30/300

FC 30/350

FC 30/400

FC 30/500 and 30/500 as a corner profile

FC 30/… special width

Visitors, residents, office tenants, and hotel guests will all be delighted by this new, vibrant centre of life in Culver City and all the exciting elements Ivy Station has to offer.

Ivy Station Office Building is located directly on the new Los Angeles metro line.

 

The red façade is the highlight of the building. All different FC panels can be seen here.

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Nordec OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries. 

 

Contact

Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beaureagard
August-Horch-Straße 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 217
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com

 

Panama Cruise Ship Terminal

Kalzip covers the new cruise ship terminal in Panama City.

With a total area of 20,000 sqm, the new Panama Cruise Terminal is to become one of the most important cruise ports on the tourism routes of the American Pacific. Thus contribute significantly to the growth of tourism in the Republic of Panama. The planned project by the architectural office MALLOL Arcitectos allows berthing of two cruise ships with up to 5,000 passengers each. Two large ships with a length of up to 380 metres/1,247 feet each can dock at one of the two piers.

The terminal itself is located directly on the Amador Causeway in Panama City, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The construction of the terminal will enable a new 14-day South Pacific route for cruise ship operators.

The heart of the terminal is the large roof with more than 16,000 sqm of Kalzip 65/400 aluminium profiled sheets with a material thickness of 0.9 mm. The special feature is the Kalzip profiled sheets coating (PVDF in the colour Dark Pastel Green Metallic). This coating contributes to an architectural highlight of the terminal.

 

The roof structure of the cruise terminal is designed as a triangle. In aerial view the entire architecture, including the two piers, looks like an arrow.

 

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries. 

 

Contact

Donges Group
Kathrin Lutz
Head of Marketing
Mainzer Str. 55
D-64293 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 6151 889 279
Fax: +49 6151 889 203

E-Mail: kathrin.lutz@donges-group.com

 

Kempegowda International Airport

Kempegowda International Airport – Terminal 2

Kalzip supplies material for the “Garden City of India”.

The new Terminal T2 at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangaluru, India, was designed as a garden in the Garden Concept. After completion of the first construction phase, it will be around 255,000 square meters in size and connect travelers with nature. Trees, small gardens and ponds with local and exotic plant species form the interior.

Plant bells hang from the ceiling at the entrance, at check-in and at the security checkpoint. Beyond these rooms, a large indoor garden with waterfalls will form the gateway to the sales rooms.

The shopping area is connected to the gates by the terminal’s characteristic room – a huge, three-storey “forest belt” designed to create a soothing nature experience for departing and arriving passengers. The materials for the interior are designed close to nature.

Designed as a roof, the roof consists of 11 fields and a supporting ceiling, acoustic panel, insulation panel, sealing line and Kalzip 65 / 400 to meet the acoustic and thermal requirements according to LEED. The roof is interspersed with 195 skylights to allow natural daylight. Kalzip is very proud to contribute to an innovative and renowned project like this.

 

The roof structure of the SD135/310 (overstretched 3000 mm c/c, in the color Benjamin Moore 1110) is in line with the open bamboo ceiling.

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries.

 

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Contact

Donges Group
Kathrin Lutz
Head of Marketing
Mainzer Str. 55
D-64293 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 6151 889 279
Fax: +49 6151 889 203

Email: kathrin.lutz@donges-group.com