Alcan has been selected by the renowned Scandinavian architect, Henning Larsen to supply ALUCOBOND(R) composite panels as cladding material for the new Copenhagen opera house in the heart of the Danish capital.
"For Alcan, it is always a welcome challenge to contribute materials, technologies and innovative solutions for ambitious architectural projects like the new Copenhagen opera house", said Claus Leyting, President Architecture Alcan Composites. "We are very proud of the fact that Henning Larsen selected our ALUCOBOND(R) composite panels as cladding material for the roof that visually dominates the entire structure", he added.
The new cultural center, which is home to the Danish national opera, was opened by the Danish Prime Minister and Queen Margareth of Denmark in 2005. It has since become a new landmark of Copenhagen, combining its historical heritage with modern architecture and bringing to life 21st century technologies and lifestyle.
The structure for the 9,000 square-metre is covered with mat silver metallic ALUCOBOND(R) composite panels in which the towers and spires of old Copenhagen are reflected, realizing the architect's artistic vision of creating a giant mirror with the opera house's surface. This is another example of how ALUCOBOND(R)'s outstanding properties make it the material of choice for architects seeking advanced aesthetic and technical solutions and builders who require a combination of economic and ecological benefits.