MKM supplies 240 tons of brass sheet for spectacular building project in Copenhagen
- Axel Towers to be adorned by brass façade from Hettstedt
- 1,550 façade elements of 0.5 cm thin Sheets
- durable, sustainable and maintenance-free building material
Hettstedt, March 17, 2016. Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH (MKM) based in Hettstedt has delivered a total of 240 tons of special brass sheet for one of the currently most spectacular building projects in Europe: The five up to 61 m high round Axel Towers asymmetrically grouped one next to the other will dominate the skyline of Copenhagen with their shining brass façades in future. An advantage: façades made of brass are durable, maintenance-free and do not need painting. Moreover, the alloy used for Axel Towers will not form any verdigree. Copper and copper alloys from Hettstedt are in demand for large construction projects all over the world, whether for office buildings, hotels, universities, concert halls, cathedrals or mosques. “A project like Axel Towers makes us proud and shows that we are an efficient and solution-oriented partner for major projects of this kind”, emphasized MKM CEO Roland Harings.
Construction phase of only seven months
After a construction phase lasting only seven months, the buildings that house offices and shops on 23,500 square meters, as well as underground car parks and service floors on 18,500 square meters, are to be finished as early as April. A total of 1,550 façade elements made of 0.5 cm thin brass sheet were mounted on the façade with a surface area measuring 14,500 m². “We opted for brass sheet from MKM because the company supplies a sophisticated full range of products in the required standard at a market-oriented price. Naturally, the positive experience from other flagship projects with MKM reinforced our decision. It’s advantageous to be able to rely so thoroughly on a strong partner“, stated Franz Ebert, head of sales at Neuenstein-based FKN-Fassaden, the company responsible for building the façade.
MKM is a global technology leader for copper and brass semis. The company has invested more than EUR 400 million since 1997. As a unique manufacturer in the world, MKM offers wire, strips, tubes, rods and sheets from a single source. In the past year, MKM processed more than 260,000 tons with a workforce of some 1,200 employees. Approximately 1,000 customers from 60 countries spread across the globe rely on MKM. This positions MKM as the global leader in the electronics and construction industry, the solar sector, plant engineering, the automotive industry, as well as the aerospace sector and in telecommunications.