Novelis pre-painted aluminum for CO2-neutral city

Danish Office building in Sønderborg made from Novelis pre-painted aluminum

The renowned architect Frank Gehry was commissioned to design the concept for the reconstruction of the central harbor covering a area of over 50,000 square meters. The development forms part of the urban development of the Danish coastal region Sønderborg.

To meet with strict environmental demands and the concept to transform the area into a CO2-neutral city were the key challenges for Gehry.


As one of three new constructions, the office building "Kontor C" forms the starting point of the sustainable urban development. Due to the ecological concept Novelis pre-painted aluminum ff2 ® was used for the perforated aluminum façade. ff2 ® meets the sustainability needs because of its durability, recyclability and its’ high recycled content.

The facade of approximately 4,000 square meters perforated pre-painted aluminum ff2 ® cassettes in copper patina was installed by AE Stålmontage. The executive architectural office of Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects, Aarhus, sees its principles of optimized, innovative and sustainable architecture encapsulated in the building.


Novelis ff2 ® painted aluminum has been especially developed for facade applications and has been proven in numerous challenging architectural projects worldwide due to its excellent workability and mechanical properties. For Kontor C, ff2 ® was the perfect choice with its’ 100% recyclability and being environmental friendly. In contrast to various other metals Novelis coil coated aluminum poses no risk of ground water pollution.

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