Prisma

Sweden, Helsinborg
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Architects
EGA Erik Guidice Architects
Client
Skanska Sverige AB
Investor
Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB
Category
Office building
Façade area
6 000 m2
Place
Helsinborg, Sweden
Year of completion
2020

Prisma is a uniquely designed nine-floor office building with a 60-degree sloping entrance façade and a 13-degree sloping elemental façade in Helsinborg, Sweden. The triangular glass that forms the elemental façade is supported only at the lowest corner of each pane. To implement these solutions, Staticus used a profile system developed specifically for this project. In addition to the usual straight façade elements, the PRISMA project required 46 corner elements, 11 of which are of complex geometries. All corner elements are extremely large, with dimensions of up to 2.4 x 2.4 meters. The ground floor is designed with a height of five meters, while the rest are equipped with standard four-meter-high elements. Due to the construction of the corner elements and their weight, steel pipes are used in the corner joints.

Installation at the Prisma office building in Helsingborg, Sweden was completed in 2020. A total of 592 façade elements were installed in under four months, covering an area of almost 6,000 square meters. The uniquely designed project presented a number of challenges, but Staticus is justifiably happy with the end result.

One of the most difficult but, at the same time, most beautiful challenges of the project, was to work with a 60-degree tilted prefabricated ‘stick’ façade. During the design of the building, we also had to apply a non-standard aluminium SG system solution and ensure the proper use of steel structures in the elemental system – our design engineers from Austria helped to do this.

Karolis RadkevičiusPRISMA project manager

According to the project manager, the profile system – developed specifically for this building – completely eliminated the usual drying process required in other projects. This solution saved both space and time, as the manufactured elements were delivered to the site more quickly, and ready for installation.

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