Tivoli Hotel and Congress Center
København ǀ Danmark
Designing of the roof landscape with GLAPOR cellular glass gravel
The flat roof areas of the Tivoli hotel and congress center (TCC) in the heart of Kopenhagen, which was built in the year 2010, were firstly a challenge. The solution of the case “Tivoli” was a pressure-resistant light weight bed out of cellular glass gravel, which offered as an extra characteristic a free design of the roofareal. So you could use the roofareal for children´s playgrounds, sidewalks and implantations.
Cellular glass gravel is a modern and versatile deployable building material out of sustainable production. Eco-friendly and ressources gentle produced, the product fulfilled the needs the environment protection as well as the energetics of the buildings. Barsmark A/S with the seat in the danish Norresundby, which is specialised to modern building material – official GLAPORpartner in and for Denmark – use the fact for their big projects. One of those projects was the new TCC. Kim Utzen was the responsible architect for the building in the danish design. In the centrum of Kopenhagen stands today a prominent object, which has got over 400 rooms; 27 conference rooms and one own, big congress hall as well as two lecture halls and could receive and take care of over 4.000 guests.
A real problem by the TCC was the meaningful use of the wide areas and therefore with the drab flat roof area in the size of circa five football pitches. After the consideration of all points, cellular glass the hightech product was the solution. Into the operation came 1.400 m³ of cellular glass gravel from GLAPOR.
At the Tivoli-site a lot of more pros of the cellular glass came to the light: The facility of the cellular glass, which leave more options for the roofdesign open. Also the cellular glass gravel satisfied with his enormous carrying capacity of to 37 tons per square meter. The angular surface of the gravel is good because so the only parts chock together. In case of that it was possible in Kopenhagen to model and use the roofarea reasonable, to build playgrounds and to identify the bearing surface for walker. Cars could drive on the flat area without making damages.