Tower 9 DeKalb
Our First Project in Africa: Côte d’Ivoire facade
Work is underway on our exciting facade for the new Orange Headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. LaufsED has collaborated again with architects and artist Elegant Embellishments Berlin to create an innovated bris soleil, wrapping the future construction in a double-curved parametric Penrose tiling pattern. Similar to our other project with Elegant Embellishments in Mexico City, here are two modules: an “X” and an “I”, that join together smoothly to produce the overall form. However, for this project we created adaptive metal detailing to allow the substructure to follow the Penrose pattern.
Under Construction – ‘3WTC’
Progress is coming along nicely on the lobby of World Trade Center – Tower 3 with architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners as the design architects, Beyer Blinder Belle, and fabricators Mariani Metal. In recent news, the MTA opened the subway entrance at 3WTC for the first time since the events of 9/11. We at LED have been working the past year to provide specialty detail engineering and design for all elements of the lobby facade and interior. The project comes with unique challenges to realize the design architect’s aesthetic vision and satisfy the complex requirements of the Port Authority to make the entire construction bomb-blast resistant. When finished, the laser welded, high-end duplex stainless steel components will elegantly support engineered security glazing to create a model of excellence for materials, construction, and total design.