DUCON white architectural concrete façade for the NYPD at 40th Precinct New York
After a year of planning, DUCON received the order for the production of the façade elements and the delivery to New York in March 2022. Altogether there are about 150 panels. These are 50mm thin and have a length of up to 9.1m. This results in a slenderness of l/d = 182 and thus poses great challenges for transport and on-site assembly. The building, designed by star architect Bjarke Ingels, is expected to open in early 2023. The elements are primarily used as large scale wall panels of the multi-storey lobby inside the headquarter. Outside, they are designed as suspended ceiling panels ("soffits") in a total of 8 building sections. The light surface of the white concrete elements makes the building a visual highlight both on the inside and the outside.