From traffic guard to architectural sensory experience
Ulrik Toft Marcussen, CEO of DAV NORDIC explains: “I consider the Silkeborg Highway as our apprentice exam. We have been challenged to do a, never seen before, combination of materials, special assembly, and logistics, that goes beyond my expectations. At the same time, it has been a pleasure to be contributing to the creation of this beautiful highway, which is also an architectural sensory experience for the road users and the citizen.”
He then continues: “We have supplied and assembled 75 km of side and center crash barrier, 8 km of railings, 4 km of Amphibian Guard, and a true range of accommodation works, that turns this highway into the most beautiful highway in Denmark, and I am proud of having finished to this project according to the developer’s full satisfaction.”
Main contractor is highly satisfied
Project Director, Mogens Steen Pedersen from Aarsleff A/S is very satisfied with the DAV NORDIC collaboration: “We have collaborated with DAV on the supply of crash barrier, bridge railing, fauna bridges, and DAV is, as always, extremely professional and competent. They have competent project managers, who handle the projects professionally, and who has shown great flexibility throughout the entire project, which is a huge advantage on such a big project. They also own a great amount of professional knowledge, and they have been originators of the development for brand new solutions for the lightproof screens on the fauna bridges. This has been very satisfying for us as the main contractor.”
Luminous art on the crossing bridges
One of the unique solutions that have been designed for the highway, is the edge hedging on the five road-carrying bridges that cross the highway.
In the dark, the bridges appear as luminous art, hanging down from the skies, when in reality it is the bridges, that can be crossed by citizens and others who wish to get to the other side of town, without having to get on the highway. The edge hedging consists of aluminium sheets, with perforated holes in a computer-generated pattern creates a pattern, that is unique to each bridge. The hedging is illuminated from behind with LED lights and the light is distributed with reflection sheets, so the appearance and strength of the light seem even.