We realize projects in art, architecture and construction - from small wonders to monumental eye-openers. HA-CO carbon architecture.
Especially in the field of architecture, we have often been able to convince with our ability to produce unique components even in large dimensions. Our components made of carbon and glass fibers convince with their lightness, appearance and stability.
We are happy to realize your project - from modern architecture, half-timbering, shading, to art installations - we are there for you.
Material: CFRP, Artist: Prof. Rita McBride
MAE WEST, Munich
The artwork "Mae West" was commissioned by the Building Department of the City of Munich as an art-in-architecture project as part of the "Mittlerer Ring Ost" tunnel construction project at Munich's Effnerplatz. The 52-meter-high carbon sculpture by renowned artist Prof. Rita McBride won out in a competition. With numerous internationally awarded objects, Prof. Rita McBride is one of the most important artists of her generation.
With 64 carbon tubes up to 40 meters in length, the impressive waist-shaped sculpture, visible from afar, is reminiscent of a light-footed spinning dancer.
"Mae West" thus blends harmoniously into the existing architecture and the traffic circle at Effnerplatz. The individual CFRP tubes were produced from carbon fibers (rovings) using a winding process. In order to ensure an optimum form fit, connection systems from Teufelberger were incorporated directly through the laminate. Finally, the surfaces of the CFRP components were sealed in a weather-resistant manner. "Mae West" was made possible by combining various innovative carbon manufacturing processes. HA-CO Carbon was responsible for the production of the CFRP tubes, the prefabrication of the connection elements, the assembly at Effnerplatz in Munich and the project management. The linking of these elements is what distinguishes our HA-CO engineering. And: A comparable sculpture could not have been realized using conventional building materials such as steel. Because only CFRP lightweight construction by HA-CO Carbon makes the "Mae West" at Effnerplatz dance.
More impressions and interesting facts about Mae West can be found here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_West_(artwork). Further information about the artist Prof. Rita McBride can be found at http://www.ritamcbride.net/.
Material: GRP, Architect: Wim Poppinga
Wind Sword, Hoofddorp Haarlemmermeer - near Amsterdam, Netherlands
At the entrance to the new district in Hoofddorp, there is now a 33-meter-high wind vane made of fiberglass. This moves playfully in the wind and enchants the viewer with constantly changing temperament. At night, this wind vane is spectacularly illuminated and then acts as a beacon, guiding people home like a lighthouse. Likewise, it serves as a meteorological device that indicates the strength and direction of the wind. The fiberglass wind sword is based on three different elements: the wind in the wide, open landscape, the vertical position - to hold its own in the flat area -, and the history of the region, because this is where the Netherlands and Spain once met in a fierce naval battle. Once again, a combination of different elements that distinguish HA-CO engineering. A wonderful work of art made of GRP!
For more on the archtect Wim Poppinga and the wind sword, visit http://www.poppinga.nl/en/onswerk/windzwaard/.
Material: CFRP, Artist: Prof. Rita McBride
Carbon-Obelisk, Emscher-Kunstpark Essen
The American artist Prof. Rita McBride designed this 14-meter-high obelisk for the exhibition EMSCHER-KUNST.2010. McBride is an important artist of her generation with numerous internationally awarded objects. At first, the obelisk seems randomly placed and arbitrarily set down. On closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that it too represents a very special landmark. The work of art refers to the history of the region as a center of coal mining. The material from which it was made is also fitting, of course: It is made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP or carbon) and is given a diamond-shaped pattern by the superimposed carbon fibers. Carbon engineering regularly amazes visitors here.
For more on artist Prof. Rita McBride, visit http://www.ritamcbride.net/. More impressions of the carbon obelisk itself can be found on the Emscher Art Trail website: https://emscherkunstweg.de/kunstwerk/carbon-obelisk-2/.
Material: CFRP and GRP, Artist: Susanne Thiemann
Bert sculpture, Munich
This sculpture made of a steel tube, encased in foam glass and wrapped in glass and carbon fibers, stands on the forecourt of the entrance to the Haus für Kinder on Robinienstrasse in Munich. Munich artist Susanne Thiemanns designed the 2.70 meter high work of art. She uses a practical example to show that she is no ordinary basket weaver. With its multi-layered material and gentle curves, the sculpture is reminiscent of a cocoon, which serves as a protected space for undisturbed growth. From a distance, the sculpture shimmers whitish gray; only upon closer inspection does one then recognize the loose black carbon weave on the white ground of the glass fibers under the transparent layer of lacquer. A union of two materials made possible by HA-CO engineering.
For more on the artist Susanne Thiemann, visit http://www.susanne-thiemann.de/.