Lagos – In the Marina district of Eko Atlantic City in the heart of Nigeria's business capital Lagos, the Azuri Peninsula is one of the most ambitious and spectacular residential construction projects in all of Africa. Doka is supplying the automatic climbing formwork systems and the technical expertise for three residential towers on this project.
The new Deichman library in Oslo's old port district
The Bjørvika district is a former port facility on the inner Oslo Fjord. It is now being redeveloped and the new Deichman library here is one of the most modern of its kind in Europe. When it came to the formwork for the extraordinary wrinkle-effect ceiling, lead contractor Skanska opted for know-how from Doka.
Aurora – the new signature building in Melbourne
In the city centre of Melbourne, Australia, the formwork solution from Doka and Lubeca is helping build the Aurora Melbourne Central, a luxurious residential tower with a design all of its own. The combination of Lubeca's platform system with the Doka protection screen Xclimb 60 tailored specifically for the Australian market enhances efficiency and safety in the construction process.
Doka offers special services, from the Ready-to-Use Service to On-site Pre-assembly
Round, angular, abstract, two- or three-dimensional – architects' drafts can be highly extravagant, so the need for custom formwork solutions and additional services increases all the time. The Doka Ready-to-Use Service manufactures the complex and individual formwork shapes that produce superior-quality concrete surfaces and ensure efficiency on the build. And specially trained Doka personnel assemble load-bearing towers and formwork units directly on site.
Doka to promote #ShapeOurWorld career campaign at WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi – Doka to promote its #ShapeOurWorld campaign, including full sponsorship of this year’s Concrete Construction Competition, at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, hosted in Abu Dhabi in October 2017.
Doka supplies super-stable formwork for the tallest cooling tower in Greece
Ptolemaida - On site at one of the biggest projects in Greece in recent years, construction of the lignite-fired power plant Ptolemais Block V needs cooling-tower formwork expertise from Doka, plus compliance with a very special structural requirement. This is the first time that Doka has used an earthquake-proof design to form the first rings of a cooling tower.
Competence at any height
Every highrise is unique – as is the associated formwork solution. Competence is crucial for developing a custom formwork solution. In the highrise sector Doka has more than 40 years' experience with self-climbing formwork. This year, the company will successfully carry out its 1,000th highrise project. Right now, one of the projects is the Central Park Tower in New York, the world's tallest residential building.
After only two and half years of construction, parts of Istanbul's new airport will open next year. For rapid progress on this build, the contractor is relying on the formwork solution from Doka. A total of 30,000 load-bearing tower frames will be used.
The world's tallest residential building, the Central Park Tower will top out at 472 metres. It is currently under construction in New York City. The method of construction is special and Doka's automatic climbing platforms are the ideal solution, both fast and safe. The building is due for completion in 2020.
Doka UK was awarded for the innovative concrete- sensor technology Concremote with this year's Construction News Award.