In the heart of Frankfurt's financial district, the OMNITURM tower is currently rising skyward. The almost rectilinear glass tower will bring action to the city's skyline, because at about half-height the tower describes what could be called "a shift of the hip". For this spiralling shift of the building's axis, Doka developed a new protection screen that can tilt forward backward and sideways to 21 °.
Nantong – In China's Jiangsu Province, north of Shanghai, work is in progress on what will be the world's biggest cable-stayed bridge, the Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge. As well as the world's longest span (1092 metres), it will also have the tallest pylons at 325 metres. Doka automatic climbing formwork SKE100 plus is being used in combination with Large-area formwork Top 50 to construct the pylons.
Bucharest – In the heart of Romania's capital, a new Orthodox cathedral of impressive dimensions is now under construction. Measuring 124 metres long, 70 metres wide and 120 metres high (at the base of the cross), the place of worship will accommodate up to 5,000 people, making it one of the biggest Christian Orthodox churches in the world. Construction company Strabag is relying on formwork solutions from Doka for the complex geometric structures.
23.03.2018 | Festive award ceremony for the Josef Umdasch Research Prize
Amstetten/Vienna, 23 March 2018 – Members of the international start-up scene assembled yesterday, on Thursday evening, in the Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna in order to celebrate this year’s winners of the Josef Umdasch Research Prize. Dr. Andreas Ludwig, Spokesman of the Executive Board of Umdasch and entrepreneur Ali Mahlodji guided the audience through the award show.
Dr. Andreas Ludwig commented on the Research Prize: “We awarded this prize for the first time in 1991. The original focus lay on the promotion of wood research and forestry. Over the years, however, technological growth has been so rapid that it has prompted us to give the Josef Umdasch Research Prize, like so many other things, a new emphasis.”
Until recently the prize was directed towards students. In October 2017, however, the ‘Call for Entries’ was addressed to international start-ups. “We therefore entered into a cooperation with a strong partner. With World Summit Awards, or WSA for short, we can reach precisely this target group in order to position our research prize on the international scene”, observed Andreas Ludwig.
The exercise was successful: 135 applications from Nepal, China, Sudan, the United States and elsewhere replied to the invitation.
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.