Hand-made clay tiles from Monier for Stockholm´s City Hall

• Landmark building receives 45,000 bespoke tiles to cover 3,000 sqm of roof area • Clay tiles hand-made by experienced Monier team in Denmark • Renovations completed for 2012 Nobel Prize festivities

Monday 03, December 2012

Luxembourg/Solna, 3 December 2012 – Stockholm City Hall has received a new roof with special hand-made “Dantegl” tiles from Monier Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of building materials for pitched roofs. The new roof is part of comprehensive renovation works and was completed to be ready for the Nobel Prize festivities on 10 December when the building will take worldwide center stage hosting the Nobel banquet.

The tiles for the City Hall were made in Monier Nordic & Baltics’ Volstrup plant in Denmark, northern Europe’s only clay tile production facility that is still able to manufacture tiles entirely by hand based on a 1000 year old technique. The plant has a rich history and has been making tiles for 130 years.

Traditional design and technique meets state-of-the-art production knowledge
While the tiles are based on traditional models Monier incorporated its comprehensive knowledge on the burning process and clay qualities into the production process and made sure that the tiles meet modern requirements for a safe roof. Monier’s production specialists also took into account that the tiles will become darker in colour over time and thus match the models dating back to 1958 that had to be replaced. “We are proud to have been selected as a supplier for what is arguably one of Sweden’s most well-known buildings. The successful completion of this project shows that Monier is able to fulfill the various needs in the roofing market: From innovative modern structures to heritage sites such as this one in Stockholm”, says Pepyn Dinandt, CEO of the Monier Group.

The City Hall, designed by local architect Ragnar Östberg, took 15 years to build and was inaugurated in 1923. Besides the various cultural and historical aspects that had to be taken into account during the renovation the laying had to be managed while approximately 90,000 tourists were passing through the building every month during summer, and 101 politicans and staff were working in the house.

One of several heritage projects for Monier Nordic & Baltics
“Monier’s Nordic & Baltics business unit has extensive experience in handling complex projects that involve tile solutions taking into account the rich history of buildings and the resulting challenges in roof construction”, says Clein Johansson, CEO of Monier Nordic & Baltics. Copenhagen’s Amalienborg royal palace, one of the Danish capital’s renowed landmarks, as well as Oslo’s Cathedral are among the famous buildings in Scandinavia that were also renovated using Monier tiles.

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