Kaktus Towers are two residential buildings, 60 and 80 meters high, located in the Kalvebod Brygge area in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen.
Both buildings include 495 apartments, as well as common areas and public spaces, intended mainly for shops, fitness clubs and cafes.
The windows use triple glazing to obtain adequate thermal insulation. Some insulating glass units are Pilkington Insulight™ Therm Triple, while in areas where increased safety is required Pilkington Insulight™ Protect Triple made of Pilkington Optilam™ Therm S3 low-emissivity laminated glass is used.
Such glass specification made it possible to meet specific requirements regarding thermal insulation, interior lighting and user safety.
To ensure the visual coherence of the façade, the non-transparent spandrel areas are covered with insulating glass units Pilkington Spandrel Glass IGU made of two panes of toughened glass Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear T, where one of them has RAL 9005 ceramic enamel.
Argon and warm TGI®-Spacer were used in the insulating glass unit cavity to improve the insulation of the windows by reducing heat loss at the IGUs edges. As a result, thermal comfort of the building is increased, while the costs of energy consumption and facility operation are reduced.
Photography: HS Hansen