The bricks were developed by the Danish brick manufacturer Egernsund Wienerberger and specially designed to harmonise with the façades of the existing brick buildings. In particular, the bricks used in this project were intended to mirror the bricks of the adjacent Church of the Deaf, which has been there since 1904. “It was crucial that the bricks resemble those of the church. And this was a special challenge because the church has stood there for over 100 years and has been marked by wind, weather and city life”, says Janus Steenberg, architect and client advisor at Egernsund Wienerberger.
For this reason, the architects chose a newly developed brick named Copper. It is characterised by a deep red colour and dark surface accentuated by natural pigments. “No two bricks are alike. The dark surface gives them a touch of patina so that they look like the 100-year-old bricks from the church next door”, he explains.