In the spring 2009 Dansk Polyglas A/S started cooperation with the BBP Arkitekter, Force Technology and TrygFonden to develop a lifeguard tower made of fibreglass sandwich construction. Test of the prototype was such a great success, that it leaded to a decision to start series production of tower. In 2012 an extension module was developed for the tower, in order to give lifeguards an opportunity to climb up higher and have better view over the bigger area and at the same time ensure better safety for beach visitors.
The Lifeguard tower is designed by the BBP Arkitekter., which won the architectural competition in 1999 among 112 architects. Furthermore, the Lifeguard tower has been nominated for the Danish Design Awards in 2001 and it has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
In 2011 Dansk Polyglas A/S delivered one lifeguard tower in complete white colour to the most popular beach in the Copenhagen area, Bellevue Beach, in order to match the general exterior on the beach, were the beach facilities are designed by famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.
June 22, 2015, HRH the Crown Princess Mary, as patron of the Danish Swimming Federation, participated in the inauguration of the red-white lifeguard tower at the Tversted Beach (Northern-Jutland).
The Lifeguard tower is build-up of complex sandwich construction, which consists of many different materials. For instance, there has been used:
- Seawater resistant and anodized aluminium
- Stainless acid-fast steel constructions
- Shockproof and scratch resistant windows
- Fire resistant composite systems
- Special developed topcoat surface, which is highly UV-resistant and colourfast and can thereby last many many years
In total, Dansk Polyglas A/S has delivered 35 lifeguard towers and 19 tower extension modules to the Danish beaches.
For more information about fibreglass constructions, you are always welcome to contact us.
The White Lifeguard Tower
Princess Mary at the inauguration of new Lifesaving Post (2015)