Copenhagen’s Panum complex goes green


The new Panum institute extension by C.F. Møller architects.











C.F. Møller Architects, together with SLA and Rambøll, have won the competition for the new extension to the University of Copenhagen’s Panum complex, which will be finished later this year.

The new Panum extension – the Mærsk Building – will be pioneering when it comes to its energy use. It will have Denmark’s most energy-efficient laboratories, in which waste energy from the ventilation system will be recycled as part of the overall energy balance of the building.

“The cornerstone of the Mærsk Building is the creation of functional stimulating knowledge sharing in a green and energy-optimised setting – the foundation behind our efforts to create a visionary and future-proof science building on an international level” says Mads Mandrup, Partner with C.F. Møller.

Not only will the energy use make Panum’s extension forerunners within the field of green energy, there will also be a green exterior. Grass will be growing on top of the roof for rainwater management and special emphasis has been placed on creating good conditions throughout the building for optimal use of daylight.

The expansion will become a sculptural focal point for the entire Nørre Campus. The project also includes an urban park, which will benefit the surrounding city too.

“The new Panum building will become a new unique landmark for both Nørre Campus and the city – a true Copenhagen tower”, explains Mads Mandrup, Partner with C.F. Møller Architects.

When completed, Panum will be open to the world with its green park areas and its newest addition, the 16-storey tall Science Tower. The building is a donation from A.P. Møller and his wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller’s Foundation.

“It will be a Danish research center with international impact, which can attract the best scientists in the world”, says Mads Mandrup.

With this building the research scientists and the students will have state-of-the-art laboratories, auditoriums, cafeteria and teaching facilities.





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