Architecture – University of Copenhagen

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Maersk Tower > Architecture


The new complex is sited next to the existing Panum institute overlooking Blegdamsvej.

The extension consists of four low buildings – rotated at slightly oblique angles to each other to create a star shape – as the base for a 15-storey tower. The tower is triangular in shape, with rounded corners and pointing in the direction of the surrounding streets.

Materials and colours match the existing Panum building. The shape of the building and the choice of materials will combine to create a design which works in dialogue with the building’s immediate surroundings – including the slim church tower of the Skt. Johannes Kirke and the existing Panum.

The project plan includes the establishment of off-street parking, an extension of the bicycle parking facilities, the establishment of more green spaces with seating as well as a network of transverse paths to accommodate neighbours and citizens passing through – on foot or by bicycle. In this way, the integration of the district and the Panum complex will be improved.

Read about the architecture on the website of C. F. Møller Architects.

Aerial view of the Maersk Tower


 Floor plan - Panum