Behind the Maersk Tower – University of Copenhagen

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Behind the Maersk Tower

Modern research and teaching facilities are necessary to attract and retain the best researchers and students in fierce international competition. The Maersk Towers offers up-to-date biomedical laboratory facilities, classrooms, auditoriums, a new canteen, a new bicycle cellar and a new, stylish main entrance.

When was the Maersk Tower constructed?

Construction of the Maersk Tower began in 2012, and the building opened on 18 January 2017. See photos and press coverage from the opening of the Maersk Tower.

How big is the Maersk Tower?

  • The Maersk Tower has a floor space of 42,700 square metres.
  • 7,700 square meters of the old Panum have been demolished to make room for the new building and the new main square facing Blegdamsvej. With the Maersk Tower the total floor space of Panum has increased from 105,000 to 140,000 square metres.
  • The Maersk Tower is 15 floors or 75 metres tall from street level. It is slightly taller than Rigshospitalet’s helipad at 71 metres. 

Architect, owner and users

  • The tower is designed by C. F. Møller Architects.
  • The University of Copenhagen is the tenant and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences the user of the new Panum.
  • The Danish Building and Property Agency functioned as the developer during the construction of the tower. 

Price

  • The construction cost DKK 1.5 billion, of which the A. P. Møller and Wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller’s Foundation for General Purposes contributed DKK 600 million + DKK 125 million for equipment and furniture. 

Facilities

  • The tower is mainly intended for research laboratories, classrooms and auditoriums, canteen and bicycle cellar. 12 of the floors contain modern research laboratories and offices.
  • The building has bicycle parking for 2,350 bicycles: 950 under cover in the basement and 1,400 in the campus park. 
  • The building contains three, ultramodern auditoriums, giving the students the best possible physical surroundings. The largest auditorium seats 504. 

Read more about the Maersk Tower, the construction and collaborators