Port of Aarhus, Marine Building

 Port of Aarhus, Marine Building. C.F. Møller. Photo: Julian Weyer

Client

Aarhus Havn

Address

Aarhus, Denmark

Size

710 m²

Year

2000-2001

The Marine Building lies at the outermost northern tip of Aarhus Harbour, offering a view of Aarhus Bay, the city, and the container terminal that the building serves.

The building contains offices and various service facilities used by a number of the port's staff groups. The different working hours and needs of the staff are accommodated via an interior design with several units that can function independently of each other. At the same time, the common facilities also provide opportunities for social interaction.

The building's form, with its protrusions and passages, provides shelter from the harsh weather conditions on the outer quays, and provides shading of the large glass panels. The materials used are cast in-situ concrete and dark brick: as raw as the harbour itself, and at the same time a response to the challenges of the location.

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Team

Construction

Skanska

Engineering

Ingeniørfirmaet Allan Almbjerg Ingeniørfirmaet Henry Berthelsen

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Awards

  • Aarhus Municipality Architecture Award. 2011

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