CBS - Campus in society

 CBS - Campus in society. C.F. Møller. Photo: Doug&Wolf

Client

Copenhagen Business School, The City of Frederiksberg, Metroselskabet, Realdania

Address

Copenhagen, Denmark

Size

6 ha site, 31,000 m² new build

Year

2014-

Competition

1st Prize in competition. 2014

Copenhagen Business School (CBS), is the 2nd largest business school in Europe, located close to the very heart of Copenhagen. CBS and the city has launched a vision to transform the existing campus to become one of the world’s best city campuses.

At the core of the project is the intertwining of city and campus life, and the masterplan puts forth a holistic model for how to interweave urban spaces, open and inviting buildings and pathways on the one hand with teaching, research and study environments on the other.

The long and narrow CBS campus site spans between two stops of the Copenhagen metroline and is run through by the Rambla, a central pedestrian path. By creating four new urban spaces along the Rambla, ranging from the classical plaza around the metro stations to an informal park at the center of the campus the master plan boosts cohesion between CBS and society.

Running parallel with the Rambla, the southern cycle super highway and a new northern bicycle path connect the campus to the city’s network of bicycle paths and ensures a safe and efficient flow through the area. New buildings are designed to allow as much space as possible for urban spaces and urban life. Clusters of compact, multi-functional buildings with green roof areas create versatile spaces and are flexibly appointed so interiors and design expression can be changed.

Focus is on green sustainability with social sustainability being equally important to this project: Clearly defined meeting places, green elements and the merging of traffic lines unite the city and the CBS campus to attract a wide variety of user groups.

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Team

Engineering

MOE

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Transform

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Collaborators, other

Cultural geographer Chr. W. Mathiesen, University of Copenhagen

Awards

  • 1st Prize in competition. 2014

Energy and sustainability

Daylight

Energy efficient design

Green Roof

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Flexibility

References

  • 2016 Art of Many catalogue, The Danish Pavilion, Biennale Architettura, p. 411-412
  • 2015 Green Book for Public Building Landscape Design, p. 458-465

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