Pharma Science Building

 Pharma Science Building. C.F. Møller. Photo: Julian Weyer

Client

The Danish Building & Property Agency (BYGST)

Address

Nørre Allé, Copenhagen, Denmark

Size

5130 m²

Year

2010-2016

The Pharma Science Building is a new, modern laboratory building for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences as part of the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health Sciences at the North Campus.

The Pharma Science Building is to be the focal point for the Health Sciences faculty. New and existing buildings are connected by an atrium and indoor walkways, and interdisciplinary research collaborations between several institutes are made possible by providing new laboratories and shared facilities.

The compact volume is sculpted with a twisted floorplan, which creates a more spacious atrium and provides more facade length within a limited building zone. The facades are clad with a continuous skin of tombak panels in a rhomboid pattern, so that the building appears as a single geometric shape - only interrupted and intersected in strategic, generous openings that allow views both in and out. The dark tombak of the facades will contrast subtly against the existing buildings’ light facades.

One of the striking features of the interior of the Pharma Science Building is an opening intersecting all floors. This creates overviews, strengthening the sense of community in the learning & research environment, and provides generous amounts of daylight. The optimized daylighting is one of the key features ensuring that the Pharma Science Building is constructed as low-energy class 2015, with a total energy requirement of max. 41 kWh/m2/year.

SHOW MORE PROJECT INFO

Team

Engineering

Moe

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

Schønherr Landskab

Artist

Ferdinand Ahm Krag

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

High insulation values

Low energy windows

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Prefabricated components

Flexibility

Healthy building

Noise minimization

Natural ventilation

Certified building

Low-energy standard (2015)

Research

BIOMEDICUM, KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

New, cutting-edge laboratory building to provide a unifying powerhouse for research at one of the world's leading medical universities - the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

THE UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

The University of Aarhus, which dates from 1931, is a unique and coherent university campus with consistent architecture, homogenous use of yellow brickwork and adaptation to the landscape.

MAERSK TOWER, EXTENSION OF THE PANUM COMPLEX AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the optimum framework for world-class health research.

PHARMA SCIENCE BUILDING

Modern laboratory building that strengthens cross-disciplinary scientific activities and makes Copenhagen University's Pharmaceutical Faculty visible in the city scene.

THE PANUM COMPLEX - REFURBISHMENT OF LABS

Refurbishment of laboratories, minor extensions, exterior renovation and building maintenance.

THE TECHNICAL FACULTY - SDU

The Technical Faculty constitutes a shared research and education environment for four different institutes at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.

DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, DMRI

State-of-the-art research facilities for world-leading Danish centre of excellence in solutions for the meat industry.

LAB AND RESEARCH BUILDING FOR ETH ZÜRICHS BRANCH IN BASEL

A laboratory building for one of the world's leading scientific teaching and research environments in Basel, Switzerland.

PANUM - FACULTY ADMINISTRATION

Renovation of the HEALTH faculty at the University of Copenhagen that converts previously dark spaces into a modern, bright and varied working environment with room for new forms of cooperation

UIO LIFE SCIENCE CENTER

Research and teaching building for the Institute for Life Sciences, Chemistry and Pharmacy at Oslo University (UiO).

THE CORE CENTRE AT AUH (PART OF THE NEW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN AARHUS)

Core Centre laboratories concentrating clinical research at the Aarhus University Hospital in two of the three towers that constitute the main arrivals area.

BIOVAF - RESEARCH CENTRE, THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Competition proposal for a new research centre that will extend the building complex of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) at its Lyngby Campus.

IHA KATRINEBJERG

New facilities for the IHA Engineering College of Aarhus.

DANISH NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH CENTRE

Client advisor for an extension of Aarhus Hospital with a new neuroscience research centre.

DARWIN CENTRE PHASE II

Extension of the Natural History Museum in London, taking the form of an enormous cocoon in a glass covering.

INCUBA SCIENCE PARK, KATRINEBJERG

A new creative complex where innovative IT companies, graduate training, research and advanced technology co-exist side by side.

LABORATORIES, HAUKELAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Ten-storey laboratory building directly connected to the existing hospital.

INCUBA SCIENCE PARK, SKEJBY

Research facilities for the biotech research initiative Science Park Skejby.

INCUBA SCIENCE PARK, GUSTAV WIEDS VEJ

Flexible laboratory and teaching complex.