Bestseller Office Complex. C.F. Møller. Photo: Adam Mørk

Bestseller Office Complex

The office complex comprises a varied flotilla of buildings at different levels connected by a series of outdoor spaces, e.g. courtyards, terraces and roof gardens.
 Bestseller Office Complex. C.F. Møller. Photo: Adam Mørk
Facts

Client

BESTSELLER A/S

Address

Aarhus, Denmark

Size

22000 m² commercial office and 24,000 m² delivery, parking and plant

Year

2009-2015

Construction

MT Højgaard

Engineering

COWI A/S

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

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Awards
Awards
  • BUILD Architecture Awards - Best Danish Office Complex Project. 2018
  • European Architecture Award, winner. 2017
  • Natural Stone Prize (Naturstensprisen). 2016
  • Winner Commercial WAN Award. 2015
  • Aarhus Municipality Architecture Award. 2015

The mixture of office buildings and outdoor spaces creates the impression that this is a town within a town. The complex, surrounded by canals and lakes on all four sides, forms the entrance to the new, urban district on the waterfront in Aarhus, Denmark.

The complex houses about 800 workplaces, plus showrooms, an auditorium, video and film studios, a large canteen and shared facilities for fashion shows and conferences. There is a three-storey underground car park with space for 450 cars and about 400 bicycle racks.

The façades are designed on two design principles: Reliefs in light natural stone frame deep window niches in the parallel north and south façades. By way of contrast, the east and west façades are simple, transparent glass façades framed with natural stone.

The office complex will use sea-water cooling and solar heating and is planned as a low energy class 2015 building, i.e. energy consumption will be 50% lower than the minimum requirements stated in the building regulations.

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