Cortex Park

 Cortex Park. C.F. Møller

Client

Ejendomsselskabet Freja A/S

Address

Odense, Denmark

Size

200000 m²

Year

2009-2020

Competition

1st prize in competition. 2009

The central idea behind the new Research and Knowledge Park and Portal Zone at the University of Southern Denmark is a consequent sustainable approach, creating a dense cluster development, and thus leaving more green nature untouched.

The concept means bringing together the 100,000 m² research and science facilities with the additional mix-use of 100,000 m² public functions, dwellings, student housing, institutions and hotel in a dense urban environment. This concept provides straightforward, simple sustainability rewards, including compact buildings, short services routings, minimal infrastructure, minimal land-use and a good urban micro-climate. It also has great potential for bringing the various users in close contact to each other, and for integrating scientific research with the surrounding community. It is here that school children, senior citizens and businesses will be able to meet, and be inspired by, the research that forms the basis for Denmark’s future as a Knowledge Society. The proposal creates a true urban setting, with small and large public spaces where all extrovert activities are located at ground floor level.

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Team

Construction

NCC

Engineering

Alectia A/S

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

SLA A/S

Collaborators, other

Christian Wickmann Matthiessen, professor of cultural geographics at University of Copenhagen, Preben Pamsgaard, former director of Scion-DTU research park Hørsholm, NCC Property Development

Awards

  • 1st prize in competition. 2009

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Low energy windows

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Healthy building

Wind energy

Low-energy standard (2015)

References

  • 2011 Global Magazine of the concrete society #1, p. 36-37
  • 2010 100 Global Architectural Schemes, p. 388-391
  • 2009 Byggeri #5, p. 46

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