Danish Technological Institute, DMRI
Danish Technological Institute
Pihl and Enemærke & Petersen
C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Landscape
The new facilities include a research abattoir complete with cooking and smoking, integrated robotic workshops, ultra-modern microbiological and chemical laboratories (including laboratory facilities for the study of the occurrence of pathogenic bacteria in meat production), as well as offices and meeting facilities.
The centre is part of the Danish Technological Institute, built in the 1970s. The complex is laid out in a spiral shape in a green landscaped setting, and the individual institutes are designed in a simple and austere architecture with red brick and exposed concrete lintels. The new building is based on the same simple design idiom, but with more modern twists such as using pre-fabricated brick reliefs, and incorporating bay windows.
A large atrium facilitates extrovert and open collaboration across the organization and connects the complex' two blocks. Already on arrival, customers are presented with the company’s activities, via glazed openings in the lobby, revealing workshops and office space.