Energinet, Ny domicilbygning i Erritsø
26,750 m², incl. 7,600 m² basement
C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Architects
Energinet is an independent public company under the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, which owns and develops electricity and gas grids in Denmark.
This project includes an extension to Energinet's existing headquarters, creating a functional and aesthetic coherence. The new building, which consists of three staggered cubes that follow the formations of the landscape and harmonise with the geometry of the existing building, creates both a physical and visual connection between the old and the new.
The layout is carefully planned with a focus on a rational structure and a flow strategy that fosters both natural meeting places and efficient movement behaviors. Centrally located in the new extension, the canteen acts as a social gathering point, while the two office wings offer maximum flexibility and good daylight conditions.
A unified and contemporary character
The atmosphere of the original building has been continued in the new one, and the headquarters appears as a contemporary office building with qualities such as transparency, light, clarity and space. In addition, the new extension has wooden floors and wooden cores that complement the light-coloured surfaces on the walls, ceilings and in the atrium.
To support green strategies and resource awareness, circular solutions are utilised in the form of recycled and upcycled materials that add a unique expression to the interior. For example, discarded wood from floor production is installed as wooden panelling along the edges of the atrium. Used work clothes that can no longer be reused act as acoustic absorbers and disposable kegs are melted down into table tops and shelves. Wooden columns with mechanical joints support a low carbon footprint and add a warm and tactile character. This design strategy contributes to give Energinet's headquarters a unified and contemporary character that signals openness, accessibility and innovation in the form of new, varied and flexible work environments that can support the organisation's future development.
The building is planned to achieve DGNB Gold certification.