Port of Aarhus, Port Centre
Vandvejen 7, Aarhus Havn, Denmark
13000 m² (of which app 8,000 m² office)
1st prize in architectural competition. 2012
C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Landscape
- 1st prize in architectural competition. 2012
The centre includes port administration offices, workshops and warehousing, a customer reception centre, security management and staff welfare facilities as well as a public eatery. There are also commercial units for lease to port-related businesses, which create a cluster of activities sharing a variety of functions. Users are a manifold group, including Port of Aarhus staff, tradesmen, dock workers, truck drivers and visitors.
The centre is located adjacent to the key operative areas of the port, such as the container terminal and Omniterminal. The location has spectacular views and the centre opens up in all directions. Inspired by a desire to achieve best flexibility, the centre resembles an ice crystal. The initial complex is an entity in itself but it will be possible subsequently to add more wings.