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Cleaning Facilities Centre / KBP.EU

  • 01:00 - 31 October, 2011
Cleaning Facilities Centre / KBP.EU
Cleaning Facilities Centre / KBP.EU, © Ty Stange
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect

    KBP.EU (a collaboration between POLYFORM arkitekter and Karres En Brands)
  • Project Team

    Thomas Kock, Jonas Sangberg, Nikolaj Frølund Thomsen (POLYFORM), Bart Brands, Charlotte
  • Collaborators

    Oluf Jørgensen ingeniører and Ulrike Brandi Licht
  • Client

    Københavns Ejendomme
  • Total Cost

    19 million Danish crones – 2.55 million Euros
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
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This is a classical challenging task. How to establish innovative architecture in an age-old quarter of the city and still respect the old environment? The collaboration between the Danish architecture firm POLYFORM architects and the Dutch architecture firm KARRES EN BRANDS Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning led to the idea of build underground instead of build on surface. In this way it is possible to build new spaces for offices and staff for the public cleaning facilities – even in the heart of the dense medieval city.

In order to receive the most daylight possible in the new offices and staff facilities, all primary functions are located around an open underground courtyard. Atrium soft shapes maximize natural light into construction and simultaneously help to define the unique and attractive spaces both inside and outside. The building provide a softly naturally enlighten working environment for approximately 100 daily users. Facilities include showers, changing rooms, a canteen and parking spaces. The garden is an extension of the workspace. Various types of planting change their colour and texture throughout the seasons, and the flagstone paving area creates places for rest breaks whilst serving as an outdoor workplace.

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© Ty Stange

The location in the very heart of Copenhagen contributes to large savings time wise and in relating to resources which makes the project profitable and sustainable. By combining the new building program with the lush playground at Hauser Plads and exploit the former parking garage underneath, creates an entirely new type of buildings. A scenic office building without air turbulence, shade noise from outside.

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Rasmus Thomsen · December 20, 2011

Link til artikel i http://t.co/orlWJ4Dl om projekt jeg har været projektleder på hos polyform

http://t.co/hiTWI1h2

Chance Tran · November 25, 2011

http://t.co/dZUHCsjQ Cleaning Facilities Centre / KBP.EU | ArchDaily

Centor4 · November 21, 2011
Nanami X · November 17, 2011

Cleaning Facilities Centre / KBP.EU | ArchDaily - http://t.co/4kNjdJK6

Louis Johnston · November 13, 2011

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Chance Tran · November 12, 2011

http://t.co/dZUHCsjQ Cleaning Facilities Centre / KBP.EU | ArchDaily

CleaningSuJPO · November 09, 2011

Cleaning Facilities Centre / POLYFORM arkitekter | ArchDaily http://t.co/FBmUTbqN

up_today_arch · November 06, 2011

I like the plan! looks clean and playful at the same time!

Chance Tran · November 04, 2011

http://t.co/dZUHCsjQ Cleaning Facilities Centre / POLYFORM arkitekter | ArchDaily

VN Studio · November 04, 2011

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Manny E. DJE BI DJE · November 02, 2011

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Jonas Sangberg · November 02, 2011

Cleaning Facilities Centre / POLYFORM arkitekter | ArchDaily http://t.co/FwENqn6h via @archdaily

Nikolaj Frølund · November 02, 2011

Link til artikel i http://t.co/orlWJ4Dl om projekt jeg har været projektleder på hos polyform

http://t.co/hiTWI1h2

Ana Fdez del Prado · November 02, 2011

Cleaning Facilities Centre - Polyform Arquitectos: http://t.co/yEZzDDAY O cómo copiar DESCARADAMENTE los Apartamentos Okurayama de SANAA.

Bryan C2mar · November 01, 2011

Cleaning Facilities Centre / POLYFORM arkitekter - http://t.co/swtGowyz - from @Taptu

watabetakahiro · November 01, 2011

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Manuel Gonzalez ?. · November 01, 2011

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