Syd Energi Headquarters / GPP Arkitekter

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Architects: GPP Arkitekter
Location: Vilsundvej, Esbjerg,
Area: 11,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Syd Energi

General Contractor: Hoffmann A/S
Engineer: Esbensen (installations), Sloth Møller (construction)
Landscaping: Thing &WainøApS
Advisor To Syd Energi Holding A/S: Johansson &Kalstrup A/S

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From the architect. The new Plus Energi Headquarters for SydEnergi (SE) is located on a remarkable site in the southwest part of Denmark – where the countryside meets the city, next to the biggest Danish land art monument – “The hill of light”. This new building for the employees at the energy company will, beside from being a great work environment, also be ground-breaking in terms of architecture and sustainability.

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A simple and timeless design with a slanted cut on the top floor offers a dynamic, round building, that reflects SE´s company profile and the grandness of the western Danish landscape. A spacious atrium in the center of the building provides light and airiness for all workspaces within the building.

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Visitors and employees are met and greeted by a large reception and showroom area, from where one via the atrium can get an overview of the entire building. A marvelous sculpture comprised of stairs and bridges in the atrium leads visitors and employees through the building. The first three floors are a mixture of departments with a combination of single and multiple workspaces in an open office environment together with modern meeting and relaxing areas. At the top floor one discovers a panoramic cantina, lounge and meeting area. The icing on the cake is the 1000 m2 roof garden, shielded from the wind by the top aluminum-ring and glass. There is also a 360 degree panoramic walk around the top floor that gives an amazing view of the surrounding city, farmland, airport and the North Sea.

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Cite: "Syd Energi Headquarters / GPP Arkitekter" 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=445162>

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