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Vitus Bering Innovation Park / C. F. Møller Architects

  • 01:00 - 22 February, 2010
Vitus Bering Innovation Park / C. F. Møller Architects
Vitus Bering Innovation Park / C. F. Møller Architects, © Julian Weyer
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  • Location

    Horsens, Denmark
  • Architect

    C. F. Møller Architects
  • Landscape Architect

    C. F. Møller Architects
  • Engineers

    Grontmij | Carl Bro
  • Client

    University College Vitus Bering Denmark
  • Contractor

    Pihl & Søn A/S
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Teaching and entrepreneur start-up office facilities side by side – that's the philosophy behind the distinctive extension to the existing 1970’s structure of the University College Vitus Bering Denmark in Horsens. The new Innovation building is designed to sit on a brick base, which is a direct continuation of the existing complex’ architecture, but from there on it is distinctly different and unique.

© Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

The building's dynamic and innovative character is expressed via its spiral shape. On the facades, the movement is seen in the glazing strips that stretch towards the sky across the six storeys of the building and create the impression of a spiral sequence, while internally it is expressed via the main staircase in green fibre cement, which runs in a spiral form between the storeys in the unifying internal atrium. The inclined forms of the building also have the practical advantage of allowing a necessary fire escape route to be cut through the building.

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© Julian Weyer

The basic floor plan of the building is a simple and flexible layout, to allow the integration of numerous uses and adaptations. The large and dynamic green stairway element leads to common meeting facilities and a roof terrace with a beautiful view of the Horsens Fjord. The stairs land in a different position on each level, thus activating the entire atrium as the central hub of the building. The atrium is covered by a dynamic, diagonally split roof-plane with circular skylights, of which one half forms the common roof terrace.

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© Julian Weyer

The Vitus Bering Innovation Park is one of the first office complexes in Denmark to be classified as low-energy class 1, which means that its energy efficiency is twice that of the minimum required by the Danish building regulations. The low level of energy consumption is achieved through such factors as highly insulating windows and extra insulation on all of the building’s external surfaces. Another feature is the building’s intelligent air conditioning system, which adjusts itself according to the number of people present in each individual room.

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© Julian Weyer
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16 Comments

ConfederateInvention · September 11, 2011

The Vitus Bering Innovation Park in Denmark is a tribute to #innovation. Why? Take a look at the photos here. #EPO http://ow.ly/6pYP1

EuropeanPatentOffice · September 10, 2011

The Vitus Bering Innovation Park in Denmark is a tribute to #innovation. Why? Take a look at the photos here. #EPO http://ow.ly/6pYP1

bolo_8309 · February 23, 2010

interesting project, very nice patio.
facade looks very cool
good materials
good project

chas · February 23, 2010

I notice that none of the photgraphs show the roof garden which seems like an important part of the design. the photo's that do show the roof space are carefully done to not show any of the roof itself (skylight picture, glass railing picture). my guess is that the garden was value engineered out. I hope that it get put back at a future time.

mima · February 23, 2010

great internal atrium and the green stairs-sculpture is just fantastic. the floorplan layout is simple and good. i'm just not so convinced with the facade design.

Adhitecture · February 23, 2010

The whole are looks cool..
But the green long stair is look scary..
Not good for height phobia.. the idea to put vibrant/light color on this have successfully bring it forward, but also make this stair looks better as accessories rather it's function..
"Nice to be see but not enough comfy.."

Oscar Morales B- · February 23, 2010

Abogando por la #Arquitectura con color http://digs.by/1TuC

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Graham Cowen · February 22, 2010

This is a fabulous, inspirational space! RT @HomeDecorNews Vitus Bering Innovation Park / C. F. Møller Architects http://bit.ly/aXZYKf

blackstone · February 22, 2010

while the facade is quite elegant, the spiral motif seems utterly gratuitous.

JW · February 22, 2010

nice building... but what's with the yellow section cut...

Architecture+Molding · February 22, 2010

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Jeremy Stanulis · February 22, 2010

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Home Decor News · February 22, 2010

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