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Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency

Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency
Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
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The Danish Building & Property Agency has selected Arkitema Architects to design a new office building to house four government agencies: Banedanmark, The Danish Transport Authority, The Danish Road Directorate and the Danish Energy Agency. The 43,000 square metre office building is named "Nexus," a word which "comes from Latin and means linkage, centre and connection," according to Glenn Elmbæk, partner at Arkitema Architects. "And that is exactly what we want to create for The Danish Building & Property Agency - a connection between people in their work lives, between knowledge and between the four government agencies."

More on the design after the break

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Located in a prominent position on Copenhagen's Kalveboderne Quay West, the building forms a striking landmark and gateway to central Copenhagen, visible to both drivers along Kalveboderne Quay and to people arriving by train.

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Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

The ground floor of the building is dedicated to the building's communal functions, housing the canteen, café, meeting rooms, training centre and service centre around the reception, which acts as a focal point within the complex. The building is bisected by a "green street" to offer a pleasant environment for staff to enjoy at lunchtimes and in breaks.

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Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

The external facades are composed of brick, but the facades facing the green street are primarily glass. These inward-facing facades step back on the upper floors, increasing the sense of openness within the green street. Above, walkways connect the upper floors of the building to enhance the logistical connections within the office complex.

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Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carsten Niebuhrs Gade, København V, Denmark
  • Landscape

    Arkitema Urban Design
  • Engineer

    MOE
  • Construction

    A. Enggaard, PPP operator
  • Client

    The Danish Building & Property Agency
  • Area

    43000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency" 24 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/561067/arkitema-architects-selected-to-design-new-offices-for-danish-government-agency/> ISSN 0719-8884
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