Size/ 24,000 m²
Competition/ 1998, 1st prize in restricted international competition
Status/ Completed in 2001
Landscape architect/ GHB Landscape
Engineer/ Carl Bro
Interior design/ shldesign
Awards/ 2002, FX International Interior Design Award in the category Best Office Building/ 2001, The Architecture Prize of the Municipality of Copenhagen
The design for the headquarters of Nykredit, one of Denmark’s leading mortgage banks, is conceived as a transparent cube, providing clear visual connections with Copenhagen harbour. The ten-storey glass structure is one of the cities largest office buildings featuring a dramatic atrium flooded with natural light and linking to all levels. Despite its vast glass façades, thermal load is reduced by using the water from the nearby harbour to cool the building, whilst the double layer façade is designed with sections that can be opened for natural ventilation.