An energy efficient science tower designed by C. F. Moller Architects will be constructed within the University of Copenhagen’s Panum Complex. This sustainable design will feature an impressive vertical atrium.
The new project will host a major laboratory and will act as a public venue that helps integrate the University with the community.
The tower to be situated in the heart of the city is likely to increase density while connecting the complex to the university, city, and nearby businesses.
A large indoor plaza will act as the nexus between the science tower and other structures of the entire center, thereby becoming the connecting terminal.
The public spaces are conceived as a vertical design along with the plaza. It comprises a huge atrium that scales the center of the 16-story building with a café and large open area at top.
The design also comprises many large draft hoods to reduce indoor air contamination, thus they use up a lot of energy to maintain the indoor temperature. It satisfies the need of large amounts of fresh air inside the science laboratories.
The tower also has an advanced HVAC system that captures most of the energy in the outgoing air and transfers it to the incoming air. The other green elements of the design include green roof and daylighting facilities.