With the first phase of the Copenhagen Towers project in the Ørestad district of the Danish capital Copenhagen nearing completion, the two brothers behind the project – Ib Henrik and Torben Rønje – are ready to get the DKK 1bn (USD 200m) second phase of the project under way, reports financial daily newspaper Børsen.
"We will market the whole central area of Ørestad under the name Copenhagen Business District. Signs will be set up along the motorway to advertise that there are two hotels in the area," says Ib Henrik Rønje, referring to the Crowne Plaza Hotel which is part of the Copenhagen Towers project, and the nearby Cab-Inn Hotel, designed by Daniel Libeskind.
The second phase of Copenhagen Towers, which is being designed by the Foster + Partners and Dissing + Weitling, is principally aimed at companies who want the exclusive and modern profile, including its impressive energy-saving and efficiency perspectives, that the Copenhagen Towers address offers.
Copenhagen Towers phase 1, which is to open in a few weeks, will feature not only the largest integrated solar panel system in Denmark but also the largest groundwater cooling plant. The 2,500 integrated solar panels will generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 35 family homes, providing significant energy savings as well as substantially reducing CO2 emissions. The groundwater cooling plant will power an ultra-modern air conditioning system for the entire complex, delivering energy savings of 88% compared to conventional cooling plants
The design meets EU Green Building as well as Danish Low Energy Class II requirements.