The University of Copenhagen has gained 42,700 new square metres with the opening of Maersk Tower. With its innovative architecture, the tower will become an important hub for Danish health and medical research, and its modern new teaching facilities will give new life to the student environment at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
"The inauguration of Maersk Tower is a milestone for health and medical sciences research at the University of Copenhagen. The new tower will enable our researchers to create new knowledge using highly-specialised laboratory facilities, and our students will benefit from hypermodern auditoriums and communal areas. Maersk Tower will create the best conditions for research and education at top international level, and will also be of decisive importance to people's health in the future," says Dean Ulla Wewer from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
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A building for every aspect of research
A key idea behind Maersk Tower's architecture is to give researchers and students the best possible basis to create and gain new knowledge. The focus is on an open framework that encourages dialogue and cross-disciplinary cooperation. Another key objective has been to create ultra-modern laboratory facilities, so that research can be based on the latest technologies and the most up-to-date solutions.
Most of Maersk Tower is devoted to advanced research. The building is therefore designed to be completely stable. The building's core is cast in situ, so that the vibrations from the city's life do not disturb research. The building is also one of Denmark's most energy-efficient laboratory buildings, and reuses waste energy, with climate-friendly remote cooling, reuse of rainwater for sanitary purposes and irrigation, and the establishment of 1,500-m2 solar cells.
The building is designed by C.F. Møller and its sculptural, architectural expression makes it a new landmark in Copenhagen Science City.
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