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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Danfoss Universe in Nordborg, Denmark by J. MAYER H. Architects designed using ArchiCAD, MAYA and Rhino

March 22nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The new buildings rise up from the ground and provide spaces which articulate the fusion of outdoor landscape and indoor exhibition. This active ground modulates according to program and location in the park. The endpoints of the buildings blur the line between building and park by offering inside-out spaces as display areas and projection surfaces related to the temporary exhibitions inside. Silhouettes, as groups of land formations, define the unique newly programmed horizon line of Danfoss Universe.

View of the Curiosity Center

  • Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Name of the project: Danfoss Universe
  • Location: Nordborg, Denmark
  • Client: Danfoss Universe, Nordborg, Denmark
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Thorsten Blatter, Andre Santer, Alessandra Raponi
  • Architect on Site: Hallen & Nordby
  • Technical consultants: Carl Bro
  • Function: Extension of Danfoss Universe Science Park,
  • Additional buildings: Curiosity Center and Cafeteria
  • Building area: Cafeteria.- 500 qm, Curiosity Center – 1200 qm
  • Number of floors: Cafeteria – 1, Curiosity Center – 2
  • Size of the buildings (Length/Heights/Width): Cafeteria 46/10/11m, Curiosity Center 72/17,5/16m
  • Structure: Steel construciton covered with corrugated sheetmatel
  • Principal Exterior: Alucobond, colours – Champagne metallic and bronze metallic
  • Principal interior material: Dry Walls, Curiosity Center – Ceiling – black painted corrugated sheetmatel, Cafeteria – Ceiling – Silver painted corrugated sheetmatel
  • Roof: Corrugated sheetmatel coverd with tar-bitumen roof sheeting
  • Exhibition: „Bitland“,  Science Exhibition for kids
  • Designing period: 2005-2006
  • Construction period: 2006-2007
  • Completion: May 2007
  • Photographer: J. MAYER H.
  • Cost: 3 Mio Euro
  • Model: Werk5, Berlin
  • Software: ArchiCAD, MAYA and Rhino

View of the Curiosity Center

Danfoss Universe is a science park in Denmark, embedded in the agricultural landscape of Nordborg next to the founder’s home and the Danfoss HQ. It opened in May 2005 and is already enlarging due to its considerable success. The masterplan for Danfoss Universe Phase 2 includes an exhibition building (Curiosity.Center) and a restaurant (Food.Factory) which extends the summer based outdoor park into the winter months by enclosing spaces for exhibitions and scientific experiments.

Curiosity Center, Detail Main Entrance

Curiosity Center, Detail Windows

Side-View of the Cafeteria with Main-Entrance

Front-View of the Cafeteria

View of the Cafeteria

Curiosity Center, Detail Main Entrance

Side-View of the Cafeteria with Main-Entrance

Bitland, Exhibition inside the Curiosity Center

Stairways inside the Curiosity Center

Bitland, Exhibition inside the Curiosity Center

Front-View of the Shape of the Curiosity Center

Front-View of the Shape of the Curiosity Center

Curiosity Center, Auditorium

Model 05

Model 03

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Categories: ArchiCAD, Maya, Rhino, Science Park

One Response to “Danfoss Universe in Nordborg, Denmark by J. MAYER H. Architects designed using ArchiCAD, MAYA and Rhino”

  1. Probably one of the best looking buildings I’ve seen this decade!

    Just looks like a great building to be around and inside, it will bring a smile to the face of many public users which in my opinion is the most important thing about architecture – making people happy!

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