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.
Copenhagen Business School in Frederiksberg, Denmark by C.F. Møller
December 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: C.F. Møller
Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg Municipality, Metroselskabet and Realdania have announced that the C.F. Møller entry has won the contest to design the upcoming extension of CBS.
C.F. Møller Architects and C.F. Møller Landscape, working with Transform and Moe, have won the contest to design the new urban campus for Copenhagen Business School, CBS. The project aims to create the world’s best city campus.
The master plan is intended to give CBS’ surroundings and the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen yet another facelift. The project creates a new and attractive campus, comprising teaching facilities, green areas, and interesting and inspiring urban spaces.
“For us, this project is all about encompassing sustainability and creating integrated teaching, research and study environments in exciting combinations with external functions in the district, in terms of urban design and in the design of the new buildings, which cover an area of 31,000 m2,” says Julian Weyer, partner in C.F. Møller.
Heart beating for business
The new CBS master plan focuses on preserving and strengthening the essential qualities of the present university area, primarily expressed as a green campus with landscape features, such as the Rambla and Solbjerg Plads plaza, which forge the campus’ identity, in tandem with individual buildings of high architectural quality. The design team worked systematically to create the ideal foundation for a world-class campus.
“One of the visions for the new CBS is that, in terms of size and influence, the university should become a symbol for how Denmark and the Western world wishes to develop in the future. The university campus must be intelligent, compact, creative, heterogeneous, individual and have strong cohesion with the city and urban society,” explains Julian Weyer.
Urban intensity and inspiration
We have upgraded these elements so that they become assets rather than necessary evils,” says Julian Weyer, who emphasises that the new buildings will have focus on sustainability.
C.F. Møller’s master plan applies the DGNB (Green Building Council Denmark) criteria and therefore meets CBS’ expectations regarding sustainability. DGNB’s financial and environmental criteria are applied, for example, the project uses recreational rainwater processing methods. The project also accommodates the social criteria, explains Julian Weyer, who emphasises that the new CBS campus is for the use not only of students and university employees.
Contact C.F. Møller