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Towering timber building design unveiled

Published on :Monday, November 29, 2021

Henning Larsen reveals plans to design “one of the largest contemporary wood structures” in Denmark.

The design of Marmormolen, a large timber building in Copenhagen.

The building, which is expected to be one of the largest contemporary wood structures in Denmark, features office, retail, and commercial facilities on the Nordhavn waterfront with a green plaza, rooftop gardens, promenades, and a waterfront park.

The proposal, called Marmormolen, is developed with a consulting engineering group Ramboll for the Danish pension fund, AP Pension.  The eight-storey building comprises stepped wooden volumes and combines office, retail, and public program on the popular Nordhavn waterfront.

“At the start of the new millennium, Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district was still a primarily industrial neighborhood – a far cry from the waterfront neighborhood it is today,” said Henning Larsen.

“In the years since, steady growth with an eye on innovation has helped the waterfront area to become a testing ground for prototypical concepts, from self-driving buses to buildings made of recycled bricks.”

Henning Larsen recently reveals one of the largest contemporary wooden building structures in Denmark.

“Today, it is imperative that architecture challenges our usual notion of structures and materials. The construction industry is a major emitter of CO2, and we therefore also have great opportunities to make things better,” said Søren Øllgaard,” Partner & Design Director at Henning Larsen.

“We’re excited to be working with AP Pension on a project that puts sustainability and sustainable strategies such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals first.”

Marmormolen offers an ideal spot for a large-scale concept for modern workspace enriched with urban life, shops, restaurants and public transportation close by.

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