The Maersk Tower
C.F. Møller Architects
Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?
jacob Torp Hansen
Gross Floor Area
Reason(s) for inclusion
- Daylight Control
- Solar Control
- Natural Ventilation
The Maersk Tower
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København, Denmark
Description / Additional Information
Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project
The façade of the Tower is divided into a relief-like grid structure of storey-height copper-covered shutters. The shutters of the façade function as movable climate shields, that automatically opens or closes according to direct sunlight, ensuring direct heat gain in the laboratories is kept to an absolute minimum. At the same time the shutters provide a deep relief effect to the facade, breaking down the considerable scale of the Tower. In their expression, they also offer a sense of fineness and verticality.
Year completed (or major renovation)
Link(s) for more information
Energy Use Intensity (energy consumption per year)
- Curtain Wall
- Modular Facade
Main Cladding Material
Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)
- Single Skin Facade
- Box Window
- Outdoor Air Curtain
- Air Exhaust
- Dynamic Microlouvers
Is there natural ventilation through the facade?
Type of Ventilation Strategy
Relationship to Mechanical Systems
- Alternative (when natural vent is on mechanical is off)
Ventilation Operation Type
- BMS controlled with overrides
Ventilation Control Strategy
- Based on Indoor CO2 concentration
Is daylight simulation part of the design process?
Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?
Does the facade produce energy?
Does the facade have a dynamic U-value?