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The Maersk Tower

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Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Principal Use

Institutional

Design Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?

jacob Torp Hansen

Gross Floor Area

42,700 m2

459,623 ft2

Reason(s) for inclusion

  • Daylight Control
  • Solar Control
  • Natural Ventilation

Building Name

The Maersk Tower

Address

Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København, Denmark

Description / Additional Information

Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project

Project Narrative

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.

General Information

Year completed (or major renovation)

2017

Construction Cost

237,000,000

Climate Zone

Temperate

Design Features

Energy Performance

Energy Use Intensity (energy consumption per year)

40 kWh/m2/year

431 kBtu/ft2/year

Construction Type

Construction Type

  • Curtain Wall
  • Modular Facade

Main Cladding Material

  • Glass

Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)

0.4

Skin Type

Skin Type

  • Single Skin Facade

Geometrical configuration

  • Box Window

Ventilation type

  • Outdoor Air Curtain
  • Air Exhaust

Solar Shading

Glazing-integrated shading

  • Dynamic Microlouvers

Ventilation

Is there natural ventilation through the facade?

Yes

Type of Ventilation Strategy

  • Single-sided

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

Daylight

Is daylight simulation part of the design process?

No

Noise

Embodied Carbon

Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?

No

Energy Generation

Does the facade produce energy?

No

Insulation

Does the facade have a dynamic U-value?

No

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