Scandinavian heavyweight CF Møller has completed this cor-ten covered natural gas plant in Egtved, Denmark
The plant, which consists of four compressor units and service buildings, acts as the central intersection of the gas pipeline connections that run north-south from Germany and east-west to Sweden.
Designed as an ‘architectural feature in the open landscape’, the cor-ten clad service buildings, which house an emergency generator and storage room are arranged to provide visual and safety screening for the compression units.
Engineer Niras A/S
Architect C. F. Møller Architects
Landscape C. F. Møller Architects
Size 4,600 m² new-built and 20,000 m² compressor station
Julian Weyer, partner, CF Møller
Even though the buildings are primarily created to house technical installations, they were designed for people: it is the needs of the users that have been instrumental in the design - and the ambition that the plant would be nothing like a traditional industrial building with scattered installations, but rather perceived as an integral part of the surrounding landscape and local environment.
It is an area of architecture which by nature - as our common infrastructure - plays a part in everyone’s life, yet is often largely overlooked or perceived as a negative thing. Paradoxically, that gives a lot of room for making a difference via good design.