Construction starts on OMA’s Danish architecture centre
Work has started on OMA’s 27,000m² mixed-use headquarters for the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen
Due for completion in early 2017, the competition-winning ‘Bryghusprojektet’ scheme straddles a ring road on the site of a former harbourside brewery.
Alongside the organisation’s new headquarters, the project includes a café, restaurant, housing, offices, a car park and a playground.
Ellen van Loon, partner-in-charge, OMA
Instead of stacking a mixed-use program in a traditional way, we positioned the DAC in the centre of the volume, surrounded by and embedded within its objects of study: housing, offices and parking.
The urban routes reach into the heart of the building and create a broad range of interactions between the different program parts and the urban environment.
Gross internal area 27,000m²
Client Realdania Byg
Engineering Arup, Cowi
Cost & risk management Davis Langdon
Local architect C. F. Møller
Façade Arup Façade Engineering
Landscape Kragh & Berglund
Lighting design Ducks Scéno
Scenography Ducks Scéno
Carpark consultant Alectia