The new office building of Energinet.dk in Ballerup is a low-energy building. The lowest energy class possible has been achieved exclusively by means of optimising the design and geometry. The building has an annual energy consumption of only 47,7 kWh/m2. Incorporating solar panels, ground water cooling and heat pumps in the project would further reduce the annual energy consumption to only 35 kWh/m2.
The new office building of Energinet.dk covers 4,000 m2. The simple architectural design has resulted in a flexible and easily comprehensible building consisting of three elements: meeting facilities on the ground floor, a uniting atrium and workstations on the top floor, which floats above the sloping landscape.
The atrium is identity-creating, open and active. A significant part of the environmental objective has been to ensure a high degree of flexibility. The open layout of the first floor as well as the light walls and simple, reusable elements will make it easy and problem-free to change the interior layout in the future.Location: Ballerup, Denmark Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
Gross floor area: 4,000 m2
Year of construction: 2010 – 2011
Type of assignment: First prize in competition
Turnkey Contractor: Dahl Entreprise A/S
Landscape Architects: Schul Landscape Architects
Engineers: Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund Consulting Engineers