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  Newsletter | April 2013  
24.04.2013
 
  Contents
Headquarters for Microsoft to form part of attractive urban district
Film about new landmark research facility
Harpa wins international award
New research will improve urban spaces
Largest development project in Denmark
Newsletter is back
 
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  Headquarters for Microsoft to form part of attractive urban district  
  A new urban district in the heart of Lyngby north of Copenhagen will connect knowledge-intensive businesses to urban life and the local study community. In addition to Microsoft's headquarters, the new green urban district will comprise student residences for research students from the Technical University of Denmark as well as retail facilities.

The project is developed by Danica Pension in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects, COWI and Alectia.

Microsoft’s new headquarters forms part of the organisation’s overall vision to create the workplace of the future - where employees are supported in their different ways of thinking, working and collaborating through a flexible interior layout, based on state-of-the-art technologies.

With the new headquarters, Microsoft consolidates its activities and employees from its two companies in Denmark. The headquarters will be the workplace of 900 employees and will be a showcase for new ways of working, attracting businesses from Denmark and abroad who wish to gain inspiration for creating the workplace of the future.

Microsoft expects between 25,000 and 30,000 business visits a year. The headquarters will also be open to the general public and will offer an open cafe featuring technological facilities available to everyone as well as a study area for students from the surrounding educational institutions.

The project marks an important step in the realisation of the municipality’s visions for making Lyngby one of the leading university cities and centres of knowledge and creativity in Northern Europe.

Mayor Søren P. Rasmussen says: “The project reflects an interesting urban development strategy where knowledge-intensive businesses are connected to urban life and the local study community. In addition, the building will create a lot of new jobs and provide a welcoming, dynamic urban space where city centre and green areas meet.”

The new buildings will be located on a 16,350 m2 plot and will cover a total of 40,000 m2. The first sod is expected to be cut already later in 2013.

  
 
 



Film about new landmark research facility
In February, Henning Larsen Architects, COBE and SLA won the international design competition for the European Spallation Source (ESS), in Lund, Sweden.
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Harpa wins international award
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre has won the Jury’s Award in the +Light category at the Architizer A+ Awards 2013. The project won for its use of light as an architectural element.
Read more at www.henninglarsen.com
  
 
 



New research will improve urban spaces
Henning Larsen Architects has launched a new research project in association with the Department of Civil Engineering at DTU, the Technical University of Denmark. The research will focus on how building masses affect the surrounding environment.
Read more at www.henninglarsen.com
  
 
 



Largest development project in Denmark
Vinge is a new city to be developed north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The masterplan for Vinge revolves around sustainability and covers 350 hectares. 10,000 people will live in Vinge when it is fully developed.
Read more at www.henninglarsen.com
  
 
 



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