The proposal by Danish architecture firm Christensen & Co Architects for a research and educational Building on the campus of Technical University of Denmark is an iconic attractor.

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The architects seek to change the allure usual of research buildings. They arrive at that by imagining the building as a converging point where students, researchers and teachers will interact freely. As a result there are no “grey” areas. The interior is lit by natural light creating an inner oasis planted with trees.

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The use of trees is symbolic to an extent. Referring to different cultures, trees have served as a symbol of meaning in life, learning, wisdom and experience. The 22 trees planted in this inner oasis serve to not only filter the air but also create a natural diffused lighting.

For the exterior, the glass façade serves as a transparent skin, which fosters a visual flow between interior and exterior.The building is set to be a focal point on campus

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Project: Research and Educational Building for Technical University Denmark
Designed by Christensen & Co. Architects + Rørbæk & Møller Architects
Client: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
Area: 40 000 m2
Location: Lyngby, Denmark

By Hassan Mohammed Yakubu

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