Government Office Hub, Odense Building, Timber Construciton Denmark, Architect, Images, Project News

Government Office Hub in Odense

1 Jul 2021

Location: Odense, Fyn, Denmark

Architects: Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

Government Office Hub Odense
image © Studio Aesthetica

Government Office Hub Odense

The Danish Building and Property Agency has awarded the turnkey contract for the construction of a future Government Office Hub in Odense. The building’s load-bearing construction will be built in timber and are designed by C.F. Møller Architects.

Government Office Hub Odense
drawing © C. F. Møller

Timber buildings play a major role in minimising greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector.

In new buildings, the energy and carbon emissions stemming from producing the construction materials (often called ’embodied carbon’) is often more than that from heating the building for 50 years.

Government Office Hub Odense
picture © Studio Aesthetica

When we replace concrete and steel with timber in the loadbearing construction, it is possible to reduce the embodied carbon of buildings by between 30-50%.

The use of timber in buildings also works as a carbon sink, storing carbon from the atmosphere for the lifespan of the building, and thus contributing further to reduce the concentration of green-house gases in the atmosphere. Every cubic metre of timber built in the building will store 750kg carbon from the atmosphere.

Government Office Hub Odense
render © Studio Aesthetica

Timber buildings are typically lighter and quicker to build than concrete buildings. Norwegian data* shows that construction times can be reduced by 20%, leading to lower running costs for the construction site, and building users can move in sooner.

The loadbearing constructions of timber buildings typically weigh 30-45% less than concrete build-ings. This means that there will be the need for fewer heavy goods vehicles transporting the con-struction materials through the city to the construction site.

Government Office Hub Odense
image © Studio Aesthetica

Norwegian data has also shown improved health and safety on timber construction sites, with 50% fewer sick days, less dust and noise, greater tidiness and more well-being, when compared to traditional concrete construction sites.

Government Office Hub Odense
image © C. F. Møller

Building images: Studio Aesthetica and C. F. Møller

Government Office Hub, Odense images / information from Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller – Danish architects practice

Location: Odense, Fyn, Denmark, northern Europe

Architecture in Denmark

Danish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Recent Danish buildings by C. F. Møller:

Mascot International, Pårup, western suburb of Odense, Fyn
Mascot International Pårup, Denmark building
photo : Martin Schubert
Mascot International Pårup

The New LEGO Group Campus, Billund, Jutland
Lego Group Campus Billund
photograph © 2019 Adam Mørk
The New LEGO Group Campus in Billund

Another Danish building design by C. F. Møller:

Advice House, Lysholt Park, Vejle
Advice House Vejle, Lysholt Park Denmark
photo : Julian Weyer
Advice House Denmark

Danish Architecture – Selection:

Cold War Museum at Nordjyllands Historiske Museum, Røde Møllevej 22, Skørping, Rold Forest, Jutland
Design: AART architects with SLA, Niras and Thøgersen & Stouby
Cold War Museum Rold Forest Jutland - Denmark Architecture News
image courtesy of architects office
The Danish Cold War Museum in Rold Forest, Jutland

Natural Science Center in Denmark
Design: NORD Architects

Hedorf Kollegium
Design: KHR arkitekter

Danish Architect Offices – architectural practice listings on e-architect

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