KBP.EU: cleaning facilities centre
KBP.EU: cleaning facilities centre KBP.EU: cleaning facilities centre
oct 21, 2011

KBP.EU: cleaning facilities centre

‘cleaning facilities centre’ by KBP.EU, hauser plads, copenhagen, denmark images courtesy of KBP.EU

designed by KBP.EU, the ‘cleaning facilities centre’ in copenhagen, denmark is the result of a collaboration between danish practice polyform architects and dutch practice karres en brands landscape architecture and urban planning. positioned underground in heart of hauser plads, the building’s roof positioned at street level has been incised, creating a void to maximize the amount of natural light entering the recessed interior. placed a level below the plaza, the offices are enclosed with a curved glass wall which borders an open air courtyard in the shape of an amoeba.

from the garden

intended for 100 users, programmatic spaces include showers, changing rooms, a canteen, parking spaces and a garden which extends from the offices. serving as an outdoor work and break area, the courtyard is planted with colorful and textured vegetation providing changing scenery throughout each season. instead of a structure, a playground instead is placed within the public realm.

inside the office

inside the office

aerial view of hauser plads

aerial view of below grade construction

interior under construction

rendering of playground at hauser plads

site plan

aerial view of courtyard garden

floor plan / level -1


project info:

where: copenhagen, denmark client: københavns ejendomme when: 2009-2011 programme: office and parking size: 1.000 m2 total cost: 19 million danish crones – 2.55 million euros team: thomas kock, jonas sangberg, nikolaj frølund thomsen (polyform), bart brands, charlotte ernst, joost de natris (karres en brands) collaborators: oluf jørgensen ingeniører and ulrike brandi licht

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