An Expression of Subtle Strength

Local Considerations
A good urban environment is created through a mix of housing, business and institutions – and then through considerate architecture that pays attention its surroundings. Thus, we decided to design a building which had characteristics of subtle strength, yet not overly showy or ostentatious, explains architect and CEO of 3XN, Bo Boje Larsen.

To make the building seem smaller Bo Boje Larsen chose to give it the shape of a cloverleaf. Inside, this results in three light atriums, each one being the focal point for the surrounding open office spaces. The atriums are stylistically similar, but not identical, making orientation logical and easy. Footbridges across the atriums are not only aesthetically playful, but also are the quickest route through the building.

Inviting, yet Discrete
Confidentiality is important for the clients of KPMG and that requires architecture which builds in discretion and security, while still retaining an atmosphere which is inviting. At the ground level this challenge has been met by a metallic green installation dispersing itself like an inner landscape. These installations are concealed meeting rooms offering the utmost in discretion, while the exterior landscape is used for the reception and café. Artwork has been etched on the glass walls as a translucent shield to the meeting rooms. In the basement parking, photo art gives guests and employees a cheerful welcome.

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