Maersk Tower - a milestone for UCPH
The 75 meters high imposing copper tower, is UCPH’s new centre for world-class research and education in health sciences. Distinguishing itself as a global leader in health innovation, the University’s ambition is to offer the best premises for creating new ideas and finding new knowledge. Maersk Tower is a big milestone in this ambition.
Communities through borderless learning facilities
The core of the building is the research plazas on each floor, which provide social venues for researchers and students to meet and exchange ideas between their different areas of expertise. These open transitions break with traditional laboratory structures in order to create the best platforms for flexible and stimulating research forms and to encourage opportunities for interdisciplinary teamwork. Besides the spatial understanding of the learning environment, the Tower also contains three, ultramodern auditoriums, giving the students the best possible physical surroundings for learning.
With its sustainable campus park and opensquare, Maersk Tower also aims to contribute positively by linking UPCH with the surrounding neighbourhood and making it an important landmark not just for the University, but for the entire city.
“The keywords have been to create communities. We want to create communities, not only for the researchers, but also communities together with the rest of the city. The combination of those two – has been the very essence of our approach to this task”, as Mads Mandrup Hansen, Partner and arkitekt in C.F. Møller, explains.
Inviting Copenhagen for talks on the top
While the first 14 floors are for the University’s researchers and students, the top floor is open for everyone and gives access to one of the best views of Copenhagen.
Each month, the University invites the public to attend ‘Talks on the top’ - allowing the audience to get insight into the newest research at Maersk Tower. At these events, researchers have given talks on the relations between stress and health, how the conditions of our teeth can reveal the body’s overall health condition and how to keep our pets healthy by understanding their microbeams. The purpose of the top talks is to communicate ongoing research activities, share knowledge, create inspiration and values for citizens and improve health in general.
Behind the Maersk Tower
Designed by Danish architects at C.F. Møller in collaboration with Rambøll Consulting Engineers and SLA landscape architects. Take a virtual of the tower here.
The building is located at the centre of the Copenhagen Science City – one of the largest concentration of education and research institutions in Europe.
Get in touch with the research in the Tower
See who work on the various floors and what research we are engaging in here
Get a guided Tour of the Maersk Tower
The new building has generated great attention. We therefore invite Danish and international visitors to visit the building to experience its world-class facilities. Please book a tour here.
Climate and Sustainability
A range of energy-saving solutions have been implemented in the construction making Maersk Tower:
- The Tower contributes to UCPH’s own 2020 plan of cutting 50 percent off its total energy consumption, and 65 per cent of all CO2 emissions
- The window shutters function as movable climate shields, that automatically opens or closes according to direct sunlight
- The roof is fully covered with solar panels
- The building receives cold seawater from the harbour – like a climate-friendly district cooling system
- The main square in front of the bulding was designed to withstand future climate changes, including heavy showers
- The underground bicycle parking lot can accommodate 1000 bicycles as well as free pumps to fill air into bike tires if needed.