International architecture firm C.F. Møller just won a competition to design the Copenhagen Business School's new urban campus, a project that they hope will be the "world's best city campus." Designed in collaboration with C.F. Møller Landscape, Transform, and Moe, the winning entry depicts an attractive, nature-filled campus centered on sustainable design features such as a recreational rainwater processing system. The 333,000-square-foot urban campus will be located in Copenhagen's Frederiksberg district and conveniently positioned above the old and new metro lines.
The master plan is organized around four distinct but connected urban spaces located along the path of the metro line. These spaces are diverse in character and range from the classical plazas located around the metro stations to informal recreational park that forms the green heart of the new campus. All of these urban spaces will be integrated into Copenhagen’s urban fabric and are open to public use. The campus’ new multifunctional and green-roofed buildings are densely clustered to minimize the building and carbon footprint, while maximizing the amount of useable urban space.
The architects designed the master plan to meet the criteria of the Green Building Council Denmark and made certain eco-friendly features the focal point of the campus’ recreational areas. “For us, this project is all about encompassing sustainability and creating integrated teaching, research and study environments in exciting combinations with external functions in the district, in terms of urban design and in the design of the new buildings,” says Julian Weyer, partner in C.F. Møller.
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