One of the largest contemporary wood structures in Denmark
Marmormolen: Facade engineering advice to the main contractor, Pihl & Søn A/S, for the largest high-performance timber building in Denmark. This pioneering, sustainable, mixed-use development was designed by Henning Larsen Architects for the Danish pension fund, AP Pension.
Pihl & Søn A/S
28,000 sq. m
Marmormolen, a remarkable waterfront development in Copenhagen, Denmark. The mixed-use commercial development measures approximately 28,000-square metres and its primary structure is being constructed entirely using timber. It comprises a collection of rectangular cubes that differ in height, rising and falling in response to the site's surroundings. At its highest, closest to busy streets and train tracks, the building will rise to its full eight storeys. From here, it will gradually fall to three storeys, as it tapers down to a nearby residential area on the opposite side of the site. Marmormolen was designed for Danish pension fund AP Pension and will be built in Copenhagen's Nordhavn district. According to Henning Larsen, which designed it together with Ramboll, it will be one of the largest contemporary wood structures in the country.
Marmormolen is currently being built by the Main Contractor, Pihl. The facade comprises two main unitised types. One has a traditional construction of aluminium structure and the other is made primarily from timber. The performance requirements for the facade are demanding, including an overall average U-value of 0.46 W/m2K, creating a highly insulated envelope. The combined operational carbon saving and embodied carbon benefits through the extensive use of timber make this a highly sustainable building.
Henriksen Studio is proud to have supported Pihl with expert facade engineering input in the capacity of client advisor to help realise this pioneering and high-profile project in Copenhagen. It demonstrates the realisation of truly sustainable design and offers a leading example of how to meet the challenge of delivering Net Zero carbon buildings.