3XN - Deloitte Headquarters in Copenhagen Print
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The Deloitte Headquarters is Denmark’s largest open office building. Designed by 3XN, it is situated opposite the recreational area of Stadsgraven waters by Langebro, close to city, Ørestad and the Metro.

A common urban masterplan controls three buildings, of which Deloitte is the largest. They present themselves as solitary volumes on the edge between land and water.


Green hanging gardens are cut into the building volume. They create oases for small breaks and open up to the daylight.

The openings prolong the outer perimeter and enable all office areas to be placed along the facades with panoramic views and fresh air. The facades are made of double glass elements. This makes way for natural ventilation and a protected place for sunshade blinds.

The office areas and the central atrium compose one large room. The result is a transparent organization with a high degree of informal knowledge sharing. The atrium constitutes the frame to one large piece of art called ‘77’and composed of light by Steven Scott. The stairs and bridges crossing the atrium display, at their bottom, fields of lights with varying widths that are constantly changing colors in a long cycle that avoids repetition for several years.


The office areas are largely created as open landscapes, but numerous back-up rooms such as study cells and meeting rooms are at all levels, allowing for withdrawal and silent contemplation.

Several extraordinary facilities are to be found around in the building, for instance a fitness room, a bar lounge and a circular roof terrace, cut into the penthouse floor. Below ground there are two levels of parking, the lower being an automatic parking device with lifts.


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3XN is a Danish architecture firm with half of their competitions won Internationally. They are now working on innovative projects for instance the Museum of Liverpool, the new musichouse in Amsterdam and the new Ørestad College.

About Kim Herforth Nielsen: Architect  MAA RIBA Kim Herforth Nielsen, founder of 3XN, is Principal Architect.  Kim Herforth Nielsen holds full architectural responsibility for all 3XN products from original concept to turnkey building. Kim has been a main driving force in 3XN's 20 years of history, with  projects like the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin; the Architects' Building in Copenhagen, the Music Building in Amsterdam, Ørestad College and the upcoming Museum of  Liverpool in his port folio. Kim is honoured with the Danish Knight's Cross and the Eckersberg Medaille. He is judge in the Danish Architectural Association's competitions, sat in the AR  Emerging Architects Award 2006 jury and is a frequent lecturer at architects' schools, universities etc. world wide.

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