Tying together the University of Copenhagen's various faculties, research facilities and laboratories as well as improving integration with the city and businesses in the area is the aim for the development of the Campus North area.
A comprehensive network of bicycle paths and greenery
Ramboll assisted the winning proposal from COBE architects with comprehensive services within infrastructure, environment, sustainability and buildings. The result was a basic design concept for creating a comprehensive network of bicycle paths between already existing small and large recreational areas, rather than creating new recreational areas.
So-called knowledge hot spots such as cafés and exhibition areas were also suggested to improve the integration with the local community and ensure collaboration. In addition to COBE and Ramboll, the project team consisted of DS Landscape Architects, Asplan Viak Engineer, Architect Kerstin Höger and Copenhagen Capacity.
Creating a knowledge environment for international standards
To become a vibrant hotspot for natural sciences is the ambitious development plan for the University of Copenhagen’s Northern Campus area. During 2010, three international idea competitions were launched to find the advisors with the best proposals for the new science district. Ramboll succeeded in developing the winning formula for all three competitions.
“The proposal for the first project, the Niels Bohr Science Park, benefited from the close cooperation in the consultancy team. We worked together in an atmosphere of confidence and mutual respect, which made it possible to challenge and inspire each other across disciplines and companies. It was collaboration in the true sense of the word, resulting in the creation of a winning formula out of chaos,” says Bjarke Curtz Jansen, team captain of the winning team behind the suggestion for the Niels Bohr Science Park.
This collaboration concept was used in the following project proposals, and in the end led to the suggestion for the new Panum Institute being named by the jury as “the most convincing and supreme suggestion for an extension in the competition”.