Denmark's largest agribusiness companies DLG is reorganising and moving their headquarters from Axelborg in central Copenhagen to Fredericia – closer to their customers. Here, PLH Arkitekter have designed a new office building for 300 employees, placed in picturesque surroundings. The building is 7,500 m2 and beautifully positioned with views of the Lillebælt strait between the island of Funen and the Jutland peninsula.
In harmony with nature
As they cross the Lillebælt Bridge towards Fredericia, travellers will notice a characterful building that divides into three wings. These three wings stretch out into the landscape, dissolving the large building volume. Upon arrival at the main entrance, visitors are greeted by a large open glass entrance signalling a modern and transparent company. The facades have a simple, modern expression, with light materials, horizontal bands of windows creating a calm, unified composition. The high gable ends of the building offer a simple and easily recognisable motif, while the soft curving plan geometry communicates with the landscape and adds a modern twist to the more traditional design language. A sedum roof, robust bricks and a welcoming appearance signal a modern and humane company in balance with nature.