Aqua Globe - Skanderborg

Expansion of administration building in green surroundings








Competition proposal


1,380 m²


Skanderborg Forsyningsvirksomhed A/S


Gråkjær A/S, DRIAS A/S

PLH has designed the expansion of Skanderborg Water Supply Plant, the main distributor of water to this region of Jutland.

The new extension expands the existing building with the simple dynamic design feature that provides closure toward the forest. The new building stretches across the sloping landscape to the banks of the creek and the path along the edge of the plant. The clean lines of the existing building have been carried over in the new extension and the transition between the two appears seamless.

The horizontal sun shields, which are a very distinctive element in the existing building, are again used as an architectural feature in the new administration building. Timber louvres on the façade, together with the hot spot, mark the building entrance and are clearly visible from the road.

Søren Mølbak
+ 45 2720 0591

Located in a densely forested area and neighbouring a lake, the expansion brings a new architectural expression into play by creating a homogenous exterior that links the plant to the surrounding natural landscape. The building concept is inspired by the movement of water and the area’s hilly terrain. With its rise toward the forest the building accentuates the landscape’s rolling movement toward the lake.