In 1985, PLH Arkitekter won 1st prize in an invited competition to design the Copenhagen Technical College for the Ballerup College of Engineering - now DTU Diplom. The building, covering 45,000 m2, was built in four stages from 1988 to 1996.
Approx. 3,000 students attend 17 different diploma engineering programs at the university. The vision behind the design was to gather all students under one roof and create coherence and cohesion across the programs. The result was a robust and flexible building that has been able to keep up with the times and the number of students. DTU Diplom was designed in such a flexible and forward-thinking manner that the university has not made any major alterations in its lifetime.
Ballerup Municipality’s Building Award
In 1997, the university received the Building Award from Ballerup Municipality,
“The Copenhagen University College of Engineering is awarded for its development plan, which in a distinguished way utilizes the site’s terrain and view potential. The buildings appear harmonious and varied and are shaped in a human-friendly scale of solid constructions and materials.”