DR Byen / Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Dr byen / gottlieb paludan architects
© Jens Lindhe

The extensive DR Byen complex, which is the headquarters of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), was developed according to a master plan in four segments with four different functions. The segments were designed by different architects, and Segment 3 was designed by Gottlieb Paludan Architects and NOBEL arkitekter, having submitted the winning entry in an invited design competition.

Dr byen / gottlieb paludan architects
© Michael Stabell

Segment 3 houses the DR administration, joint meeting facilities, the ‘P4 København’ radio channel as well as a production kitchen and the staff canteen. In addition, the building accommodates the entire organization’s goods-in department and waste handling. Segment 3 is structured as a composition of building, glass façade and internal garden courtyards. The glass façade is shaped like a massive external screen, simplifying the visual identity of the Segment and strengthening its connection with the other Segments.

Dr byen / gottlieb paludan architects
© Jens Lindhe

The external screen provides a number of user-related, climatic and maintenance benefits, and the courtyards behind the screen make a positive contribution to the climate strategy of the building, including mechanically supported natural ventilation, to name but one inventive design feature. The courtyards are not entirely enclosed, and the plants and temperatures are therefore affected by the seasons. The glass façade and a light glass roof shelter the courtyards against the elements and create comfortable semi-protected outdoor spaces that extend the summer season for DR employees.

Dr byen / gottlieb paludan architects
© Jens Lindhe

The three open office floors are organized around a central atrium with skylight and garden courtyards. Thus, all workstations are positioned close to the façades and natural daylight, and an attractive and flexible working environment plays a key role in creating a well-functioning organization.

Dr byen / gottlieb paludan architects
© Jens Lindhe

This full-service consultancy project was completed in cooperation with NOBEL arkitekter and Rambøll as sub-consultants and in close dialogue with DR’s client organization and user groups. The project also included environmentally sound planning and design as well as general financial analyses of potential construction proposals.

Project Details:

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Type: Offices
Area: 15.000 m2
Year: 2006
Architects: Gottlieb Paludan Architects in collaboration with NOBEL arkitekter and Rambøll
Client: Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR)
Photos: Jens Lindhe and Michael Stabell

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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