PLH Arkitekter awarded big UNICEF project in Nordhavn, Copenhagen

PLH Arkitekter has been awarded the assignment of designing Campus 4 — Unicef Supply Division's future facilities in Nordhavn, Copenhagen — in agreement with By & Havn. The project team consists of PLH as consultant in close collaboration with NIRAS, SLETH, and Frost Larsen. Construction of Campus 4 is expected to be finished by 2027.

Since 2010, UNICEF Supply Division has operated their Global Supply and Logistics Hub(pictured) in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district. However, UNICEF's activities have expanded considerably since they first moved in, prompting the need for new, bigger facilities. The current hub is already the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world, shipping out most of the organization's aid.

Campus 4 will ensure that UNICEF continues to have the needed capacity in the future. The project includes the construction of a low bay warehouse and two fully automated high bay warehouses. A new administration building, visitors center, and conference facilities are also to be constructed. The administration building will have an area of around 16.000 m2, and the total warehouse area is set to be around 48.000 m2.

There has been significant interest in the project, and PLH Arkitekter was chosen from a strong field consisting of several prominent studios.

The project becomes part of the lineup of buildings in Nordhavn designed by PLH, which already encompasses DFDS' headquarters, the office building on Marmormolen, and the upcoming headquarters for Nykredit and AP Pension on Svanemølleholm.