Ideal location on Marmormolen, close to DFDS’ own terminal area
The new headquarters for DFDS is placed on ’The Marble Pier’ in The Copenhagen harbour, situated on the edge of the city and the harbour, and with a view over the Olso Ferry. The office building creates balance on the pier – with a visual context and connection between the new building and its neighbours: The striking white UN building and The Marble City. The location right across from DFDS’ own terminal area next to the entry and exit of the Olso Ferry – and, with a view over the city, the sky and the ocean, is ideal for DFDS and strengthens the maritime identity of the shipping company. The ground floor contains a café with outdoor areas. Around the café, in the front end of the building facing the ocean, the facade of the office building is transparent creating an open and inviting atmosphere.
Inspiration from the world of DFDS
The maritime world of DFDS has been an inspirational source of the architectural concept, the location on the pier and the placement of the functions inside the building where the more exciting and outwardly directed functions are placed in the upper part of the building with a great view. The elongated building is placed on the dock with a view over DFDS’ own ferry terminal, and a light zigzag in the layout of the building creates a wavy architectural expression forming the illusion of a moving building. Rooftop terraces in the gable of the two top floors give employees and visitors an amazing view over the water.
Søren Mølbak, CEO and partner, Architect MAA
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