Architecture and background

The architecture of the Maersk Tower is based on an idea of creating communities – between researchers, students and the city. The Maersk Tower – with its 3,300 copper shutters and relief-like expression, state-of-the-art research facilities and inviting campus park - serves to open the university towards the local area in a beautifully designed and varied green urban space.


Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2019

News article from Dagens Byggeri (in Danish)

The Chicago Athenaeum: The International Architecture Award for 2018

August 2018
News article from The C.F.Møller Instagram Account

ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture Selection

August 2018
Category: Architecture with distinction
News article from C.F. Møller and Forbundet Arkitekter og Designere

Sustainable Campus Excellence Award

June 2018
Category: Building and innovative infrastructure
News article from C.F. Møller

The municipality of Copenhagen rewards the Maersk Tower

May 2018
News article from C.F. Møller

MIPIM 2018 Award

March 2018
Category: Best Healthcare Development
News article from C.F. Møller and MIPIM Awards 

Scandinavia Green Roof Award

December 2017
News article from Scandinavian Green Roof, State of Green.

The society for the embellishment of the capital (Foreningen Hovedstadens Forskønnelse)

December 2017
News article from C.F. Møller

World Architecture Festival

November 2017
Category: Higher Education & Research
News article from C.F. Møller

European Copper in Architecture Award

November 2017
News article from C.F. Møller







The campus park and Copenhagen Science City

With its inviting, sustainable campus park and open square facing Blegdamsvej, the Maersk Tower is fully integrated with the surrounding neighbourhood. Like the rest of Panum the building is located at the centre of the Copenhagen Science City – one of the largest concentration of education and research institutions in Europe.

A campus park open to everyone 

From Blegdamsvej you enter the Maersk Tower and the campus park via the front square with a sloping green area, benches and common areas. Here the university opens up towards the local area in a beautifully designed and varied, green urban space. The campus park is open to everyone and offers both outdoor study and common areas for staff and students and new, green outdoor experiences for the citizens of Nørrebro. The green areas and connections across the area invite neighbours and citizens to sit down or pass through – on foot or bicycle. 

The Maersk Tower and the campus park are part of a plan for the local area. To avoid increasing the amount of traffic in the already heavily trafficked area, focus has been on strengthening bicycling and public transport. All outdoor parking spaces at Panum have been removed, and the basement car parking at Panum has been restructured to make room for more cars. 

A new landmark in Copenhagen Science City 

Copenhagen Science City is a network connecting legislature, academia and the business community in Copenhagen. It houses one of Europe’s largest concentrations of education and research in the fields of medicine, health sciences and natural sciences, including information- and communication technology.

Education, research and applied science

Copenhagen Science City houses some 200 businesses based on science and health research. Many take advantage of the invitation to collaborate with the 30,000 students and academic employees at the University of Copenhagen (the SCIENCE and Health and Medical Sciences faculties), the University Hospital Rigshospitalet and the Metropolitan University College.

The road to entrepreneurship is short for researchers and students in Copenhagen Science City. They can walk straight from the best labs in the world to business incubators and innovation hubs, where they get professional support for testing and developing their business ideas.

Businesses are attracted by the opportunity to recruit the right people and to access the best science. The Greater Copenhagen Area has a documented investment potential within at least 12 different areas of high-quality research. Among these are diabetes, nanoscience and the quantum computers of the future.

Business development

In the area bordering Copenhagen Science City there is a high concentration of established businesses and available commercial tenancies, including office hotels: