“The Biosphere” – DTU
An ambient Biosphere.
The new building for Life Science and Bioengineering is, with it’s 38.800 m², the largest project since the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was inaugurated in the 1960s. The building rises from the ground opening up into a warm wooden interior where the atmospheric atrium – the Biosphere – unites researchers from different institutes. Here daylight flow from large skylights – meeting the natural stone flooring of Offerdal quartzite and oak-clad boxes that almost float in mid-air. The flooring tiles has an antique brushed surface which “fits” the age of the stone itself: made by Scandinavian nature 650 millions of years ago.
Throughout the construction process – social, economic and environmental sustainability has been a main focus area.
In 2018 the Biosphere won the DETAIL Prize and in 2017 The Carpentry Award.
2000 m² Offerdal quartzite tiles, antique brushed surface 30 cm x rl, t: 12 mm.
1300 m² Offerdal quartzite paving, natural surface 30 cm x rl. t: 40-60 mm/20-30 mm.
400 m² Offerdal quartzite paving, natural surface in various special formats.