DaimlerChrysler’s Domicile

Well-oiled base with great layout and plentiful inflow of light

Dissing+Weitling, Daimlerchrysler, exterior

Dissing+Weitling designed the Danish-Swedish headquarters for the international automaker DaimlerChrysler. The building is plentiful in light and has a well-thought-out layout, which ensures a well-oiled base for the company's work on future mobility solutions.

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
    Headquarters
    1998 - 1999
  • Client
    Højgaard & Schultz
    Collaborators
    Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund, Steensen & Varming / Ginman-Harboe-Borup
    Size
    9,700 m²
    Award
    The Floor Award, presented by the Flooring Industry Cooperation and Information Council (GSO), 1999.
  • We have created a domicile with great office environments, which promotes job satisfaction for the employees at the German automotive manufacturer. Three large glass atria open up the interior, so the partition of space is easy to understand when employees move around the building. At the same time, we have used glass partitions to draw daylight into the centre of the building, and specially developed light fittings with adjustable light intensity and parquet floors in pale maple support the lightness of the architecture.

    The headquarters is located with a view of the harbour basin at Frederikskaj in Copenhagen, and outside the office building asserts itself with the contrast between the clear glass and coarser granite on its facade.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Daimlerchrysler, facade
  • Layout

    The building is designed with open-plan and single-room offices, meeting rooms, a reception with an exhibition area, a canteen and associated kitchen, a roof terrace and an auditorium for 200 people.

    When the building was put into service, it was the administrative centre of DaimlerChrysler in Denmark and Sweden. Later on, DaimlerChrysler changed name to Daimler AG, when the firm of German origin sold off its American shares. Today, the building is headquarters for the unemployment fund, Ase.