Danske Trælast’s Head Office

A dynamic design in balance

Dissing+Weitling, Danske Trælast, building overview

For the construction market group Danske Trælast, Dissing+Weitling has created a head office in classic natural materials and with an open atrium to bring the building together across floors.

  • Søborg, Denmark
    Headquarters
    2000 - 2001
  • Client
    Nykredit Bank
    Collaborators
    Carl Bro / Højgaard & Schultz / Torkil Laursen / Gert Carstensen / Bent Christensen
    Size
    3,400 m²
    Award
    Beautification Prize, The City of Gladsaxe, 2002
  • We have opened the interior of the building using the central atrium that is based on the headquarters’ triangular figure to create flow and balance in the design. The atrium promotes collaborative relationships across the floors in the building and provides a better overview of the building.

    The triangle is also visible in the floor plan and interior design as a whole, where two angled wings with single-room offices, meeting rooms and a canteen frame the heart of the house.

  • Natural materials and contrasts

    Our architects have carefully matched the material composition; the head office is decorated with precious woods, limestone and marble, which have been chosen to emphasise the inherent qualities of each natural material through contrasts and textures. In addition, we have specially designed all fixtures in the canteen and atrium.

    Material selection and interior design are a key part of Danske Trælast's business, and that is why we have prioritised that the headquarters reflects this honestly from the detail to the whole.

    Danske Trælast later changed its name to DT Group, and today the concern is known as Stark Group.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Danske Trælast, sketch