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
- 2000 - 2001
- Nykredit Bank
- Carl Bro / Højgaard & Schultz / Torkil Laursen / Gert Carstensen / Bent Christensen
- 3,400 m²
- 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.