DR News Headquarters

Flexible new headquarters for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation

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The design of the DR News Headquarters accommodates numerous functions like news broadcasts, archives and research centre.

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
    Headquarters
    2002 - 2008
  • Client
    Danish Broadcasting Corporation
    Collaborators
    Mikkelsen Arkitekter / Niras / Arup
    Size
    32,000 m²
    Award
    Solar Prize by the City of Copenhagen, 2006
  • Located in Copenhagen’s Ørestad, The News Headquarters is the centre of daily sports and news broadcasts of DR. The building houses among others DR Production, DR Archives and Research Centre, DR Journalism and Entertainment, as well as all of the labour unions at DR. The design of the News Headquarters accommodates all of these different functions, which has resulted in a dynamic house that is flexible in its structure and interactive for the employees. This is visible in all the facets of the building.

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  • Flexible design

    A large transparent facade opens the building towards the surrounding urban space, creating a direct view of the large atrium. Through several storeys, the atrium creates coherence between the organically swung balconies, the central newsroom and the building’s interior street. The interior contains open office areas, workshop spaces, closed offices as well as quiet zones.

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  • Sustainable solutions are integrated throughout in the overall design concept, demonstrating how sustainable and innovative technical solutions can contribute in developing an architectonic idiom.

    Daylight is drawn into the central rooms of the building through the outer walls and the roof, which reduces the need for artificial lightning while at the same time emphasizing the special funtions of the rooms. The building has integrated groundwater cooling, a double facade system, natural ventilation and solar cells in the roof construction, which was developed with the support of EU.