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DTU Laboratories in Lyngby - Life Science & Bioengineering

Photo: Christensen & Co Architects and Rørbæk & Møller Architects


​COWI was advisor on DTU's new Life Science & Bioengineering complex in Lyngby, bringing together DTU Aqua, DTU Food and the National Veterinary Institute. The project is the Technical University of Denmark's (DTU) largest construction project.

​The new Life Science & Bioengineering complex is part of an ambitious development of DTU's infrastructure, in which the university is currently investing.

The Life Science & Bioengineering complex consists of a new 27,000 m² building (building 202), which is connected with the two existing buildings 201 and 204 of 7,000 m² each via footbridges. The two buildings, which were previously laboratory buildings for DTU Chemistry, have been totally renovated and fitted mainly with offices.

The new complex houses a significant part of DTU's life science and bioengineering activities and provides the framework for a unique professional environment with modern facilities for research and networking. The Life Science & Bioengineering complex houses about 800 employees from the three institutes.

The new construction and reconstruction includes laboratories, office space, meeting rooms, teaching facilities, and canteen and cafe areas, conceived as a social hub for this part of DTU Lyngby Campus.

World-class laboratories

The goal of the construction is to create research environments of international standard. The building is therefore at the forefront, both in terms of function, design and technology in research laboratories and other research-related facilities.

COWI was main consultant on the project in co-operation with Christensen & Co Architects, Rørbæk & Møller Architects, Wessberg consulting Engineers and Schul Landscape Architects.

COWI has designed all the installations and has participated in the design of laboratories and dry and wet livestock buildings. Plumbing installation includes drainage and wastewater, water, softened water, RO water and several kinds of salt water, compressed air, vacuum, eight different types of pure gases, two different sets of cooling water, heating systems, steam and condensate and sprinkling.

The new building will help minimize DTU's climate and environmental impact and meets the Danish Low Energy Building 2015 requirement.

LAST UPDATED: 19.12.2017