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Copenhagen Towers II in Ørestad Denmark

Photo: Sjælsø Management

Yet another tall building is breaking the skyline in Ørestad, close to the city of Copenhagen. The Copenhagen Towers complex has added Copenhagen Towers II.

​Copenhagen Towers II is the north wing of the Copenhagen Towers complex. ​With its 85 meters, it reaches the maximum building height in Ørestad City – the same height as the neighbour Hotel Crowne Plaza

The new tower is connected with the Hotel Crowne Plaza and the South Wing Building by a spectacular 1,400 m2 atrium.

A new common main entrance is open to the public and has restaurants and cafes. The building sets new standards for service and community facilities which are available to tenants around the clock.

The British architectural firm Foster + Partners, who also designed the elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo, has designed the ambitious 22 storey tower, totaling 28,000 m2.

Value engineering saves money

COWI carried out a thorough screening of the building project, which led to the shell being converted from a steel structure to a concrete structure.

In this way, outriggers at the top and bottom of Copenhagen Towers II could be completely avoided, and approx. 575 m2 of additional space was created in the offices because of the thinner wall construction.

Furthermore, the screening gave such large financial savings that the project could go ahead.

Value engineering

​Value engineering is about proposing alternative solutions that enable clients more construction for money. A project that is subject to value engineering is scrutinized by engineers who have not been included in the first design.

Value engineering is also about having an eye for using methods from other disciplines to optimize the construction process.

LAST UPDATED: 03.08.2017