The Ballerup project will be the biggest project jointly developed by Arkitema and COWI from start to end. Consequently, it constitutes a milestone in the cooperation between engineers and architects, which started when COWI acquired Arkitema almost two years ago. A high-complexity project, the building draws on experts in several disciplines.
That makes it a great example of the advantages of having engineers and architects work closely together right from the start.
Søren Pedersen, Head of Section in Energy, Indoor Climate and Sustainability in COWI, explains:
”In light of Bosch’s clear objectives for the building, sustainability was a priority right from the get-go. We combined our knowledge of large-scale, high-complexity buildings with life-cycle assessments (LCA) as a basis for sustainable prioritisation. That goes for the entire foundation, the building shape and large groups of materials – not least the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in key structures such as façades and floors. Being able to involve architectural and engineering disciplines early on in the process has been a true advantage, and has allowed us to secure the best framework for a sustainable end result.”
Bosch is one of the leading global parts suppliers to the automotive industry, and holds a number of trademarks in, e.g., power tools, garden tools, appliances and industrial products, and it numbers around 400,000 employees worldwide.