The IT University building
In June 2000, Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Carl Bro won the invited competition for a new building for the IT University.
IT University building is approx. 19,000 m2. IT University is located toward the 800-meter Emil Holms Kanal in the northeastern part of Ørestad between Copenhagen and the Danish Radio's new buildings.
The building's shape
The building is shaped like a giant H. Two parallel building carcasses wrapped in a metal sheath surrounding a panoptic spaces out against what you have drawn a wide range of transparent 'drawers' in different lengths. Central compartment, which has a fine touch with the channel environment, nestled between the two town squares, a northern and a southern, and inviting space in a natural way to highway through the house.
See pictures of the university building and creation
What the jury focused on regarding the building
It was crucial for the jury to choose a project that would fit into the overall plan of Copenhagen. Were therefore very important that the selected project would be open and welcoming - even to other than the university daily users.
The project should reflect the characteristics of an educational institution, dealing with such a contemporary and important topic in information technology.
It was expected that the building will reflect the progressive, forward-looking IT environment in a way that the IT University itself, combining technology, design and people.
Architects who participated in the competition
The following five architectural firms were invited to the competition:
- Dissing & Weitling
- KHR AS arkitekter
- Henning Larsens Tegnestue
- Søren Robert Lund
- Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen