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University Campus Capital

An urban campus

Open university architecture

At the former Carlsberg brewery site in Copenhagen, University Campus Capital (UCC) has taken up residence. Every inch of the university architecture is designed as a learning experience to provide ideal conditions for teaching, group work, and individual in-depth study. Here 10,000 students and 800 teachers have access to a drama hall, sports halls, workshops, lecture halls, classrooms and an outdoor basketball court six storeys up. UCC’s inner universe unfolds as you arrive at the campus square by the main entrance, where the large central staircase connects the entire house. Looking upwards through the different levels of the building, the multitude of learning experiences, balconies, walkways and ‘meeting boxes’ come into view.

Large workshops and halls, including textile and printing workshops, an art room, classrooms for biology, physics and chemistry are placed in the southern end of the house. On the fifth floor an outdoor area for sculpting, wood crafting and biology experiments is placed. A number of smaller classrooms for learning sign language, AV/media editing and teaching music is placed at the northern end of the building.

How the project addresses the Sustainable Development Goals

In the university architecture, we have worked with issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the project was not designed to address the global goals, as it was created before the goals were adopted by the UN. We have worked with issues related to: SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.

Carlsberg Properties
80.000 m²
Copenhagen, DK
Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, COBE, EFFEKT, Nord Architects
Coast Studio
University Campus Capital (UCC)