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Copenaghen, Danimarca: Un City by 3Xn Architects
Un City by 3XN

Delivering as One Bringing together the various agencies and functions of the United Nations regional offices in Copenhagen, the new Head Office is located at the northern harbour of Copenhagen.

Un City by 3XN

3XN’s star shaped design reflects the nature of each Un unit working independently, efficiently and professionally with clear roots in a mutual set of values - Delivering as One.

Un City by 3XN

Balancing Openness and Security High security and accessibility standards have been central considerations in the design of the new Head Office.

Un City by 3XN

The Un City must live up to the most stringent requirements, providing a protected and safe environment, while at the same time appearing open and accommodating to the city.

Un City by 3XN

It has therefore been a key part of the design to ensure that the high security level does not become the dominating feeling when entering the building. Instead security and openness should be experienced as two aspects of the same coin.

Un City by 3XN

The atrium is the centre of daily life offering visual and physical connections across floors and units in a space full of natural daylight and a central staircase.

Un City by 3XN

All office levels have an open and flexible layout permitting interaction as well as individual immersion. Work stations are ensured plenty of daylight and a good indoor climate.

Un City by 3XN

Sustainability at all Levels the work environment is further improved by an overall health policy including green recreational areas and a number of sustainable features.

Un City by 3XN

Hence, the Un City is expected to become one of Denmark’s most energy efficient buildings with an annual energy consumption of less than 50 KwH per m2.

Un City by 3XN

The Un City is registered with the Leed sustainability ratings system with the certification goal of minimum Leed® Gold.

Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN
Un City by 3XN

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Architect: 3XN Project Team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Gry Kjær, Christian Wamberg, Peter Feltendal, Rune Bech, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Laila Fyhn Feldthaus, Thomas Lykke Nielsen, Pernille Uglvig Jessen, Umut Üsüdür Engineer: Orbicon / Leif Hansen Landscape architect: Schønherr Ks Contractor: Pihl A/S Interior Design: Plh / Un Common Services Size: 45,000 m2 and 7,000 m2 basement Cost: € 134 mil Year: 2013 Client: Fn Byen p.s. (Copenhagen Port & City Development)

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