Danfoss Universe is a science park in Denmark, embedded in the agricultural landscape of Nordborg next to the founder’s home and the Danfoss HQ. It opened in May 2005 and is already enlarging due to its considerable success. The masterplan for Danfoss Universe Phase 2 includes an exhibition building "Curiosity Centre“ and a restaurant "Food Factory“ which extends the summer based outdoor park into the winter months byenclosing spaces for exhibitions and scientific experiments.
The new buildings rise up from the ground and provide spaces which articulate the fusion of outdoor landscape and indoor exhibition. This active ground modulates according to program and location in the park. The endpoints of the buildings blur the line between building and park by offering inside-out spaces as display areas and projection surfaces related to the temporary exhibitions inside. Silhouettes, as groups of land formations, define the unique newly programmed horizon line of Danfoss Universe.
Location: Mads Patent Vej 1, Nordborg, Denmark
Total floor area: 2.000 m²
Building area: Food Factory 500 qm, Curiosity Centre: 1200 qm
Number of floors: Food Factory: 1, Curiosity Centre: 2
Size of the buildings (Length/Heights/Width):
Food Factory 46/10/11m, Curiosity Centre 72/17,5/16m
Structure:Steel construciton covered with corrugated sheetmatel
Principal Exterior: Alucobond, colours champagne metallic and bronze metallic
Principal interior material: Dry Walls, Curiosity Centre: Ceiling: black painted corrugated sheet-metal, Food Factory: Ceiling: Silver painted corrugated sheetmate, Roof: Corrugated sheetmatel coverd with tar-bitumen roof sheeting
Exhibition: "Bitland“, Science Exhibition for kids
Construction costs: 3.000.000 €
J. MAYER H. Architects, Juergen Mayer H.
Project architect: Marcus Blum
Project team: Thorsten Blatter, Alessandra Raponi, Andre Santer
Client: Danfoss Universe, Nordborg, Denmark
Architect on site: Hallen & Nordby, Esbjerg, Kolding
Consulting engineer: Carl Bro, Esbjerg
Photographer: J. MAYER H.
Collection: Permanent Collection of Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich