Ferring International Centre & Neroport, Copenhagen, Denmark

Henning Larsen Architects
Date Built
2002 & 2010
Ørestads Boulevards
The Ferring International Centre was the first building in the new Ørestad community south of the Copenhagen city centre.  It is well located beside the Metro line that links the city centre with the airport.  The architect says that it consists of, " ... two main building volumes. One is a three-storey basic volume with a reception desk, laboratories and a number of atriums. On top of the basic volume, a slim 13-storey tower building rises containing offices, canteen and auditorium. "   According to the Emporis website the tower is equipped with the fastest lifts in Denmark that operate at 3½ metres a second.

In 2010 the same architects added an extension to the Ferring Centre called Neroport.  It involves two new volumes which Henning Larsen say, " ... constitute an architectural whole and the characteristic louvred facades are in harmony with the original Ferring building".  They add that, "Neroport is a building in which visionary architecture and beautiful surroundings are combined with rational functionalism and sustainable thinking."