A P Møller Maersk Head Office, Copenhagen, Denmark

Henning Larsen Architects
Date Built
Esplanaden & Larsends Plads
The original Maersk Headquarters building in Copenhagen was completed in April of 1979 on the Esplanaden beside the city's harbour (see above).  In 2004 Henning Larsen Architects completed a sympathetic extension (see below) that consisted of a four storey building along Amaliegade. A low glass building, glimpsed through the trees, connects the new building with the existing HQ. 

The architect says of the extension that, "Part of the extension has the same height as the original headquarters whilst the opposite part, ie the Amaliegade facade, matches the height of the adjacent building housing the Ministry of Energy. A low glass building connects the angular building and the existing headquarters covered courtyard. The line between the courtyard and the terrace is marked by roof lights fitted in a plinth above two auditoriums. Office areas allow for flexible office landscapes.  The facades are covered with light natural Gotland stone, whilst windows are made of sand blasted aluminium with glass in a neutral grey colour. Inside surfaces are light wooden panels, painted walls and floors in grey colours. Partition walls in offices are flexible, made of glass, wood and aluminium matching the colours in the rest of the building."

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