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Copenhagen Plant Science Centre

Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC), a new initiative at the University of Copenhagen created new knowledge on complex functions of plants, exploring the interaction with genomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics and nano-science in a unique living environment. The facility comprise of three new buildings over a total area of 25,000m2 at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at Frederiksberg Campus.

Steensen Varming was engaged on this project as an expert advisor on climate control of green houses that handle genetically modified organisms (GMO). A unique solution was developed which enables precise climate control with the option of simulating different climate conditions without any visible building services. The green house appears natural and integrated with the architecture.

By utilising the architectural features and external conditions, the solution has delivered a highly energy efficient result, despite research facilities being commonly known for their large energy demands.