Copenhagen Plant Science Centre

Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC) is a new initiative at the University of Copenhagen which will create 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 will comprise of three new buildings over a total area of 25.000m2 at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at Frederiksberg Campus.

Steensen Varming is collaborating with the lead architect Lundgaard & Tranberg and EKJ consulting engineers on one of the buildings designs that will feature a grow house located on the top floor, appearing as a luminous beacon of the entire complex. A state-of-the-art facility for research and experiments, the grow house will also be open for visitors, showcasing the work being undertaken at CPSC.

Steensen Varming is engaged as an expert advisor on environmental solutions and control systems and has carried out heat flow analysis, daylight analysis and system selection in order to meet the client’s as well as the architectural vision, including a specially designed underfloor ventilation system.

The CPSC project is a prime example of how we are able to provide solutions to move projects forward, satisfying the client’s as well as the architectural vision through our one studio approach; the close collaboration with our studios in Sydney and London has enabled us to tap into our unique global knowledge base, experience in plant research laboratories and another set of suppliers than usually used in the Danish market, delivering a truly innovative result.