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- Lyngby, Denmark
In Lyngby, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, stands the software giant’s new 18,000 square meter enterprise The building, designed by Henning Larsen Architects, is made up of two adjoining cubes with a large V-shaped atrium running through the buildings, creating a light and spaceous work place for employees.
Henning Larsen Architects worked closely with Microsoft to ensure the building satisfied their vision to create a workplace of the future – where Microsoft employees are able to think, work and collaborate in maximum comfort using state-of-the-art building automation technologies.
To achieve the vision, Hoffmann as general contractor, integrated an intelligent KNX system from ABB. The intelligent building system is designed to maintain the perfect indoor climate through optimized temperature, air quality, and lighting. An important specification for the building was that employees must have access to windows, created by the large open offices behind the building's glass facades and meeting rooms adjacent to the atrium, where light can enter through glass ceilings. By using the sun’s warmth and light where possible and adjusting the blinds and windows, energy savings are made with no cost to comfort, even the heat from the computers and servers is reused to minimize waste. The Hoffmann systems department used ABB’s KNX intelligent building system components and was the first in Denmark to use MooV’n’Group from Newron System ABB, which is a graphical programming interface to KNX. The scope and complexity of the KNX system makes it one of Denmark's largest, with the building also meeting the Gold International LEED Standard for low-energy buildings.
Building automation KNX
Hoffmann group, Denmark