The Danish Meat Research Institute by C.F. Møller has a design based on the simple design idiom of its surrounding buildings, built in the 1970s, but with modern twists such as using pre-fabricated brick reliefs and incorporating bay windows.
Originally designed by architect Vilhelm Wohlert in the 1970s, The Danish Technological Institute campus is laid out in a spiral shape in a green landscaped setting, and the individual institutes are designed in a simple and austere architecture with red brick and exposed concrete lintels.
“A large atrium facilitates extrovert and open collaboration across the organization, and customers are already on arrival presented with the company’s activities, via glazed openings in the lobby, revealing workshops and office space.” says C.F. Møller.
The new 6,600 m² building houses about 120 DMRI employees, and includes a research abattoir complete with cooking and smoking, ultra-modern microbiological and chemical laboratories (including laboratory facilities for the study of the occurrence of pathogenic bacteria in meat production), integrated robotic workshops, as well as offices and meeting facilities.
C.F. Møller Architects designed the project with C.F. Møller Landscape and engineering firm Moe. The client is the Danish Technological Institute, and the construction was carried out by Enemærke & Petersen (originally started by Pihl).