Novo Nordisk builds new corporate centre
Bagsværd - Novo Nordisk is investing around €134m in a new corporate centre in the Copenhagen suburb Bagsværd. The new office premises will concentrate the top management and 1,100 administrative employees which are currently scattered across Greater Copenhagen. Groundbreaking will take place in October 2011, and the new corporate centre is expected to be ready for occupancy at the end of 2013. The two buildings – a circular, six-storey building and a lower, four- storey building - will be surrounded by a large park. They will feature low energy consumption with the aid of sensors, light and ventilation, and will meet the 2015 energy requirements for new buildings. “Although Novo Nordisk is primarily set to grow outside of Denmark in the coming years, we are looking forward to consolidating the administrative functions in Bagsværd, where we have been present since the 1950s.", said CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen. The insulin molecule with its contoured spiral shape was a key source of inspiration, says Søren Ollgaard of Henning Larsen Architects. The new building will combine white materials combined with Nordic stone and woods.