Hempel has opened its new Campus in Copenhagen, which includes offices and a state-of-the-art R&D facility.
The new Campus – which features offices, meeting rooms, laboratories and test facilities, equivalent to more than 26,000 m2 – is located just north of Copenhagen (Denmark) and will be the new international headquarters of the Hempel Group and a hub for international scientists, contributing to accelerating and strengthening the development of innovative solutions.
The construction of the new Campus, which will be the daily workplace to over 350 Hempel employees, began in 2017 and also includes an existing office building and test facility. Both are scheduled for modernisation and rebuilding during 2021. The entire Hempel Campus is expected to be finished in 2022 and has been designed by Årstidernes Arkitekter, now Sweco Architects.
“We are very excited to move into our Hempel Campus, which is a modern, international workplace and architecturally attractive. It is based on our vision of how we want to work together in teams and cross- functionally. Our new facilities reflect our culture and give us the perfect work environment enabling us to deliver on our ambitious strategy and growth targets,” explains Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen, Hempel Chief People & Culture Officer.
The new office building, inspired by the action of stirring a new colour into the centre of a can of paint, forming a pattern known as a spiral vertex, has been designed to establish the link between Hempel’s identity, history and physical environment.
“When we began the work on Hempel Campus, we decided to build on this existing concept. The spiral motion still lies at the core of the Campus design, running from the visitors’ hallway, through the atrium, and reaching its fullest expression in the five-storey spiral staircase in our new office building. This also reflects the shape and flow of the Hempel logo,” says Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen. “We look forward to welcoming customers, partners and stakeholders to Hempel Campus once the world opens up more.”
Hempel’s new Campus has been designed with a focus on sustainability and will be DGNB certified (German environmental label for sustainable architecture). Furthermore, solar panels have been installed on the roof and more will follow later this year and in 2022. Combined, they are expected to produce 85,000 kWh of electricity per year.