Chr. Hansen Innovation Campus

  • Client

    PensionDanmark and Chr Hansen Holding A/S

  • Collaborators

    COWI A/S and 1:1 Landskab

  • Location

    Bøge Allé 10, DK-2970 Hørsholm

  • Area

    new 15,000 m2 extension, 38,000 m2 total

  • Status

    Completed in 2023

Chr. Hansen Domicile and Innovation Campus

Close interaction with nature, generous daylight and an intuitive functionality are the central elements of Chr. Hansen’s new Innovation Campus with PensionDanmark as an investor.

The project extends the existing Hørsholm headquarters with 15,000 m2 and accommodates up to 250 new researchers. The new campus includes a new main building, laboratories, meeting center and application center creating a future-proof center for innovation, knowledge sharing and customer support.

The Chr. Hansen headquarters used to solitary buildings scattered on the grounds. The new transformation merges the existing buildings into a cohesive campus with an optimized flow and an inspiring and vibrant place to work.

A wish for nature and biodiversity

It is crucial that the company’s identity, sustainable products and location is reflected in the new architecture. The focus has consistently been to create harmony between the existing buildings and the unique location.

The new campus is energy-optimized and made with durable, long-life materials. With reference to Chr Hansen’s products, the new campus creates a presence for nature and makes smooth transitions between the outside and the inside.

Wood is a key material throughout both construction and cladding and in addition there is a number of bright atrium forests and and farms where fire stacks, rainwater harvesting and insect hotels create good conditions for biodiversity.

In 2019, Chr Hansen was named the world’s most sustainable company. The new campus secures the company’s research and development facilities and ensure a continued strong global position in the areas of food, dietary supplements and agriculture.

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