KPMG's head office in Frederiksberg is a splendid and challenging building with many oblique angles. The head office is sustainable and has been given Green Building certification.
The area around Flintholm Station is becoming one of the most attractive places in Frederiksberg to live and do business, and the area is buzzing with construction activity – especially at "Revygrunden" where MT Højgaard is building a new head office for consulting and auditing firm KPMG.
Engineering disciplines carried out by MT Højgaard
The office building itself has a total floor area of 33,500 m2. In addition, there is 1,300 m2 of floor space for shops at street level, and 22,000 m2 of car parking in the two lower levels. The building has seven storeys and consists of continuous building masses around three large, glass-covered atria.
MT Højgaard is the turnkey contractor. Besides building the whole head office, we are also responsible for all the engineering disciplines including constructions, sewers, electrical and plumbing installations, as well as environmental and geotechnical studies.
Oblique forms and angles
Designed by architect firm 3XN, the building is essentially in the form of three loops. For MT Højgaard it is an exciting and challenging task, since the building has many oblique shapes and angles. The building will have many open areas, which is why walkways will also be installed in the building – the longest being 25 metres.
Green certification for an environmentally sound building
At the construction site, several actions have been taken to make the building process environmentally friendly. For example, all site huts have new electricity-saving heat pumps, energy saving light bulbs and movement sensors. There are both a timer and an alarm on the water supply. This means that the water is shut off outside working hours and an alarm is sounded if water consumption is higher than normal.
Consumption of electricity is also being closely monitored and there are strict rules for engine idling. Also, when the building is finished, it will consider the environment. The building has been awarded Green Building certification, since energy consumption is at least 25% less than is required by law.