The design for the headquarters of Nykredit, one of Denmark’s leading mortgage banks, is conceived as a transparent cube, providing clear visual connections with Copenhagen Harbour. The ten-storey glass structure is one of Copenhagen’s largest office buildings and features a dramatic atrium flooded with natural light providing links to all levels.
The entrance level houses a reception area, a water sculpture by artist Anita Jørgensen and an auditorium. A staircase leads up to the atrium where suspended meeting rooms, glass elevators, staircases, balconies and walkways create a lively working environment; three cantilevered glazed meeting rooms are suspended from the third and fifth floors.
Several internationally recognised artists have contributed to the decoration of the building. Olav Christopher Jenssen created a 30 metres long mural, while a giant bronze sculpture by sculptor Per Kirkeby stands centre stage in the atrium. Kirkeby also designed the adjacent plaza, enlivened by 20 bronze sculptures.