UN city

Green United Office

The new Danish UN centre is already an iconic building and has been awarded for its green profile. It rises in a mighty star shape on it’s own island at Marmormolen in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen.

Project

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Queen Margrethe of Denmark officially opened this eight-armed star shaped UN building in July 2013. This exceptional complex of 45 000 square meters is a workspace for 1200 employees and is the 6th biggest UN complex in the world.

Star to symbolise unity

The building is shaped like a large star that stands for unity, where all the Danish UN functions gather in one building; UNFPA, UNEP, WFP, WHO, UNOPS, UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP. The “arms” represent the different organisations that meet in the centre, symbolising openness at all levels of an organisation that delivers as one.

Green Building award and LEED certificate

When building this UN city started in 2010 it was constructed with a high green profile and a plan to reduce energy usage and lower carbon dioxide emissions. As a result the building received the prestigious EU Green Building Award for New Buildings in 2012.

The UN city is of energy class 1, which means that, it should use less than 50 KwH per square meter per year. Rainwater is used to flush the toilets, all material is locally produced, harbour water cools the building and heat is produced from solar panels located on the roof.

The centre is also registered to receive the highest certificate classification, of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system – LEED.

Solution

Linear, pendant and round

A sustainable building needs sustainable lighting and with energy efficient lighting from Fagerhult the UN city building had an answer. Among the luminaires used were the linear recessed and pendant mounted Notor, the discrete lines of custom made Ray and the round opal Pozzo.

Functional light

Basic T5’s slim-line dimensions were installed to highlight architecture and the popular downlight Pleiad G2 Comfort gives a general light. Kaptur 3000 is used as functional lighting and it illuminates the 7000 square meter large cellar, where a garage is placed.

From our partner Simes, available to the Nordic regions, the spotlight Focus is used, the wall mounted and discrete luminaire Nanoled and the dynamic lighting of the small Minireef bollard.

Products


Pozzo

Pozzo is a little piece of the sky, bringing the feeling of daylight into spaces where there may be limited access to the real thing. Its design was inspired by natural light and with a number of different sizes available, there is the scope to create...

Pleiad SLD G2

Pleiad SLD G2’s advanced light properties make it an ideal solution for light planning with downlights. Equipped with Fagerhult’s SLD reflector it combines flexibility with optimal light treatment. The balanced and glare-free light is well suited to both...

Notor recessed

Fagerhult’s classic interior luminaire Notor is available in several versions for suspended, surface mounted or recessed installation. Notor is an obvious choice in contexts when there is a desire to create long, unbroken lines of light. Discreet or...

Basic T5

Designed for the T5 light source, Basic T5’s slim-line dimensions, ease of installation and minimalist style offers a range of possibilities for light planners. Basic T5 has an elementary and stripped appearance that can be easily adapted to various...

Kaptur 3000

Installation Surface mounted, on walls, wire and bracket. Connection Two cable entries fitted with blanking grommets Ø 22 mm – one at each end. Snap-in terminal block 5x2.5 mm² at each end with 3- phase through-wiring 5x2.5 mm² (18 W – 3x2,5 mm², no...

Notor

Fagerhult’s classic interior luminaire Notor is available in several versions for suspended, surface mounted or recessed installation. Notor is an obvious choice in contexts when there is a desire to create long, unbroken lines of light. Discreet or...

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