Building 212

Building 212 is a new building for DTU Chemistry measuring just 250 m2. The building will house four NMR spectrometers and will consist of a room for the spectrometers and adjoining technical and operator rooms. 


Building 212 will be made of concrete to prevent vibrations and to make it easier to control the indoor climate, which is essential for the use and function of an experimental building. Flow and logistics have been taken into account when finding a location for the building, so that it is perceived as a part of an overall department, as well as to optimise the day-to-day operation. In addition, there must be easy access to Building 209—that serves as a chemical storage facility—as the NMR spectrometers must be regularly filled with liquid nitrogen, as well as easy access from Kemitorvet, from where liquid helium will be delivered. The building will be located between Buildings 207, 208, and 209.

NMR spectroscopy

NMR spectroscopy is a key analytical and highly information-rich technique within, among other things, structure determination of biological and organic molecules. As an analysis method, NMR spectroscopy offers a wide range of applications within chemistry and biology, and has therefore been singled out as a strategic initiative at DTU. The new NMR equipment has been funded by the Villum Foundation, allowing the University to bring NMR research to the forefront at DTU.

The NMR spectrometers can move into their new home in summer 2016.



  • Area: approx. 250 m2
  • Budget: DKK 10 million
  • Client: DTU
  • Architect: Rørbæk & Møller Arkitekter
  • Engineer: Lyngkilde Rådgivende Ingeniører
  • General contractor: CC Brun
  • Construction period: 2015-2016.