Building 228A - new test and research building for DTU Chemical Engineering

The new Building 228A will add 6,000 m2 to DTU Chemical Engineering’s facilities for research, teaching, and innovation.

The building will provide an ideal setting for research, teaching, innovation, and knowledge sharing, and will house laboratories, training laboratories, pilot halls, workshops, classrooms, and administrative facilities. The modernized facilities will support DTU Chemical Engineering’s position as a leading international university department in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and will particularly emphasize DTU’s focus on useful and business-oriented research, education, and innovation.

DTU Chemical Engineering is a fast-growing department—in terms of both staff and research results. The facilities will provide an attractive basis for attracting leading international partners and funding as well as training more candidates for business growth in the area.

Transparency and coherence
The technical areas with laboratories and research halls are directly connected to the rooftop facilities via shafts. The areas with meeting rooms, offices, and a lounge area, are demarcated by the use of skylights which bring daylight into the building and the common areas, which span from the ground level up to the second floor. The pilot halls and workshop functions are the focal point of the ground floor and are linked directly to the existing halls of Building 228. On the first floor, laboratories and administrative functions are located close to the entrance and the other halls. A communal area for students is located at the transition to Building 229.

Training laboratories, other laboratories and management functions are located on the second floor. A large lounge area – centrally located on the floor – is the shared hub for major meetings and social interactions, and will also serve as a canteen for the department. Pilot halls and laboratories are designed and equipped to handle experiments with biomass, bio-fuel, fermentation, pharmaceutical production, particle technology, organic solvents, high-temperature and gasification experiments. The laboratories will maintain a GMO 1 classification. Furthermore, one of the pilot
halls and two laboratories should achieve GMO 2 classification.


Client: DTU
Area: 6.000 m2
Architect: Mikkelsen Arkitekter and LINK Arkitektur
Landscape: Bisgaard Landskab
Engineer: MOE
Contractor: Hoffmann
Client advisor: Emcon, Rambøll, 3dbyggeri
Budget: 230 mio DKK
Building period: 2018-2019


Sune Aros Borch
Project Manager
+45 61 39 63 55