From 2014 more than 2,000 students, lecturers and professionals will occupy Navitas on the new waterfront in Aarhus. The building will house the Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and INCUBA Science Park and provide education, development and training with focus on energy. It will be Denmark's largest low-energy building and have a budget of approx. Dkr 700 million. As part of the project Aarhus Municipality will construct a public parking lot with approx. 450 parking spaces. The idea is to create an internationally competitive and attractive environment for students, researchers and businesses.
The three institutions, School of Engineering Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and INCUBA Science Park, each have their own premises and facilities with shared facilities in the form of canteen, health club, meeting rooms etc. The goal of Navitas is to establish it as a first class environment for learning, innovation and entrepreneurship. Navitas has a very ambitious green profile, meaning that the building will use only a fraction of the energy normally consumed by a building of this type. It is an independent goal for the building to appear as an international beacon of energy conservation and use of energy technologies.
Title: Denmarks largest low-energy building
Client: NAVITAS & Aarhus Municipality
Area: 38.000 m²
Navitas is made in collaboration with Kjaer & Richter Architecter, ALECTIA, Marianne Levinsen Landscape and Contractor E. Pihl & Son