Cobe to design new headquarters for FLSmidth
Cobe has been selected as the winner of the architecture contest to design FLSmidth's new headquarters. The winning proposal honours the preservation-worthy buildings, while also creating new, green and modern spaces for workspace collaboration.
FLSmidth delivers sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries and has more than 11,000 employees represented in 60 countries. Since 1956 the home of the company's global business has been in Valby, Copenhagen where the buildings are iconic in the area. However, they do not meet modern standards for collaboration for a global company like FLSmidth.
Cobe's winning proposal strikes the balance between respecting the original architecture while also incorporating the companys values and need for a collaborative working environment that nurtures innovation. While a few of the existing buildings will be torn down, the biggest buildings remain and will be joined by a new underground carpark and two new buildings. Local residents will also benefit from the reconstruction as the surrounding park will be opened to the public.