Framehouse, Dragør, Denmark

Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
An Innovative Exposed Timber Structure

Framehouse is a flexible office building in Dragør, Denmark. It is a highly sustainable workspace wrapped in warm, natural materials. The industrial business area 12 kilometers south of central Copenhagen is dotted with repurposed aircraft hangars, and new construction influenced by their form. While the simple building volumes of Framehouse are a nod to the local context, the building is a rare gem in Denmark—a sustainable and innovative exposed timber structure.

Framehouse is aiming for DNGB Gold certification, and sustainability permeates the project from the landscape to the rooftops. Outside, four electric car-charging stations allow tenants to power up on-site.
Douglas fir, oak, and green plants are plentiful throughout the building and provide a material tranquility that lends the space a warm, inviting atmosphere.

A two-story building divided into three parallel volumes, Framehouse is an open, collaborative office space that encourages co-creation and interaction.

What Makes it Cool

The choice of materiality not only lowers the impact on the environment, but also it ensures Framehouse will stand the test of time, aging naturally and gracefully.

This shared space is flanked by two flexible outer volumes that can accommodate offices and meeting rooms at a variety of scales.

Project Team

Mads Kaltoft