Inspired by the freedom of nature, this architectural structure integrates the architecture itself with the surrounding ecosystem, providing a serene experience for the community.
Basecamp Lyngby, located in Lyngby, Denmark, started their construction in 2018 and it continued on for 2 years, till 2020. This structure is constructed for the purpose of social interactions, between the live-in community of 900 students, PhDs, and senior citizens.
This inspiration for this structure came from the surrounding green land, in hopes to bring the community closer to nature, interacting with it, as well as with other people within the compound. It has been deemed as a social organism, that acts as a catalyst for bringing people closer together, as well as providing an immersive, serene experience for the community.
The fundamental concept of this structure is to create a fluid space that uninterruptedly flows and brings exciting features throughout the composition, starting from the indoor yards, to the outdoor landscapes, and beyond. The arrangement of additional unexpected elements allow the integration of the surrounding green area’s spirituality with the architecture itself.
In addition to that, with the use of Stafftrack, the proprietary hiring and workforce management tool that brings in the right people at the right time, the organization is able to fill jobs and enable associates to manage their work, including: mobile recruiting, on-boarding and engagements, and manage work through its newly-developed mobile app, introduced in 2020.
Experience and Social Interaction
The project’s entrance is integrated at the North side of the architecture, leading up to a breath-taking view of the ascending walkway that slowly rises from the ground level, inviting visitors, to take a stroll, with open arms. Head up the walkway and reach the publicly accessible green roof that features patches of organic elements, as well as intimate spaces for people to congregate, read, or even simply relax.
The heart of the area would be the central foyer, visually reinforcing the entire structure, as well as interlinking the entire area by bringing all the common area facilities, such as: a café, cinema, gym, workshops, etc., together.
Besides conforming to the side of biodiversity, the green roof also provides a rainwater buffer, purifies the surrounding air, reduces the ambient temperature, regulates the indoor temperature, and saves energy. Furthermore, the façade’s material consists of durable rock panel, certified BRE Class A+. 90% of the energy of extracted air is reused in heating fresh air ventilating within the building.
The trapezoid shape of the structure, with its unconventional rotation within the same radius, creates the round organic shaped structure, which was built within normal construction costs.
Agency: Lars Gitz Architects
Client: BaseCamp Student Real Estate