With 42,700 square metres and 15 storeys placed in direct connection with the existing Panum Complex on Nørrebro, the new Mærsk Tower constitutes the architectural solution to a string of extremely complex challenges. Providing researchers with world-class laboratories and students and lecturers with top-modern auditoriums, the tower has everything required of a leading science centre. However, rather than assuming the secluded shut-off air of many hightech research facilities, the Mærsk Tower is designed to facilitate meetings and knowledge sharing not just within the building, but also between the building and its surrounding environment.