The first Umeus-dormitory
Umeus is a new dormitory-concept developed by real estate investor NREP and real estate development company Tetris. The building placed between DR Byen and ITU in Ørestad Nord will be the first in a series of dormitories to be built in several parts of Copenhagen. Here the students get their own furnished room with shower and toilet as well as a large number of common facilities such as reading room and laundry. The dorm will accommodate 337 rooms on 7 floors in addition to a café and other common rooms on the ground floor.
3D model of the Umeus dorm shown in Vitus – credit CN3
Great freedom and high demands for our concrete specialists
The Umeus dormitory is a concrete element building and Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson is responsible for the detailed design of the elements. Special about this project is, that the concrete elements are delivered with integrated facade including bricks and windows. The production is highly automated, which enables both very precise and beautiful elements and allows for great variation and freedom of shape in the geometry of the elements. This method means both exciting possibilities, but also high demands for innovation and precision from the engineers. The beautiful facade elements are a crucial part of the dorm, where each room is designed with a large, wide-frame window with room to sit. The building has more than 180 unique concrete elements, which our concrete department, in collaboration with CN3, is tasked with optimizing and systematizing.
Preliminary visualization of a dorm room – credit Henning Larsen Architects.
First-movers within concrete calculations
Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson’s concrete department works closely with our sister company OptumCE, which has just released the first edition of their innovative concrete calculation program Optum Concrete Solutions (OptumCS), which was developed in collaboration with the Danish concrete element association. OptumCS makes it possible to make calculations for concrete buildings in a completely new way, since one of the program’s features is the ability to include facades with large openings in the overall building stability. Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson are among the first companies to use OptumCE’s latest software, which means we can optimize our clients’ projects both financially and environmentally without compromising on design and safety.
Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson performs the static calculations on the concrete elements. Rasmus Friis A/S as EPC contractor, Henning Larsen as architects and Sweco as consulting engineers. The concrete elements are produced by the Dutch company Byldis. CN3 is responsible for 3D modeling and project planning.
3D model of the Umeus dorm – credit CN3