When the MSD space at Havneholmen 25 was renovated, a large analytical process began to map out the company’s needs. Danielsen Spaceplanning conducted a comprehensive task in advising the tenant, investigating furniture supply, budgeting, quality control of the construction site, and project management for covering needs, as well as renovation, design, and development of the design concept. In cooperation with the builder’s architect, the project is based on the global guidelines and international standards which have been adapted to MSD’s local culture and the needs of the users.

The workplace design program’s goal is to exact functional design which reflects an inclusive and inviting environment, and which targets the flexible work methods of the future. Furthermore, space optimization and employee training are part of the process.

The theme of the design was selected to be “reflecting waters” during a workshop and this theme is expressed in a modern, graphic style with reference to the location of the office by the Copenhagen harbor. The office rooms are built around a dark core, which bursts open to ensure optimal entrance of light for the meeting rooms, the café, and a lounge. The conceptual distribution of space with meeting rooms in the center and open office spaces extending to the glass facades is thus functional and modern. MSD’s corporate colors are implemented into the design. The blues and greens are used on the floors and wall graphics in the meeting rooms, while warm, burning colors characterize the furniture in the open areas. Other ornamental elements are used to solidify MSD’s particular corporate identity. The photographic art on the walls is an aesthetic element which expresses and reflects the company and its work in laboratories around the world.


Havneholmen 25
Copenhagen V

International & local


Gross Floor Area
2.500 m²