Client Consulting

We draw on experiences from all phases of construction - from program development to building design

Our client consulting is creative and is based on experiences from all phases of the building process – from developing the program to designing the building. We formulate the basis for the project in close collaboration with the client. The projects’ complexity is solved with an understanding for the social or commercial dynamic that defines the project for the client. We are a credible collaborator and we build relations on trust.

We create content, before we create solutions. We work systematically to gain information about all the needs of the users and client. This process results in built projects of extraordinary quality, having been co-created with the people who will use them.

DTU Risø

Size: 6.450 m²
Budget: DKK 146.000.000
Program: Workshops, laboratories, offices 

Denmark’s Technical University (DTU) in Risø is constantly developing, to maintain their position as an attractive and high-profile research campus close to Roskilde. NORD’s consultancy includes a needs analysis, user involvement, program development, masterplanning and outline proposal (dispositionsforslag) for buildings to gather the facilities in a unified way with synergy effects between specialized subjects and functions.

​As an example, NORD completed a needs analysis in collaboration with DTU Wind Energy.

The process revealed an apparent need for buildings with vast space for experimental activities and workshops. Following this process, we worked on scenarios for new buildings as well as conversion of the campus’ existing laboratories, workshops, testing facilities and work spaces.

​Services: User involvement, room schedule, brief, outline proposal, early tender in turnkey project

Østre Landsret High Court ​

Size: 19.000 m2

Budget: DKK 665.000.000

Program: Court House

NORD, in collaboration with Sweco, has provided client consulting for a new High Court that will be built in Nordhavn. The project is politically controlled and has a complicated project organization with specific requirements regarding functionality, logistics, zoning and security. The project is organized as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with The Danish Building and Property Agency as client and The Courts of Denmark and Østre Landsret High Court as tenants. As an example, our consulting includes dialogue with the users, needs analysis, preparation of program and brief, design specifications, tender documents and negotiations with CPH City & Port Development regarding purchase of the plot.

​Services: User involvement, stress testing of building plots, room schedule, design specifications for PPP tender, dialogue with authorities

Byens Hus ​

Size: 2.500 m²
Program: Multipurpose culture hub

Byens hus, or ”The City’s House”, is Copenhagen’s first common house for landowners and citizens. The idea is to gather the common functions for a residential neighborhood into one building, and at the same time open the house up for the whole city. In this way the neighborhood’s leisure and social life can unfold in one building where there are possibilities for a number of different activities.

​CPH City & Port Development leads the development and construction of Byens Hus in collaboration with Copenhagen Municipality and the landowners in the area. NORD has completed the brief, which has been created in close dialogue with Copenhagen Municipality, and is based on an extensive user involvement process involving landowners, citizens and other relevant stakeholders and actors. The goal of the process has been to cover functional needs, clarify challenges and potentials as well as to qualify spatial connections of the building.

​Services: User involvement including workshops and public meetings, design specifications

EUC College ​

Size: 5.900 m²
Budget: DKK 150.000.000
Program: Education, workshops, classrooms

The technical college EUC called after an analysis and proposal for possibilities to modernize their existing educational facilities in Holbæk. NORD completed a needs analysis and sketch proposal for future additions in several phases. The goal was to find the preferred functional advantages, right amount flexibility and connectivity – combined with economic considerations for each scenario. The buildings contain several types of workshops and classrooms.

​Services: User involvement, dialogue with authorities, space program, sketch proposal

Ørestad Street Hall ​

Size: 1.500 m²
Budget: DKK 15.000.000
Program: Multipurpose sports centre 

The Street Hall in Ørestad is a multifunctional building for sports and culture, developed in close collaboration with an engaged user group. It is an informal gathering place with focus on motion and activities, that facilitates and inspires common experiences – for schools, clubs, associations and private persons. The building is orchestrated, in accordance to the diverse types of sports and social functions, as a welcoming initiative for spontaneous social activities in a large-scale city district. NORD has facilitated the user involvement with analyses, workshops and dialogue meetings before completing a program and an outline proposal. 

​Services: User involvement, space program, design specifications