If money was all that mattered, Odense Nye Silopakhus, a converted landmark silo warehouse building
in the city of Odense on Funen, Denmark, would probably not exist. It has actually cost more to renovate
the former grain silo than it would have cost to build new. However, the developers Olav de Linde chose
to extend the building’s lifespan by rethinking its function, in so doing making history at the Port of
Odense. Large parts of the warehouse had to be demolished in order to be rebuilt in the original style.
The bricks from the original walls have been cleaned and reused for the new inner walls, contributing
to a top-class indoor climate for employees at the consultancy firm ALECTIA.
Lars D. Christoffersen, Adjunct Professor at DTU and Research Manager at ALECTIA, says:
“We are very keen to swallow our own medicine. As certified working environment consultants, we obviously
have to ensure that our offices comply with all statutory requirements. Our acoustics and indoor climate
experts have therefore sought to achieve a top-class indoor climate. We have been very satisfied with
these nice, modern offices, where the old bricks give the rooms a charming rustic appearance. It is lovely
being able to welcome customers and business partners to inspiring and friendly offices which our employees
like and enjoy working in, as it obviously rubs off on the atmosphere and job satisfaction levels.”