Two seemingly unrelated topics have been peaking interest in recent years: the talk of sustainability and the rise of young entrepreneurs. The culmination of the two is found in the CPH Startup Center. A discarded warehouse has found new life by hosting an area for up-and-coming business men to share their ideas in fish tank of daring ideas and interesting proposals.
The CPH Startup Center provides a comfortable environment for businesses looking to expand their success. Natural materials and an earthy feel bring familiar surroundings that invigorate and inspire the workers. The program and circulation is designed for accessibility as gradual ramps are used, as well as rooms that branch off a major circulation path.
The center is designed to provide a fluid and logical transition of public work spaces and private quiet zones. The major circulation is located in the center line of the building, and the quiet zone is separated by a buffer of a semi-public zone used for eating. On the second floor, work zones are divided onto multiple floors for each company to use respectively. The complex brings new life and inspires new ideas for the future of businesses - and empathy of each other.