Creating Architecture Based on Nordic Values

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Creating Architecture Based on Nordic Values

C. F. Møller Architects has a track record of winning important, large-scale projects based on sustainable and aesthetic solutions with lasting value for clients, occupants and society. C. F. Møller is creating architecture based on Nordic values.

The international architect business C. F. Møller, founded in the 1920s, and Berg arkitektkontor, founded in the 1950s, merged in 2007. The joint venture has made it one of Scandinavia’s most versatile and reputable architectural offices.

Ongoing research based on more than 90 years of experience combined with modern digital tools and a design approach which uniquely integrates architecture, interior, landscape, urbanism and product design have secured the company several winning projects all over Scandinavia and internationally.

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In addition, the company has a particular long history within healthcare. Hospitals, for instance, play a crucial role in a welfare society by fostering a strong sense of community in welcoming and spectacular surroundings. Hospital buildings serve a purpose beyond mere functionality, reflecting a belief that we are all equal with shared thoughts, hopes, and concerns.

C. F. Møller’s architectural quality is driven by such values and prioritizes optimal daylight conditions, carefully selected natural materials and surfaces, and integration with landscape design and greenery.

It is extremely important for the company to keep a close dialogue with clients and to discuss problems and solutions.

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Recent works include:

Creating Architecture Based on Nordic Values
LEGO Campus

2021: Flexible and sustainable office complex and park that supports the playful culture of the LEGO® Group.

Creating Architecture Based on Nordic Values
Zenhouses

2021: ZenhousesThe buildings’ design weaves the indoors and the outdoors together, since the landscape and the outdoor environments are a significant element of how the homes are experienced.

Creating Architecture Based on Nordic Values
Mjøsfronten

2023: Mjøsfronten is a 50,000 square meter lakeside area in Hamar municipality, Norway. The project aims to create a vibrant meeting place and connect the city of Hamar closer to Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake.

Creating Architecture Based on Nordic Values
Extension of RWTH Aachen University Hospital

2023: Extension of RWTH Aachen University Hospital

Expansion of the iconic hospital complex RWTH in Aachen, Germany. The expansion will contain a ‘state-of-the-art’ surgery ward with intensive care units and a new public entrance hall.

Today, C. F. Møller Architects has offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Stockholm, Berlin and Malmö.

Creating Architecture Based on Nordic Values, edited by Tor Kjolberg

Feature image (on top): Oslo Horizon – a large-scale transformation project totaling 82,000 m² with a focus on adaptive re-use, is being created on a central site next to the Oslo central station area.

All images © C. F. Møller Architects.

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.

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