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Case Study

Tower of Technology

Tower of Technology

A towering facility has been added to the Panum complex at the University of Copenhagen to house lecture and research facilities focused on the study of health and disease. The 15-story Mærsk Tower contains three auditoriums, 16 lecture rooms, laboratories, classrooms and meeting and socializing spaces all packed with technology, part of an AV project designed, specified and installed by Stouenborg.

Stouenborg was involved in the project from the beginning. This allowed them to get in at the first stage to install an extensive fiber infrastructure stretching to 22km in length. The building is organized with three large-scale auditoriums, restaurants and social spaces on the lower floors and further classrooms, offices and laboratories situated in the floors above.

Classroom with projectors

After extensive product-testing, the choice was made for the Projecta FullVision to match the high-end specifications for the three large scale auditoriums. In the largest auditorium, which contains 504 seats, three custom built FullVisions, each 533 cm wide, were installed side by side. A special acoustic frame was built by Stouenborg around the projection screens to work with the audio systems. The projection surface that was used was HD Progressive 1.1 to match the high-resolution projection from the Panasonic projectors.

“All the screens were chosen because of the quality and the gain they gave back,” said Anders Jørgensen, Project Chief. “Another important thing was the ability to do wrap around and a steady frame that has a good structure. We did some testing of those screens and they were the best for the job.”

Cafeteria with screens

Sixteen small lecture rooms are located around and above the auditoriums. Each room can house 30 people and are divisible into two separate spaces. Each room has two FullVisions, two projectors and two whiteboards.

“Technology has been designed to facilitate presentation and communication between teams with Panasonic projectors and Projecta screens, as well as two Microsoft Surface Hub units, available in meeting rooms and presentation spaces.”

Meeting rooms on this floor set a template that is copied throughout the building. Two 65-in Panasonic TH-65-LFE8 LCDs are mounted side-by-side on Chief mounts.

The grand opening was in January 2017. AV systems were chosen to accommodate modern learning styles and the content being discussed and researched by the faculty. This resulted in Stouenborg winning a 2017 InAVation award in the Education category this year. 

Auditorium with screens