Coatings Company Hempel Opens New Campus in Denmark

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Located just north of Copenhagen, Denmark, coatings company Hempel has opened its new campus, which features a newly constructed office building and a state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) facility. According to the manufacturer, the campus is unique in its architectural approach and will serve as its international headquarters.

Construction began in 2017 and includes an existing office building and test facility. As the daily workplace for more than 350 employees, the campus consists of offices, meeting rooms, laboratories, and test facilities, equivalent to more than 26,000 m2 (279,861.7 ft2) of space.

“We are very excited to move into our Hempel campus, which is a modern, international workplace and architecturally attractive,” says Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen, chief people and culture officer. “It is based on our vision of how we want to work together in teams and cross-functionally. Our new facilities reflect our culture and give us the perfect work environment enabling us to deliver on our ambitious strategy and growth targets.”

The building was designed with an emphasis on sustainability, with solar panels installed on the roof and a German certification earned for sustainable architecture. According to the company, the new R&D facility will be a hub for international scientists and contribute to accelerating and strengthening the development of innovative solutions.

With the design of the headquarters building in 2011, a strong link between Hempel’s identity, history and physical environment was established. It was inspired by the action of stirring a new color into the center of a can of paint, forming a pattern known as a spiral vertex.

“When we began the work on Hempel campus, we decided to build on this existing concept,” Fritz Vilhelmsen says. “The spiral motion still lies at the core of the campus design, running from the visitors hallway, through the atrium, and  reaching its fullest expression in the five-story spiral staircase in our new office building. This also reflects the shape and flow of the Hempel logo. We look forward to welcoming customers, partners, and stakeholders to Hempel campus, once the world opens up more.”

For more information, contact: Hempel, +45 4593-3800,