Microsoft’s new domicile in Denmark – first impressions


This week I had the chance to visit the building site in Lyngby where the new domicile for Microsoft Denmark is under construction.

I’ve been driving past it a few times and been impressed by the building’s modern and bold look – so I was curious to experience a tour on the inside.

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From the outside it appears to be an office building with a number of floors. Once I entered the building I was surprised by the light and feel of spaciousness. Inside each “tower” is an open atrium offering a direct view to sky and allowing a lot of natural light to enter.

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As you enter the building you will obviously notice the big inviting stairway. But also pay attention to all the light entering from windows. This is a semi-clouded morning in February in Denmark. The pictures are taken with my Lumia 920 Windows Phone (no flash or extended exposure time), and there were just a few artificial light sources. The building is designed to allow natural light to enter from all sides (including the roof) – and it really makes a world of difference.

As I’m typing this up I’m looking at my almost flicker-free fluorescence lamps at MDCC – I’m not going to miss them.

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Here is one of the open offices where we will build the next generations of Dynamics AX. Again, notice the windows, the openess and all the light.
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As you can tell from the pictures, there is still a lot of fit and finish pending  – yet, if at all possible the visit left me even more excited about this year at Microsoft in Denmark.


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