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Mærsk 2 building officially inaugurated

On Thursday, 23 November, the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute's new building was officially inaugurated by rector of SDU Jens Ringsmose and chairman of Den A.P. Møllerske Støttefond Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla.

By Sebastian Wittrock, , 11/24/2023

The first groundbreaking took place in February 2022. In September 2023, the building was completed, and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) received the keys from the contractor and architect. And on Thursday, November 23, Building 47 – commonly known as Mærsk 2 – was officially inaugurated.

This happened with speeches and a joint strike on the gong from Jens Ringsmose, rector at SDU, and Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, chairman of the A.P. Møller Foundation.

There were also speeches from the dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Henrik Bindslev, and the chairman of the SDU board, Søren Vilby.

As the name suggests, the Mærsk 2 building, along with the Mærsk 1 building from 1999, will house the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute. It spans a total of 4,500 square meters with space for around 600 researchers, teachers, and students. SDU's drone center, as well as the Health Informatics and Technology, Applied AI, and software sections, have already  moved into the building.

The total cost was 120 million Danish kroner. Of this, 100 million came from a donation from the A.P. Møller Foundation.

The building was designed by Cubo Architects, who, with raw concrete surfaces and corten steel, have continued some of the structuralist aesthetics of SDU's original buildings from 1966.

Editing was completed: 24.11.2023