COAST - A Centre of Art, Science and Technology

The aim was partly to create a landmark for the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and partly to build facilities for artists who wish to make experiments in collaboration with the technical scientific staff of DTU.

The building is an elaboration of the system of co- ordinates at DTU, where the third axis is placed in the zero point of the plane system of co- ordinates. This third axis is designed as an illuminated mast, stiffened by cables and nearly 100 metres tall, vanishing upwards due to its slenderness.

The structures of the lower parts of the mast have short transmissions of forces to the foundations. This makes the building economic.

Architect : Jens Fredslund

Engineer : Erik Reitzel