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Striking architecture and advanced technology exist in harmony

By the water in Copenhagen, Denmark, three Nordhavn cruise ship terminals have undergone a rooflight transformation that incorporates modern technology via a Business Management System (BMS). In three terminals, polycarbonate rooflights have been installed to shine light into multipurpose venues. Daylight is being enjoyed by visitors year-round in a comfortable environment with spacious maritime features.

Business Management System gives staff full control

In summer months, terminals coordinate cruise ship passengers hopping on and off ships. In winter, terminals welcome people to enjoy cultural evenings, hosting concerts and events in an environment that’s thermally comfortable for socializing.

Terminals are regulated by a BMS that controls the indoor temperature and CO2 levels to help maximize occupant comfort. The system can be accessed on a touchscreen or by tablet, PC and smartphone. A healthy indoor environment is also improving the well-being of workers every day in this innovative public building with fresh air and maximum daylight. Visitors can move freely in comfortable temperatures and enjoy live performances with great acoustics in the off-season.

Zonal thermal controls easily managed by staff

Zonal controls are accessible to staff who can control when windows open and close manually or via digital programming. Smoke, heat and exhaust ventilation (SHEV) provides additional safety support in the event of a fire. Artificial lighting and heat can also be reduced to improve energy efficiency. Polycarbonate skylights were chosen for sloping roofs because of their performance and durability. A weather station is also monitored by the BMS to adapt indoor climates to changing weather and increasing wind pressure.

Zonal BMS monitoring areas at Nordhavn Terminals:

  • Baggage hall
  • Security
  • Passenger hall
  • Crew area
  • Service desk

Full maintenance and after sales support

VELUX Commercial handled the installation of both the rooflights and BMS system, as well as connections to other operative systems within the building. Technical support and expertise were provided at each stage of this building project, helping to ensure a timely completion.

The end-to-end service provided by VELUX Commercial also includes of BMS system and rooflight maintenance. Safety checks will be provided on an ongoing basis.

The result sees a healthy indoor climate with an abundance of daylight and fresh air available to create a better experience for the public, while also giving staff a performance boost with improved well-being.

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Products used in project

255 x Dome rooflights (DK product)

Standard Dome Rooflights

A dome rooflight solution for daylight and fresh air combined with smoke and heat exhaust ventilation

Illustration of a Standard Dome Rooflight Read more in the product category

Quantity of modules:
85 skylights per. cruise terminal, Incl. controls of all facade windows with motor opener in relation to fire ventilation and comfort ventilation
Area, approx.: 3600 m2 x 3 Cruise terminals

Special solution:
A full (BMS) Business Management System and rooflight installation

Standard Dome Rooflights

A dome rooflight solution for daylight and fresh air combined with smoke and heat exhaust ventilation

Illustration of a Standard Dome Rooflight Read more in the product category
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