Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) is a leading international center of excellence and developer of innovative solutions for the meat industry. In its new setting at the Danish Technological Institute, the center and its 120 employees are able to push development of better and healthier products even further in state-of-the-art research facilities — some of the world’s most advanced in food production.
The new facilities include a research abattoir complete with cooking and smoking apparatuses, integrated robotic workshops, ultra-modern microbiological and chemical laboratories (including laboratory facilities for the study of the occurrence of pathogenic bacteria in meat production), as well as offices and meeting facilities.
The center is part of the Danish Technological Institute, built in the 1970s. The complex is laid out in a spiral shape in a green, landscaped setting, and the individual institutes are designed in a simple and austere architecture with red brick and exposed concrete lintels. The new building is based on the same simple design idiom, but with more modern twists such as the use of pre-fabricated brick reliefs and the incorporation of bay windows.
A large atrium facilitates open collaboration across the organization and connects the complex’s two blocks. Immediately upon arrival, visitors are presented with the company’s activities via glazed openings in the lobby that reveal workshops and office space.