DSV Headquarters, Denmark

Sealed off the building in only 15 days

Speed made a difference

The design of the new headquarter of the Danish transport- and logistics company, DSV, focuses on great sustainability as well as great indoor comfort. Thus 900 m2 of skylight was included into the project to create an impressive atrium in the centre of the building.

Main contractor for constructing the building envelope was HS Hansen A/S, and they chose the VELUX Group as their partner. VELUX Modular Skylights were able to guarantee the exact amount of daylight and ventilation that DSV were looking for, but they also gave an element of speed, which was vital to the project.

 “We wanted to find a partner that could seal off the building quickly, and even though the planning prior to the installation of the 420 VELUX Modular Skylights took more than four months, the atrium was installed in just 15 working days”, says John Hansen, project leader at HS Hansen A/S.

How did we do it?


Installation is based on predefined dimensional measures. When these are applied to the sub-construction, installation becomes a routine procedure.


All building components are delivered on marked pallets. Numbers and letters show in which order pallets are to be used and help streamline the construction site.


The use of pre-fabricated components makes the installation process fast and easy. Each module is literally attached in minutes.

Michael Gøtz, project manager, Siemens Real-Estate, Denmark
DSV Headquater, Denmark

"It probably takes about 2-3 times longer with a traditional installation.

John Wulff, John Wulff Tømrerfirmaet A/S

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