‘Biovaf’ is the working title for a project to relocate the three DTU departments that had merged – Food, Vet and Aqua – to become part of DTU Lyngby.
RH ARKITEKTER provides consultancy for the project, requirement analysis and providing function programming for Biovaf, writing a program for the project competition and expert consultancy for judging the submissions. Relocation triggered the need for new-build and refurbishment totalling 30,900 square metres. The setting up of a wide range of functions will be called for, including highly-specialised and classified laboratories, as the three merged institutes undertake a number of aspects of research, authority roles and emergency response.
Requirement analysis and function programming run according to a carefully designed process, in which the characteristics of the work of the three institutes and their requirements for facilities are analysed at three levels using questionnaires, inspections and interviews. The data acquired and processing of the same are continuously validated by the institute representatives involved as a form of quality assurance of the programming and as part of the overall communication and involvement strategy.