At site Lyngby, we make our vision of the modern workplace a reality, leveraging cool technologies to enable our employees to achieve more, to learn and to have fun while doing it.
Designed for interaction
Site Lyngby is designed by Henning Larsen Architects with lots of input from our own employees on how to best support
agile work flows and team collaboration, innovation and community engagement. Not to mention what coffee to serve and
which games to play!
Bringing together two Microsoft entities and cultures, Engineering and Sales & Marketing, into one space – and inviting
the public in as well, means our new domicile in Lyngby, just north of Copenhagen, buzzes with activity every day. The
site has truly been designed with human interaction, transparency and openness in mind. And by inviting the public in,
we strengthen our ties to the local community. Our location in Lyngby also facilitates our collaboration with one of
the largest technical Universities in Scandinavia – the Danish Technical University – where we also invite customers
and partners, students and the general public to meet Microsoft, whether it is for coffee or coding events.
Find your way.
We are located at Kanalvej 7, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, just north of Copenhagen, Denmark.
“We’ve created a platform for our employees to be more innovative and productive. It’s about the impact made by each and all of us every day. We believe that this will create more value for employees, for Microsoft, our customers and partners, and the society.”
Charlotte Mark, Managing Director, Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
Enabling activity-based working At Microsoft, we have created a work environment that allows you to find places designed for all the different activities
that take place during a modern workday. Whether they are team meetings, phone calls, informal coffee chats, concentrated
coding work, product group status meetings, writing emails or something completely different – our site supports it.
Coffee and chance encounters You’d expect a brand new Microsoft building to be a marvel of technology, and you’d be absolutely right: Everything
is designed and built to let people connect, collaborate and co-create, without borders or barriers. Surface Hubs allow
you to attend meetings without being there, and everyone can write on the same interactive whiteboard in real time,
regardless of their physical location. Of course, data can be accessed from everywhere. But no matter how high the tech
gets, we also want to get together to collaborate. So we set out to design a building promoting that, too. That’s why
every floor is centred around the hubs, and more importantly, the coffee machine. This increases the chance of bumping
into other people, and we want to encourage people to meet and interact. Studies show that only 8% of our best ideas
come when we sit alone at our desks, and that we work from more than three places during a day (source: Forrester 2014).
Community spirit The ground level is open to the public, who can stop by at Original Coffee to try out our products or just have a really
great cup of coffee. We want to invite the public in because we acknowledge and celebrate being part of the city of
Lyngby, a city that has ambitions of becoming the City of Knowledge and Urban Development – a kind of Silicon Valley of the north. The café is even powered by our own Dynamics NAV solution which is developed
here in Denmark. Original Coffee originally had many separate systems to run their shop – but now one of our products
covers the whole process. This way we also get direct client feedback – in-house!
Explore Site Lyngby
Technical Lead Engineer at Microsoft Development, from Poland
We talk a lot about the shift to open-space with focus rooms, and how it enhances our teamwork. The ideas now literally fill the air.
MACH student worker at Microsoft Danmark, from Denmark
The hubs are very well designed. It’s a space that invites you to chat with your colleagues and even meet new people, because it’s so open. I like that.
Engineering lead at Microsoft Development, from Greece
The activity-based workspace rocks! Our work is full of interaction, whether it is a one-on-one, discussions in teams, brainstorms, retrospectives, traditional meetings or different activities made possible by the different features of the facilities.
Partner Support at Microsoft Danmark, from Denmark
The coffee bar where people can come in from the street is great. Sometimes I have friends stopping by on a Friday afternoon for a cup of coffee and a short break. It gives you great flexibility.