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Renovations reach an end: 100-year-old police station becomes student innovation house

The old police station at Frederiksberg, now known as Station, has been positively transformed into a student innovation house. Now, student organizations are ready to move in.

News / Film |   09. Oct 2020

Anne M. Lykkegaard

Journalist

Hammering, clattering, drilling and sawing have formed the soundscape at the more than 100-year-old police station in Frederiksberg for the past 2.5 years. Not anymore. On October 9, Station – A Student Innovation House – will open its doors to welcome all kinds of university students and student organizations inside.

“It’s a showdown with silo thinking. We want students from all the higher educations to work together in all directions. We need each other’s different competences and professions. It’s the prerequisite for innovation – also when we graduate and enter the labor market,” says Maria Flora, Director of Station in a press release.

In December 2017, Student and Innovation House signed the contract to acquire the old police station. Since then, the project has transformed the red brick building into a venue where students have the space, room and opportunities to meet across disciplines and be innovative.

“When they leave the university every day, students are expected to continue their studies at home. But where should they go to turn their knowledge into value that extends beyond the classrooms? That thought sparked interest among the foundations. They thought we students should have a place to meet up and test out and execute ideas,” says Maria Flora.

Five CBS students – now graduates – are behind the project and raised the funds themselves. A total of DKK 52.2 million. The initiative has been supported by the Nordea Foundation, the VILLUM Foundation, the Knud Højgaard Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, the Frederiksberg Foundation, and the Weimann Foundation.

You can join the virtual grand opening of Station at 2PM right here: https://station.dk/opening-stream/

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