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8 House by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen, Denmark

Mixed-use project, which appears as the development of private financing largest in Denmark.

“This large mixed-use development includes 61.000 meters squares divided into different functions. With over 10,000 square meters spread between retail and offices (the rest is residential use), its development ranks as the largest private initiative ever built in all of Denmark . Manager 2006, this set aims to give life to the southern sector Orestad. Very different from traditional apartment block, the 8 House integrates all elements of urban life in one building through different layers that coexist virtually creating a neighborhood where suburban life is similar to developing life in the city, where homes and office buildings coexist.

Regarding the project itself, the 8 House creates 2 courtyards which guarantee both sunlight and views for each unit. The east and west are connected through a space generated by the project at its center. the scale of the project is also an important factor, since it delivers leadership to the rest of the built environment and allows a privileged view of the canal in Copenhagen
While departments are located at the top, the trade is displayed at the bottom. As a result, each layer horizontally depending on your height get different benefits: housing achieve better lighting and views, while commercial and office areas serve the pedestrian on the street.

A continuous corridor allows travel throughout the building from the ground to its top. In this way, pedestrians and residents can tour the building even a bicycle. 2 diagonal planes are green cover (1,700 m2) to prevent excess heat from sunlight.

8 3d House is a neighborhood rather than an architectural object itself as such. ”

Technical data:
Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Collaboration: Partners Hopfner, MOE & Brodsgaard, KLAR
Architect in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Manager: Ole Elkjaer-Larsen, Henrik Poulsen
Project Manager: Finn Norkjaer, Henrik Lund
Team: Dennis Rasmussen, Rune Hansen, Agustin Perez Torres, Annette Jensen, Carolien Schippers, Caroline Vogelius Wiener, Claus Tversted, David Duffus, Hans Larsen, Jan Magasanik, Anders Nissen, Christian Alvarez Gomez, Hjalti Gestsson, Johan Cool, James Duggan Schrader Jakob Lange, Kirstine Ragnhild, Jakob Monefeldt, Jeppe Kiib Marling, Joost Van Nes, Kasia Brzusnian, Broendum Kasper Larsen, Louise Heboell, Maria Sole Bravo, Ole Nannberg, Pablo Labra, Uglvig Pernille Jessen, Peter Rieff, Peter Voigt Albertsen, Peter Larsson, Rasmus Kragh Bjerregaard, Richard Howis, Soeren Lamberts, Eduardo Perez, Ondrej Tichy, Sara Sosio, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Christer Nesvik, Soeren Peter Kristensen, Lacina Karaoz, Marcello Cova, Luis Felipe González Delgado, Janghee Yoo, Lee SunMing
Client: St. Frederikslund Holding
Floor area: 61.000 m2, 476 residences
Year: 2010
Photo: Dragor Luft, Jens Lindhe, Ty Strange

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