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NORDIC OPPORTUNITIES

LIVING ARCHITECTURE


AARHUS

COPENHAGEN

OSLO

Åboulevarden 22 8000 Aarhus C

Njalsgade 17a 2300 Copenhagen S

Sørkedalsveien 6 0369 Oslo

+45 8730 3286 aart@aart.dk

+45 8730 3286 aart@aart.dk

+47 4047 5900 aart@aart.dk


TABLE OF CONTENTS Nordic opportunities 7

Nordic roots 8

The Waterfront 10

The Warehouses 18

Bikuben Student Residence 24

Home for Life 30

Additional projects 37


NORDIC OPPORTUNITIES Creating impact starts with people who look at the world from an opportunity perspective. It starts with people who put themselves in the right position to spot and create opportunities and then explore the routes to turn them into realities. As Nordic architects, this is at the heart of everything we do. Our passion is to see opportunities, shape them and create the perfect setting for bringing them to life. Because we believe that buildings and public spaces should create commercial impact for our clients, while providing people with the opportunities to live healthier, smarter and more connected lives. We thus approach every task with responsiveness, just as we work with ambitious clients and partners to see and open up opportunities. Rather than using predefined styles or methods, we engage with and become involved in each project. We listen to people, analyse the context and put our creative talents to work as we explore and bring to life the opportunities each project holds.

LIVING ARCHITECTURE On the following pages, we have gathered some of our latest and most exciting projects in the field of living architecture that encapsulate our ambition to open up opportunities, each in their own distinct way – ranging from the world’s best residential development according to World Architecture News to a mixed-use development shaped by the sharing economy and a student residence designed with the idea of maximising opportunities for social engagement.

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NORDIC ROOTS – international recognition We are a Nordic architectural firm with offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Oslo contributing to the development of over 500,000 m² in the Nordic countries, from designing buildings and public spaces to working on large-scale urban planning. Since our establishment in 2000, we have gained international recognition for developing architecture that opens up opportunities for people, places and communities. Over the years, we have received several awards, just as our work has been exhibited at several international venues, from the EU Parliament in Brussel to the International Architecture Biennial in Venice. This recognition helps highlight our work to a variety of medias and opinion formers, which is great in terms of opening up new business opportunities for our clients and collaborators.

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THE WATERFRONT

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The Waterfront creates new opportunities to draw city life out to the boundary between Stavanger and the captivating Norwegian landscape with its deep blue fjords, alluring mountains and extensive forests.

The Waterfront has been designed as clear-cut mountains of wood surrounded by a wealth of passages, courtyards and a public promenade that winds around the buildings and extends all the way to Stavanger’s historical city centre. All with a focus on inspiring citizens and tourists to engage with the new waterfront as a natural and vibrant part of town. Daylight and panoramic views are key elements in the design of the Waterfront. For instance, the facades and roof surfaces have been cut diagonally to maximise daylight in all 128 apartments, while the buildings wind along the waterfront to provide a view of both the city and the fjord from all apartments. Add to this that all apartments vary in shape and size, and you have socially sustainable housing that caters to a wide group of residents – families, single people, the young and the elderly.


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The Waterfront winds along the harbour front, just like Stavanger’s row of old buildings winds along the bay.

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CREATING COMMERCIAL IMPACT During the first building phase the apartments sold for an impressive 100 million Norwegian kroner in just a few days.

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Stavanger / Norway

The first building phase was completed in 2014

Kruse Smith

ARCHITECT ARCHITECTS

HONORARY AWARDS

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AART architects Kraftværk

WAN Residential Award 2014 Best on Archilovers 2015 Shortlisted for Plan Awards 2016 Shortlisted for MIPIM Awards 2015

19,500 m² 128 freehold flats

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WATERFRONT THE WAREHOUSES

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The Warehouses create new opportunities to combine residential and commercial units focusing on embracing a modern way of life and injecting activity and diversity into the city, from early in the morning to late in the evening.

The Warehouses are the first combined residential and commercial development built on Aarhus Ă˜, the new harbour front of Aarhus. Inspired by the rapidly growing sharing economy, the Warehouses combine residential and commercial units in new and different ways, thus making them ‘the buildings that never sleep’. The distinctive, diverse development will ooze life and activity, challenging the traditional nine-to-five mindset. It rethinks the relationship between businesses and residents, allowing them to share a wide variety of facilities, including fitness centres, meeting rooms, a canteen and a public roof terrace. During the day, businesses can book shared rooms for meetings, and in the evening, residents can book the same rooms for social events. On weekends, the shared canteen can be converted into a restaurant for the enjoyment of the whole city. The focus is on creating architecture that opens up new opportunities for businesses, residents and the city within a broader perspective.

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SHAPED BY THE SHARING ECONOMY With the tenants owing little and sharing a lot, the Warehouses are the sharing economy made real.

LOCATION

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CLIENT

Aarhus / Denmark

Under construction

Havneinvest

ARCHITECT

ENGINEER

SIZE

AART architects

MOE

35,000 m² combined residential and commercial development

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WATERFRONT THE BIKUBEN STUDENT RESIDENCE


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The Bikuben Student Residence has been designed with the idea of maximising opportunities for social engagement. Because research shows that university life is often marked by loneliness – for one in six students to such an extent that it affects their wellbeing and ability to complete their studies.

In order to fulfil this social vision, the design process entailed working closely with anthropology students from the University of Copenhagen. This resulted in a residence that supports the idea of creating a student community. The residence appears as a cube but is actually a double helix built around an inner courtyard, while towards the city a connected route of terraces twines around the building, escalating to a public roof terrace overlooking the city. The double-helix structure strengthens the connection between the common rooms and the private dorm rooms. This avoids the classic corridor and instead creates an access route to the dorm rooms that becomes a social meeting place. Add to this a wealth of common facilities spread over the entire residence, and you have a living environment where the residents get the opportunity to form new friendships and feel a sense of community with their fellow students.

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CREATING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY Less space for loneliness and more space for community. This is the essence of the Bikuben Student Residence.

LOCATION

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CLIENT

Copenhagen / Denmark

Completed in 2007

Bikubens Kollegiefond

ARCHITECT

HONORARY AWARD

SIZE

AART architects

Copenhagen Municipality Building Award 2007

7,000 m² student residence including 107 dorm rooms

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HOME FOR LIFE

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Home for Life opens new perspectives on sustainable housing. With an electricity meter running backwards and a window area twice the size of that in a traditional single-family house, it sets new standards for healthy living spaces with the environment in mind.

Designed as one of the world’s first ActiveHouses, Home for Life produces more energy than it consumes. Solar cells, solar panels and a wide array of innovative sustainable solutions contribute to the positive energy balance, and with an energy surplus of 9 kWh/m²/ year, the house will have given more back to nature than was used to produce the building materials after just 30 years. Daylight and ventilation are other key factors in the design of the house. The house draws the daylight in from all corners of the world, while integrated sensors measure the temperature, humidity and CO2 in all rooms, and an automatic facade system adapts to the season and draws fresh air into the house. With plenty of daylight and fresh air, it is a house that exudes a surplus of energy – for residents and the house itself.

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DOING GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT With an electricity meter running backwards, Home for Life has a positive impact on the environment.

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CLIENT

Lystrup / Denmark

Completed in 2008

VKR Holding

ARCHITECT

HONORARY AWARD

SIZE

AART architects

Green Good Design Award 2010 Bo Grøn Award 2009

200 m² single family house

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ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

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MUSHOLM

SIZE

Musholm has been designed as one of the world’s most accessible holiday and sports resorts for people with disabilities.

3,200 m² holiday flats and sports facilities

LOCATION

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CLIENT

Korsør / Denmark

Completed in 2015

The Musholm Foundation

ARCHITECT

COLLABORATORS

HONORARY AWARDS

AART architects

BSAA UrbanLAB Keingart Bexcom

Shortlisted for MIPIM Awards 2016 Shortlisted for WAN Awards 2016 Shortlisted for A+ Awards 2016

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TORDENSKIOLD BRYGGE

SIZE

With its terraced building design, Tordenskiold Brygge serves as an oasis in the heart of Fredrikstad.

6,700 m² combined residential and commercial development

LOCATION

STATUS

CLIENT

Fredrikstad / Norway

Under development

Jaca Eindom

ARCHITECT

ENGINEER

PROJECT

AART architects

MOE

100 freehold flats and commercial leases

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AABYEN

SIZE

The villas appear as a coherent neighbourhood with densely built-up spatialities and a beautiful view of the creek and the landscape.

1,080 m² residenital development including five villas

LOCATION

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CLIENT

Grenaa / Denmark

Completed in 2012

Northstar Holding

ARCHITECT

ENGINEER

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

AART architects

LB Consult

AART architects

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NYE

SIZE

Nye originates from a collaboration between Tækker Group and 10 of the leading architectural firms in Denmark, all with the focus on developing a new kind of livable, sustainable town.

650 residences distributed over 220 hectare

LOCATION

STATUS

PROJECT OWNER

Aarhus / Denmark

Under development

Tækker Group

ARCHITECTS AART architects / Dorte Mandrup / BIG / Cebra / Friis & Moltke / Henning Larsen Architects / C. F. Møller / Hune & Elkjær / LOOP Architects / JDS

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GØTEBORG ALLÉ 7

SIZE

By combining the classic block structure with a terraced landscape of public roof gardens, the building provides the setting for a recreational youth community where life will be lived in, between and on top of the housing.

17,000 m² youth housing

LOCATION

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CLIENTS

Aarhus / Denmark

Under development

Konstruct Group Kontiki Holding

ARCHITECT

PROJECT

AART architects

275 student accommodations

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CAMPUS KATRINEBJERG

SIZE

The masterplan transforms the former industrial area into an attractive campus with housing, businesses and research facilities organised around a public campus street.

300,000 m² campus are located in the North part of Aarhus

LOCATION

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CLIENTS

Aarhus / Denmark

Under development

FEAS / Aarhus Kommune / Czaja Holding / NRGI / Menighedsfakultetet Aarhus Fond

ARCHITECT

ENGINEER

PROJECT

AART architects

Niras Cowi

Masterplan including housing, businesses and research facilities

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PHOTO CREDITS Adam Mørk Helene Høyer Mikkelsen Kirstine Mengel Stefan Kai Nielsen Torben Eskerod


We are a Nordic architectural firm with offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Oslo. For over 15 years, we have gained international recognition for developing architecture that opens up opportunities for people, places and communities.


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