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HOUSING


Text & layout:

Arkitema Kommunikation

Photos:

Klaus Bang Asbjørn Haslov (Vesterbro)

3D graphics:

Eyecadcher Media (Kommandantens Gaard; De Fem Søstre; Sluseholmen; Teglholmen Øst; Kanalhusene; Valby Have; Horisonten – Ørestad City)

Cadesign (Skanderborg Bakker)

Arkitema (Slotshusene; Rømø Havn; Bønnerup Strand; Det Flexible Hus – Ørestad City)

Print:

Arco Grafisk A/S

Edition:

1st edition, June 2007 – 300 copies


CONTENTS

Arkitema profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Contents

Åkrogen, Risskov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Kommandantens Gaard, Copenhagen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 De Fem Søstre, Vejle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Vesterbro, Aalborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Tuborg Sundpark, Copenhagen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Skanderborg Bakker, Skanderborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sluseholmen, Copenhagen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Teglholmen Øst, Copenhagen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Chr. X’s Have, Herning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Langelinieparken, Aarhus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Fajancehaven, Copenhagen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Sct. Pouls Have, Holstebro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Kanalhusene, Nykøbing Sjælland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Birkevang, Værløse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Slotshusene, Hørsholm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Faaborg Havnefront, Faaborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Valby Have, Valby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Rømø Havn, Rømø . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Bønnerup Strand, Glesborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Ørestad City, Amager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

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Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


Where will we live?

Later on in life, once the age of retirement has been reached, access to employment ceases to be as important. Consequently, many smaller towns – although they cannot compete with a large and varied selection of workplaces – have had success in offering attractive housing at reasonable prices and with good daily services. The quality of the surroundings is a vital factor when decisions are being made about moving home and set-

In this book, we present a range of very different housing developments. Common to them all, however, is that they all express a holistic approach, whether they are situated in urban or rural environments. Our housing projects are developed in close teamwork between our construction departments and our landscape department, so that at an early stage in the process, we can already consider the interplay between the various architectural dimensions: relationships with the surroundings, the development as a whole, and the individual homes and their outdoor areas. For us, architectural quality does not just mean the aesthetics of the individual building and its expressive appearance; our aim is to design housing which will create meaning for both the residents, the surrounding society and the client. Or to put it another way, we aim to secure a meaningful interplay between the development and its environment. Inwardly, the buildings must provide a backdrop to the intimate private and social life in

the development, while outwardly, the development must relate to and create value for the surrounding society. Arkitema has 35 years of experience in building housing. We have built more than 25,000 dwellings, and have a reputation not just as skilled builders of housing, but as innovators in the housing area. We have for example a long tradition of participating in competitions and in experimental and developmental construction, with the accent on the development and rationalisation of the construction process, and on co-operation processes, living qualities, development of environmental technology, etc. We make our expertise available at all stages in the development of housing projects, and can guarantee inspirational teamwork with both the client and the other players in the construction process.

Per Feldthaus Managing Director

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The forces that influence our choice of home vary throughout our lives. In our youth, educational possibilities and access to urban life play a major role. Employment opportunities continue to pull in the direction of the cities during the many subsequent years, but recently price increases on owneroccupied housing in the cities have been pushing in the opposite direction, thereby giving the smaller urban communities within commuting distance a chance.

tling in a new area. What do we prefer – the attractive power of the cities, the charm of the small towns, or the beauty of natural surroundings?

Preface

Our homes form a significant part of our identities and our lives, and we are placing ever greater demands towards the places in which we live. The home must provide a meaningful background to our existence – depending on our time of life, our financial situation and our personal dreams and desires.


Address: Åkrogen, Risskov · Client: Marselis Ejendomme Size: 18 dwellings, 3,196 m² · Construction: 2006

ÅKROGEN

The general plan is reminiscent of a flock of birds in flight. The houses are slightly staggered in relation to each other, and thereby present themselves as independent buildings.

Superb location with a view of Aarhus Bay The 10-hectare beach park known as Åkrogen is a popular recreational area. From the strand park there is a 180-degree panoramic view of the Mols peninsula, and to the north lies Egå Marina. Over the years, there have been many proposals for this attractive locality, which formerly housed a dance restaurant. In 2003, a local development plan was formulated which called for two small housing complexes to be built, plus a general beautification of the area and the moving of the dyke that protects the area against storm surges. The development’s waterside location and the general plan, under which the houses are arranged in a semi-circle, create a sense of both intimacy and grandeur.

The 18 white houses are tightly composed, but together they create a natural organic whole. A smaller development of 10 dwellings further to the south is on the way, but is still on the drawing-board. The development was declared the winner of the ‘Selected Developments 2006’ competition by the trade journal Byggeri. The judges made the following comments on the selection of Åkrogen: ‘The project is experienced in quite different ways, depending on the viewpoint of the observer. As a result, the development continually presents new experiences. At the same time, however, it emanates a considerable sense of calm.’


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The buildings have a simple and exclusive expression. Externally, the materials have been limited to brick, cement, glass, zinc and teak.


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The houses in Ă…krogen are very much in the Nordic architectural tradition, and as you walk among them you can sense the legacy of Aalto, Utzon and Jacobsen.


The sea view has been enhanced by raising the buildings along a partly pre-existing dyke that runs between the beach and the preserved shoreline areas. The dyke also creates staggered levels, which the houses absorb in the form of a parterre level with a built-in carport and direct access to the home.


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Address: Ny Tøjhuskvarteret, Copenhagen · Client: IS Kommandantens Gaard Size: 186 apartments – 25,000 m² · Construction: 2006

KOMMANDANTENS GAARD

Innovative, but with respect for the location The new urban district of Ny Tøjhus is located on a former military site. The district is structured around two canals which lie to the north and south, respectively. The housing complexes are located near the southern canal, while three office blocks form a screen towards the busy street of Amager Boulevard. Kommandantens Gaard, one of the last developments in the district, is named after the earlier naval building on this site. Kommandantens Gaard differs from the other developments in the Ny Tøjhus district in its consistent block structure, taking the form of a horseshoe which opens towards the district’s linking canal streets. The building thus relates both to the characteristic housing blocks of the nearby Islands Brygge district and to the general plan for the new urban quarter.

The three-winged development surrounds a sunny garden space oriented towards the south-west, with lawns, barbecue areas and playgrounds. This affords residents a delightful private courtyard area, concluding in steps which span the entire breadth of the complex towards the canal street. The innovative aspect of the development lies in its architectural expression, which consciously refers to the industrialised construction process. The facades and design have been refined in relation to the possibilities of building with prefabricated components. The dynamic combination of steel, glass, wooden slats and white balconies gives the facades a contemporary expression, while the prefabricated, specially-fired brick elements harmonise well with the classic Copenhagen apartment buildings of the neighbourhood.


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The varying designs of the balconies on the courtyard and street sides, respectively, are the result of considerations of construction, view, recreational use and privacy. The balconies on the courtyard side are designed for longer periods of use. Concrete partitions here screen off the balconies from their neighbours, but allow a view of the courtyard and the canal through glass front panels. On the street side, the front edges of the balconies are in concrete, providing privacy with respect to the buildings on the other side of the street. The sides are however in glass, permitting residents to observe the comings and goings on the pavements below.


The street side balconies, which are located in an irregular rhythm, give Kommandantens Gaard a light and expressive appearance.


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Address: Vestre Engvej/Boulevarden, Vejle · Client: NCC Construction A/S Size: 240 owner-occupied flats · Construction: 2007-08

DE FEM SØSTRE

Five sisters in Åbyen ‘De fem søstre’ (Five Sisters) form a park-like development in a transition zone between the housing blocks of the town centre and the more open developments towards the open countryside which lie further along Vejle Ådal – close to the town centre, yet peaceful and withdrawn, among leafy surroundings. The development is surrounded on three sides by a mixed development of detached houses and small commercial premises, while the Sønderå river marks the border of the development towards the south. Åbyen is an element in Vejle Municipality’s vision of a unique and coherent urban quarter along the banks of the Sønderå river through Vejle town. The municipality also wishes to see a development in which aesthetic and visual qualities play an important role.

The Five Sisters development consists of five detached 13-storey cylindrical buildings. The ‘sisters’ rise above a meadow area with grass, Scotch roses and tall, sparsely-leaved trees. Between the towers, paths and areas for recreation and play have been laid out. Parking is on the periphery of the development behind a grass bank and beneath dense tree cover, so that residents enjoy an undisturbed view of natural greenery from their apartments. The round form of the buildings helps to create pleasant areas between the towers, and is a suitable form for tall buildings, as it helps to offset the adverse wind effects that tall buildings can otherwise create. The wind is well distributed around the round buildings, and creates a good microclimate between them.


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The round buildings make it possible for the apartments to receive natural light from several sides. Light was an important consideration in the location and design of the apartments.

At first glance, the five round towers may look identical, but on closer inspection, differences appear: small variations which create an exciting interplay in the development and give the buildings the character of sisters – five family members, each with their own individual characteristics.


Seen from outside, the Five Sisters consist of five almost identical round buildings, but if you peel away the balconies, a ‘traditional’ right-angled building is revealed. This combination of round exterior and angled interior gives the buildings a very special character.


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Address: Vesterbro 21 F–G, Aalborg · Client: PKA and Dan-Ejendomme A/S · Size: 28 dwellings – total approx. 2,000 m² Construction: 2004Awards: Received award from the ‘Committee for Architectural Awards in Aalborg’ in 2004.

VESTERBRO

Unusual location in attractive courtyard garden milieu The new housing complex at number 21 F is hidden away in the courtyard of the functionalistic development ‘Enigheden’ in Vesterbro; one of Aalborg city centre’s best-known streets, which also provides a distinctive approach road. Vesterbro was created by linking certain streets during the 1930s in connection with the construction of the Limfjord Bridge, and is one of Scandinavia’s finest functionalist street environments. The new development is an example of an unusual site in the city centre. City-centre sites are relatively rare and expensive, which provides good reason to seek out unused areas. The courtyards of older developments are one example, and offer the potential for an improvement of the existing housing stock. The word ‘courtyard’ can have negative associations in Denmark, but 21 F enjoys an attractive location in a large west-facing courtyard area

between Vesterbro and the cemetery of Almen Kirkegård. A significant quality of the site is the excellent view it offers across the cemetery of Almen Kirkegård, which provides a green area to the west. At the other three points of the compass the site is surrounded by varied developments, including the beautiful yellow-brick functionalist property. The development is thereby well protected from the traffic noise along Vesterbro. Access to the courtyard is exclusively via the 3.5 metre-high archway on Vesterbro. This is where 21 F is located, which, with its simple architectural expression, harmonises well with its surroundings. With a panelling of black-lacquered fibre cement panels, which give it a slightly raw and rustic appearance, the development radiates an awareness of its courtyard location.


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In 2004, the Committee for Architectural Awards in Aalborg awarded the development a prize for its innovative design and use of materials, and for its exploitation of the green location adjacent to Almen Kirkeg책rd.


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The view of the leafy cemetery had a major inuence on the design of the housing complex. The building’s 28 apartments are distributed along two three-storey wings. All of the apartments are on two staggered levels, with the upper and lower apartments sharing the middle storey. These displacements mean that all of the residences have a living-room with large, west-facing windows which provide a view of the evening sun and the beautiful old cemetery.


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The development is designed with black-lacquered facades, combined with glass and galvanised steel on the staircases and balconies. Quality and design were emphasised in the simple and distinctive materials.

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The apartments have separate entrances from the common courtyard area, either directly from the ground oor or via external staircases.


Address: Nokken, Tuborg Havn, Hellerup · Client: Carlsberg Ejendomme / NCC Landscape: SLA Landscape Architects · Size: Approx. 17,000 m² – 130 dwellings · Construction: 2003-07

TUBORG SUNDPARK

Urban apartments surrounded by water In recent years, the former Tuborg brewery site has developed into an exciting and varied urban environment with a mixture of shops, offices and housing. To the east of this, on an island separated from the mainland by a canal, lies a peaceful residential area which has been given the name Tuborg Sundpark. Tuborg Sundpark is yet another pearl in the necklace of developments along the Øresund coast which utilise the water and the view as active players. Of these, the white developments make the greatest impression, both upon the memory and as a contrast to the sea and the green areas inland. Examples of such architectural pearls include the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Skodsborg Sanatorium, Sundpark and in particular Bellavista at Bellevue. Tuborg Sundpark consists of four white, five-storey residential wings which together frame the view of the Sound.

The residences have no rear sides with courtyards or parking spaces, and all of the apartments are oriented towards two prospects: the distant view across the water, and the nearby view of the gardens. Road access to the island is via a bascule bridge at the end of Tuborg Havnevej. Pedestrians can use the pathway running alongside the Sound, and enter the island via a suspension bridge across a shallow canal. The buildings and the gardens are elevated in relation to the roadway, and are surrounded by a beech hedge which separates the private area of the complex from the ‘public space’ – the harbour promenade that runs around the island’s periphery. The garden is a green, modelled landscape with clumps of tall pines that create fine spatial experiences, together with cherry trees whose white blossoms form a fragile contrast to their dark trunks.


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The facades alternate between glass sections and white-painted brick. The large glass panels on the balconies are recessed in relation to the white-painted brick facades. This alternation between light and heavy facade sections creates variation and gives the facades a highly graphic appearance.

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Access to the apartments is via a glass panoramic lift or staircase, both of which descend right down to the underground car park, where each apartment has its own private parking space.


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All living-rooms receive natural daylight from two points of the compass. The living-rooms have glass panels from oor to ceiling, and thereby provide an uninterrupted view of the horizon and coastline.


Address: Skanderborg Bakker, Skanderborg · Client: Sjælsø Gruppen Size: 34 ha. – approx. 700 dwellings · Construction: 2007-2008

SKANDERBORG BAKKER


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New urban district in beautiful natural surroundings The Skanderborg Hills development enjoys a unique location in the undulating landscape high above the town of Skanderborg, with a view of the town, the lake and the Illerup Valley. The development in the area is divided into smaller units, forming separate ‘villages’ in the town. Each unit has its own individual architectural design, and thereby possesses a unique identity. The development will be built in a total of 10 phases. Between the units, the original landscape will be retained, providing a beautiful view of Skanderborg Lake. The extensive lawns will form common open spaces and ‘playgrounds’ for the respective developments. The development will allow residents to

fulfil their dream of living in their own house, while at same time enjoying neighbourly relations and the use of common facilities. The landscape falls away towards the south. The 5-6 tallest tower blocks are thus located in the northernmost part of the area, while the development to the south comprises two and three-storey terraced and detached houses. The different building heights and types of housing serve partly to emphasise the sloping landscape, and partly to secure the unique views – not just of Skanderborg Lake, but also of the landscape to the north. Neighbourhood shopping facilities and a forest kindergarten are also planned for the area.


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AllĂŠhusene The AllĂŠhusene (Avenue Houses) development consists of terraced houses on one side of the road and semi-detached houses on the other, providing views of the landscape between the houses. Residents of the Avenue Houses can balance privacy and communality as they wish. The houses are not built row upon row like traditional terraced houses, but rather as independent buildings which are staggered in relation to the landscape.

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AllĂŠhusene phase III


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Højlandshusene Højlandshusene (the Upland Houses) rise up at the top of the hills, where, with a building height of approximately 20 metres, they emphasise the plateau-like character of the area. The staggered facades create sheltered balconies which are large enough to hold family dinners or cultivate herbs and owers.


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Dalhusene Dalhusene (the Valley Houses) form two rows of dwellings surrounding a valley, with facilities for recreation and play. The houses’ private gardens and terraces offer views of either the forest or the landscape.


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Søhusene Søhusene (the Lake Houses) lie in the southernmost part of Skanderborg Bakker, and exploit to the full the fantastic view of the lake. The Lake Houses are in two types. By equipping the southernmost Lake Houses with split levels, a fine degree of interplay is achieved between the houses and the terrain, while at the same time securing the view from the northernmost houses to the lake. In the northernmost houses, residents are provided a view of the lake from the south-facing roof terraces located on top of the car ports. The south-facing houses provide the split levels with exciting plan solutions and good living qualities. From the houses’ arrivals area, you can either descend into a ground-floor level, or ascend to the first floor, where the living area provides a view of the lake. The buildings are designed to ensure optimum views for each house – both from inside the house and from the large terraces.


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Address: South Harbour, Copenhagen · Master plan: Arkitema and Sjoerd Soeters Size: 800 dwellings: 85,000 m², business property: 50,000 m² · Construction: 2005-2007

SLUSEHOLMEN

Vibrant canal community in former industrial area The close link between buildings and water creates an exceptional residential milieu in the new canal community of Sluseholmen. Not only is the new residential district surrounded by the water of the South Harbour, but the area is also criss-crossed by new canals. The quarter consists of eight islands of homes, in which the buildings stand close together, forming coherent blocks around sheltered courtyard areas. The overall master plan for the South Harbour area arose in a joint project between Copenhagen Port, Copenhagen Municipality and the acclaimed Dutch urban planning architect

Soeters Van Eldonk Ponec Architecten. The plan is based on Soeters’ experience of planning the ‘Java Island’ development in Amsterdam, with added inspiration from ‘Borneo Island’, also in Amsterdam. Arkitema developed the master plan and laid down the architectural guidelines for Sluseholmen, in close collaboration with Soeters Van Eldonk Ponec Architecten, Copenhagen Municipality, Copenhagen Port and the clients. Arkitema also developed the concept for the shell structures. To emphasise the diversity and variety of the quarter, a number of different architectural firms were invited to design the individual houses.


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The development expresses an innovative diversity, with modern facade styles reflecting the influence of several different architects. An atmosphere of natural organic growth is created, without nostalgia.

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The large courtyard areas in the blocks form green oases, offering neighbourhood quadrangles in which residents can organise common areas for relaxation and play. Here there is room for a rose garden, a swimming pool or a small private vegetable garden.

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The individual houses stand out through their considerable diversity, in the manner of Copenhagen vernacular architecture from around 1900, and residents will to a large extent perceive themselves as living in their ‘own’ homes.


Address: South Harbour, Copenhagen · Client: Sjælsø Gruppen A/S · Master plan: Arkitema and Soeters Van Eldonk Ponec Architecten Size: Plottage 135,415 m² · Commercial and residential area: 37,475 m² · Construction: 2006-2012

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A living urban neighbourhood in a former industrial harbour In co-operation with Copenhagen Port, Teglholmen will be developed into an area with businesses, shops and approximately 1,350 residential units. The eastern part of Teglholmen was original a low-water area, reclaimed in the 1920s to create room for new industry. The industrial harbour is now long gone, and in recent times the area has been characterised by busy activity in the new office buildings during daylight hours and stillness at night. But now Teglholmen, like its neighbour Sluseholmen, will become an attractive canal community with an inner harbour and marina, schools, daycare institutions and sports facilities: in other words, all the diversity that characterises a living urban district. A green wedge with the character of a town park will bisect the Teglholmen district, ending in a harbour basin with mooring spaces which will form a central recreational area. The eastern part of Teglholmen will be a canal milieu. Four-storey canal houses will be erected alongside the canals, while a seven-storey row of houses will stand by the harbour entrance. The facade expressions will be varied to emphasise the experience

of a diverse urban area with many different types of housing. The width of the canals and the size of the individual blocks are designed to admit the largest possible amount of light to the courtyards of the individual complexes, in relation to their heights. There are many ‘cosy and intimate’ urban spaces in the area, where people can wander to see what lies around the next corner. The first stage of the project is being built in a co-operative venture between Arkitema, Baumschlager & Eberle and Vandkunsten. The district’s original strong identity as an active harbour area is preserved through the use of robust and rustic cladding materials on the quays, squares and streets. Old, beautifully-patinated cobbles are recycled and combined with asphalt, iron, hardwood and cement to secure a coherent and attractive urban space with a high level of quality. The goal has been to create a vibrant urban space with aesthetic value for its residents, as well as a formal adaptation for the relevant areas which will last well into the future.


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Address: Kærmindevej/ Farvergårdvej/Gullestrupvej and Bellisvej, Herning · Client: Kuben Size: 38 housing association dwellings (plottage 6,537 m²) · Construction: 2006

CHR. X’S HAVE

Gentle harmonisation The terraced housing development of Chr. X’s Have (King Christian X’s Garden) lies in a peaceful quarter with mature gardens and old trees, located within walking distance of Herning Town Centre. A decision by Herning Urban Council to demolish an old hall of residence has made this attractive site available for development in the central part of the town. The site is surrounded on three sides by detached houses, while the College of Social and Health Care and its car park adjoins the fourth side. King Christian X’s Garden harmonises gently with the scale of its surroundings – both the single-family houses and the rather larger educational buildings. The development’s 38 dwellings are distributed among six wings, which to-

gether form a distinctive backdrop to the surrounding roads. This backdrop defines the development outwardly as a coherent whole, while inwardly providing security and intimacy. The western part of the site includes two buildings with single-storey terraced houses which relate both to the internal approach road and Farvergårdvej. Towards the west lie four rows of two-storey houses at right-angles to the internal road. The rows of houses here are separated by small courtyard gardens. The development harmonises gently with the area’s existing qualities. Existing and new trees reinforce the development’s bordering effect towards the streets and continue the urban qualities of the neighbourhood. Another motif is the use of bricks, which also characterises the older detached houses in the vicinity.


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In King Christian X’s Garden, brickwork is used in the form of brick tiling and bricked chimneys, giving the facades a relieflike appearance. The windows are recessed into the facades to underline their relief-like character. This is also emphasised by the distinctive roof eaves, which protect the facades and help to provide shade from the sun.


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The distinctive skylights in the single-storey houses are clad with zinc, as are the trellis-like coverings of the terraces on the western side.

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All of the dwellings enjoy close contact between the indoor and outdoor areas. Access to the open air is provided in the form of terraces/courtyard gardens or balconies.


Address: Langelinie 1-3, Aarhus C · Client: Langelinieparken II I/S Size: 69 dwellings, 8,350 m² · Construction: 2004

LANGELINIEPARKEN

In dialogue with a famous functionalist building Langelinieparken enjoys an exceptional location in Aarhus. The building, which comprises the second stage of the development, creates a transition zone between the city and the woodland and coastal area of Riis Forest. From Riis Forest the terrain falls away dramatically towards the south, emphasised by the functionalist building of Klintegården, which is located on a raised spot and ‘detached’ from the landscape. Langelinieparken has been designed to create an architectural interplay with Klintegården.

The second stage of Langelinieparken lies at the foot of Klintegården and stretches along the marina, with its wooden yachts, etc. The residents receive the full benefit of the unique and undisturbed view of the marina, the bay and the Mols peninsula. Towards the water, the building offers a calm and stringent facade which emphasises the course of the bicycle and pedestrian path along the coastline from Riis Forest to the city centre.


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In architectural terms, the building relates to the distinctive Klinteg책rden development. Bulgarian limestone, large glass panels and teak characterise the bright building, which is peaceful and discreet, and harmonises naturally with its surroundings.


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All of the apartments have broad balconies and large glass panels, which provide the living-rooms with plentiful natural light and views. Residents on the ground oor also enjoy good views, as the building’s underground car park functions as a base that supports the building.

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A frame of light, natural stone deďŹ nes the overall building body towards the waterfront.


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The protruding facade sections on the entrance side identify and protect the entrances.


Address: Sdr. Fasanvej/Smallegade, Frederiksberg · Client: Sjælsø Gruppen General plan: Juul & Frost · Size: 77 dwellings · Construction: 2006

FAJANCEHAVEN

New development in historic locality Fajancehaven is one of many developments in the Porcelain Garden, a new district in the city which, as its name implies, originally housed the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, built in 1883.

been built. The combination of fine old details recalling the past of the site and new details and functions helps to give a very special atmosphere to the area, which is linked via pathways to Frederiksberg Gardens.

This beautiful area with its former workshops, owner’s mansion and homes for pensioned workers will be developed into a living district with a mixture of housing, commerce, education and research functions.

Fajancehaven is one of the new developments in the Porcelain Garden. We have drawn inspiration from the historical and architectural values of the former industrial zone and its close proximity to Frederiksberg Gardens.

The chance to create new buildings on a historical site is a rare opportunity, and our aim has been to show respect for the qualities of the locality by preserving whatever it has been possible to preserve. Buildings worthy of preservation have been converted to modern homes and offices, and where this has not been possible, new ones have

Fajancehaven is a right-angled building in yellow brick, enclosing a large south-facing garden area which is visually continuous with Frederiksberg Gardens. A distinguished existing town house designed by Anton Rosen has been incorporated in the garden.


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On the street side, the building presents a classical facade which, together with the existing buildings, forms the backdrop to the urban space. Our goal is for the facades to express a contemporary interpretation of the classical architecture of the industrial zone, and create a dynamic dialogue between the new and the old.


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An extra storey in glass has been inserted beneath the roof, giving the roof a oating appearance and producing a very light overall impression. The two-level penthouse apartments on this oor enjoy a fantastic view.


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The facade on the garden side is open, with large windows and terraces and balconies which are recessed into the facade, so that residents can sit outdoors – even in rainy weather – and enjoy the prospect of the garden.


Address: Enghaveskr氓ningen, Holstebro 路 Construction: 2005 Size: 33 dwellings, approx. 3,800 m虏 路 Client: Kuben Byg A/S

SCT. POULS HAVE


Dramatic location in Holstebro town centre

On the eastern part of the site, detached from the three-wing development, is a smaller annex which houses two three-level homes. Two public passages which provide short cuts for citizens from Danmarksgade to the Enghave area have been incorporated into the complex, and thereby into the southern part of the town centre, to the beneďŹ t, not just of the development, but also of the district as a whole.

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A complex urban location, which has been solved with a development that possesses two widely differing faces: towards Danmarksgade the development is subdued and in harmony with the street’s other town houses, while towards Enghave it presents a dramatic appearance with sloping gables which appear almost to oat above the slope.

Sct. Pouls Have is a three-winged development enclosing a deep, funnelshaped courtyard area which affords a view of the town to the south.

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Sct. Pouls Have lies in the heart of Holstebro, on a dramatically sloping site stretching from the classic market town street of Danmarksgade to the Enghave area, which has a somewhat larger scale and less of an urban character, with a large public car park, shopping area and waterworld.


To the south, the development appears to oat above the slope – an impression underscored by the sloping gables, equipped with large windows to capture the valuable view.


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The architecture has been inspired by a simple , Nordic style of construction. White-plastered facades create a light expression, contrasted by wooden shutters and panels of coloured clinker.


A principal theme is the dialogue between the housing and its surroundings. On the courtyard side are large windows, terraces and balconies where you can relax in contact with the surroundings.

On the street side, the development forms a part of the varied street scene of Danmarksgade. The building expresses itself in a contemporary style, but reproduces several motifs that are familiar in the street, including gateways and bays. The vertical glass elements continue up over the rooine to form dormer windows, providing so to speak a new interpretation of the traditional window bay.


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Address: Havnevej 25, Nykøbing Sjælland · Client: Frederiksberg Ejendomme Size: 3,800 m² · Construction: 2007

KANALHUSENE


Islands of housing in old canal harbour

The maritime atmosphere has been retained to a very great extent; not only are the houses surrounded on three sides by water, but you can even moor a boat right beside your home, and there is a fantastic view of the fjord.

The presence of the water can be sensed everywhere – both as a visual element and in the form of beautiful reflections, sea air and gentle lapping sounds from the residents’ own mooring spots.

The development is an element in the transformation of the old market town harbour into a lively and recreational environment with year-round housing, holiday homes, cafés, shops and artists’ workshops.

The islands are ‘moored’ to the shore by a parking strip and a row of trees along Havnevej. From here, access to the housing islands is via narrow moles along the east-west oriented canals.

The Canal Houses create an urban transition zone between the harbour and the town, and refer, through their design and their right-angled orienta-

Each home has an intimate and private courtyard garden, as well as a south-facing water patio that practically hovers above the water.

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tion to the canal basin, to the original buildings at the slip in the old harbour. The canals pass between the six islands of housing, weaving together the land and the water.

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The Canal Houses have been built on six newly-constructed islands in the old canal basin in the harbour of Nykøbing Sjælland.


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The close contact with the water also provides associations with the houseboats moored at the quay.


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Each home consists of a white cube and a wooden-slatted ‘lantern’ – a two-storey tall element which creates exciting light effects in both storeys of the house. The composition, materials and design all help to emphasise the maritime expression.


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Address: Lille Hareskov, Værløse · Client: P.T. Foss ApS Size: 6 dwellings – plottage: approx. 2,900 m²; residential area: 862 m² · Construction: 2006

BIRKEVANG

Woodside houses A beautiful natural site with tall trees and a dramatic – by Danish standards – seven-metre drop in the terrain from south to north, plus a view of a small lake; this is the picturesque setting of the small development of Birkevang in Lille Hareskov. The development consists of two rows of houses, carefully located on the site so as to preserve a large area of untouched forest floor, including the large clearing which forms the development’s unifying common area. Rhythmic displacements in the two rows of houses define niches and zones for private life; examples are

the small south-west-facing courtyard gardens, which receive the sun both morning and afternoon. The north of the sloping site offers the best views of the ravine, woods and lake, respectively. Accordingly, we have chosen to work with open areas and light-permeated houses, so that residents can benefit from the fantastic view from the main living-rooms. The house rows are positioned so as to ensure that everyone can share in the view. One row lies on the uppermost part of slope, with a view across the row further down.


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In the lowest houses, the sloping terrain is utilised to create a parterre level for a garage.


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Birkevang’s architectural expression is inspired by the play of shadows and luminous birch trunks in the woods. There are precise pillars and chimneys in bright brickwork which give the facades a relief-like appearance and create a varied play of shadows across them, and large bright brick surfaces, where the sunlight through the treetops creates beautiful reections.


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Address: Kokkedals All茅, H酶rsholm 路 Client: KPC-Byg and JM Danmark Size: 104 dwellings 路 Construction: 2007

SLOTSHUSENE


Houses interwoven with nature These dwellings, Slotshusene, in Hørsholm lie on a sloping site with a view of the open landscape and Kokkedal Castle. The development takes the form of a chain, the links of which weave the houses and nature together to form a whole. Efforts have also been made to differentiate the outdoor areas. The residents can meet in the town’s public areas, or gather at the local squares, while the homes and the screened-off outdoor areas are the setting of the residents’ private lives.

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Hørsholm Municipality’s older areas of terraced housing offer several living qualities, a kind of aesthetic humanism, which has been our inspiration for Slotshusene – realised through a contemporary architectural form language.


Towards the east and south, the chain has small kinks which allow the open landscape to inďŹ ltrate the heart of the estate. Here there is no clearlydeďŹ ned boundary between the housing and the countryside; you feel that you are living in an open landscape. Towards the north and west, the development forms a distinctive back towards the surrounding roads. The chain is a complete entity, but in its movement it divides the development into smaller enclaves. The individual pearls of the chain have been carefully located in relation to the view and the terrain, ensuring that all of the houses obtain their fair share of the view. The individual dwellings are staggered in relation to each other, emphasising their individual character. The houses all fall into one of two categories: two-storey terraced houses, or single-storey courtyard garden houses.


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The light grey brick facades and garden walls form a sculptural sequence, while the distinctive ‘periscopes’, with their darker grey cladding, reinforce the development’s sculptural qualities.


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All of the dwellings offer unique views with differing experiences, which helps to underline the special character of the homes.

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The east-facing houses offer a prospect of the wide, open landscape and golf course.


Address: Faaborg Havnefront, Faaborg 路 Client: DTE A/S Size: 2,000 m虏 路 Construction: 2004-08

FAABORG HAVNEFRONT


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The project consists of ďŹ ve independent developments, of which two have so far been built. Our general plan for Faaborg Havnefront also encompasses proposals for a harbour square, a harbour park and a public waterfront promenade. One of the two completed developments consists of two multi-storey houses linked by a raised plateau.


Wooden houses emphasise the maritime atmosphere The aim is to retain the open-plan nature of the waterfront as a contrast to the adjacent town centre with its picturesque town houses. This will also preserve the view of the sea from the old waterfront.

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For this reason, the development consists of detached buildings, several of which have been inspired by traditional warehouses, and which do not close themselves off from their surroundings with private and sharply demarcated gardens.

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Like many other small Danish ports, Faaborg Harbour has undergone a decline in recent years, with decreasing fishing activities and goods traffic, and the closure of the ferry route to the German town of Gelting. However, Faaborg Municipality has succeeded in reversing the negative trend; once the through traffic had been by-passed around the harbour, the way was open for an expansion of the urban environment out into the vacated harbour areas, where several warehouses and ticket offices, etc., had been demolished.


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The powerful beams which form railings along the balconies and elsewhere function as external slats in front of the windows, emphasising the form and identity of the houses. At the same time, the beams atmospherically ďŹ lter the light and create a distinctive play of shadows along the facades.

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The other development lies in a quiet corner of the area at the extreme east end, and consists of two-storey terraced houses.


The terraced houses have south-facing patios just a few metres from the water’s edge. The private outdoor areas are divided off by stretched canvas fences, which helps to underline the maritime atmosphere.

The main structure consists of solid wood elements, providing optimal internal climate conditions and good exibility to allow for future alterations of the individual dwellings. The use of materials such as wood, glass, asphalt board and zinc further underlines the contrast between the

new buildings and the brick and plaster houses of the old town. The new forms and expression also consciously emphasise the new use of the harbour area, and ensure that it emanates a real waterfront atmosphere.


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Address: Gammel Køge Landevej, Valby · Client: Sjælsø Gruppen Size: 300 dwellings · Construction: 2005-2007

VALBY HAVE

A good neighbourhood environment Many former industrial zones in the Copenhagen area are currently being transformed into modern residential areas. Now it is the turn of the old F.L. Smidth site, bordered by the streets Gammel Køge Landevej and Vigerslev Allé. Valby Gardens are situated in the southern part of the area and have been given a key location in the plan, halfway between the square of Toftegaards Plads and the new Ring Line station linking the suburb with Copenhagen city centre. The development consists of apartment blocks and terraced houses. The apartment blocks are located on the periphery of the area towards

Gammel Køge Landevej, with the terraced houses behind them. This creates a transition zone between the built-up urban area and the more suburban Valby. Adjacent to the Ring Line, a multi-storey car park will be erected to supplement the area’s parking facilities and act as a buffer against train noise. In the middle of Valby Gardens lies the common green area which will become the area’s focal point. The development will also be linked by consistent landscaping, and will acquire the character of a mini-town within the city, providing residents with room to express themselves and a strong local identity.


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Kirsebærparken (The Cherry Park) These terraced houses in Valby Gardens resemble town houses, in a development reminiscent of Copenhagen association housing, such as the well-known ‘Potato Rows’ and Medical Association houses. The terraced houses are narrow, but three storeys tall, to make optimum use of the available space. Each house has a garden area on one side – a mini-garden within Valby Gardens – which affords an area for

private and peaceful outdoor relaxation, while on the other side there is a well-designed arrivals area which provides social contact with the remainder of the development. Each individual home is screened off from the common areas by a timber-clad shed and low bushes. The terraced houses are especially attractive to young families, who thereby gain the chance to live in their own house with a small garden.


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These blocks of multi-storey housing are five storeys tall and surround welldefined courtyard areas with lawns and playgrounds, where residents can socialise with their neighbours.

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Address: Skansen/Sønder Frankel, Havneby, Rømø · Client: Kuben Byg A/S Size: – 72 dwellings and shops, plottage 27,793 m² · Construction: 2007-09

RØMØ HAVN


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A number of building rows with shops and apartments will be erected along the main street of the town. The atmosphere here is akin to an idyllic fishing village.

Nature tells the stories

Located mid-way along the Wadden Sea, Romø Harbour offers unique natural surroundings. Nature here is in continuous movement: to the south and southeast the sea can be seen, laying bare the tidal meadow on the ebb tide and then returning to cover it all once again. There are panoramic views of the Wadden Sea, with its seals, gigantic flocks of birds and the famous ‘Black Sun’ phenomenon, when hundreds of thousands of starlings dance in the evening sun. The heath area to the north is clad in crimson in late summer and autumn. To the east there is access to the harbour, with its very special and peaceful island harbour atmosphere. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to build in Rømø Harbour, and our goal is to give something back in the form of both urban and natural values. Our

vision for the development at Rømø Harbour is to allow the unique natural environment to tell its own stories. The buildings relate respectfully to these stories, and thereby provide the landscape with the best possible conditions in which to express itself. In return, the coming residents will receive a vast wealth of unique experiences of nature. At the site, we interweave the local landscape motifs to form a natural mosaic. Heather in shades of white, red and violet is in bloom from July to October, forming a beautiful contrast to the dark pine trees. The otherwise flat landscape is broken by blue lyme grass and undulating sand, just as in the inland dunes of the island. The dunes create space and identity, but you can also see across them, climb them or play in them. The landscape mosaic resembles a continuous wall-

to-wall carpet stretching between the development’s dividing elements. The overall design of the development is intended to provide aesthetic and natural qualities. We have also consciously considered how the development relates to its immediate surroundings. The development’s border to the west is intended to help create an atmosphere like that of the cosy main street of a fishing village. At the southern edge of the development, a new publicly-accessible promenade forms part of a larger system of public paths. To the east, a belt of pines has been planted to form a screen towards Øster Havnevej and provide spatial qualities to the road. The development itself, on the other hand, is open towards the heath landscape to the north.


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The Coast Houses lie on the very edge of the development, right beside the promenade, overlooking the Wadden Sea. They reinforce the feeling of living in the border zone between culture and nature. The Marsh Houses behind them are grouped in a more random structure on the landscape ‘carpet’.


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In the houses, all private life takes place on the second floor. While the experience of the view and the fertile roof gardens belongs to the private sphere, the life that flourishes down in the landscape has a more social and public character. The reversed houses are turned and displaced – in relation to each other, the sun and the view. This ensures that each individual building receives the best possible view, and ensures privacy. The houses stand on sturdy pillars to protect them against storm surges, and are decorated in a combination of white and black. The strong black and white contrast is also characteristic of many of the region’s birds, such as the oystercatcher and merganser.


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Address: Bønnerup Strand, Glesborg · Client: Nørredjurs Municipality and local plot owners · Project development Kuben Byg A/S Size: Approx. 270 summer cottages, total approx. 72.8 hectares · Construction: 2006-07

BØNNERUP STRAND

Summer cottages area with landscape themes The area around Bønnerup Strand is a varied landscape. The high west-facing slope, on the northernmost part of the site, offers a sea view in several places, while from the lower, slightly undulating ground to the south there is a view of open countryside. The landscape variations are emphasised by distinctive hedges that bisect the site, as well as by three preserved prehistoric monuments and a meadow area. The landscape thus encompasses various different spaces and identities. Our strategy has been to highlight the natural assets of the location by reinforcing existing landscape characteristics and adding new motifs. The varied landscape and the distinctive hedges have given inspiration to divide the area into less obvious units, in which the character of the surrounding landscape provides soul – not just for the individual areas, but also right inside the individual houses.

A key element in the general plan is the green belt, where we encounter several of the site’s natural assets, including the prehistoric monuments, the meadow area, etc. The existing hedges are both the area’s most important landmarks and a structural element in the general plan. These have been extended and shaped to encompass various functions. The area has been divided into four landscapes, each with its own theme: the Slope, the South Meadow, the Forest Edge and the Forest. These themes are derived from the areas’ various orientations, topography, views, natural elements, etc. The aim is to ensure that all residents will have natural qualities at close hand – irrespective of where they live in the development. The residents will live in an area with an exceptional identity, as reflected in the housing types, which tell a story that relates to the landscape theme.


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The Forest In the eastern part of the site, woods have been planted with pine and birch trees to create a sense of intimacy, as well as to provide shelter and divide off the area from the open fields to the east. The trees have been planted in straight rows, allowing sunlight to reach the forest floor. The Forest houses are characterised by being raised up one storey above

the forest floor, so that you live among the treetops. At the top of the house is a roof terrace, where residents can come up above the treetops to enjoy the view. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, the private outdoor area can take the form of wooden decking around the house.


The surrounding hedges turn the Forest Edge into an intimate landscape area, and this sense of intimacy is reinforced by the new motif, the round birch groves, which bring a highly sculptural character to the clearing.

The houses in the clearing are grouped around the birch groves. The clearing in the birch groves forms a common arrival area for the whole estate – a kind of local square in which people encounter their neighbours in a natural way. These houses are characterised by being narrowest at the arrivals area from the birch grove, and broader further in towards the private site.

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The Forest Edge, which stretches from north to south, is a relatively at area.

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The Slope Characteristic of the north-western part of the site is the sloping terrain and the fine view it offers of the sea and the landscape. The aim here is for the houses to work together with the slope. The Slope houses consist of two staggered storeys, of which the lowest and largest floor is partly dug into the slope, while the uppermost floor looks

out across the slope like a periscope. This ensures that all of the houses have a view across the house in front. The collaboration of the houses with the slope is emphasised by concealing the lowest floor of the houses beneath a grass roof. The uppermost part provides access to an outdoor area on the grass-covered roof surface.


owners will define and establish their own outdoor areas like cuttings in the willow belt. The ideal for the Meadow houses is a kind of controlled DIY process. A regular flat roof will be provided beforehand, under which residents can freely arrange the building volumes as they choose.

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The north-western part of the area is characterised by a large flat area sloping gently towards the south, with a view of the open fields. The aim here is to retain the sense of openness and the impression of a continuous belt of vegetation with knee-high willow scrub. The site is divided into large regular plots, where the individual

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Parkhusene · Horisonten · Det Flexible Hus

ØRESTAD CITY

Tall and dense metropolitan development A new residential area is under development in Ørestad City around the central town park, which will be the district’s oasis. The town park is roughly the same size as the city’s existing Ørsted Park: 180 metres broad and 450 metres long.

Ørestad City is characterised by recreational qualities: park areas and water in the form of canals and mirror pools that link the Ørestad district from north to south. To the immediate west lies the nature preserve of Amager Fælled, where a golf course is planned.

The complex encloses the northern and southern sides of the town park in a manner reminiscent of Central Park in New York.

The metropolitan aspects are also reflected in the large scale of the housing complexes, in terms of both height and density. The vision is an architectural whole, and the local development plan for the area consequently contains a number of guidelines for the height and design of the residential blocks.

The area will acquire the character of a super-modern metropolis. To the east is the elevated section of the Copenhagen Metro, with trains every five minutes taking shoppers to the Field’s shopping centre immediately south of the development. To the north lies the conference venue Bella Center. The location is close to the airport, motorway links, etc.

Arkitema has been responsible for three of the developments that surround the town park: Parkhusene (The Park Houses), Horisonten (The Horizon) and Det Flexible Hus (The Flexible House).


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Parkhusene Address:

Ørestads Boulevard/ Arne Jacobsens Allé Client: Lejerbo and Aktiv Gruppen Holding A/S Size: 172 dwellings (31 non-profit dwellings, 141 housing association and owner-occupied dwellings) 15,100 m². Construction: 1st stage 2006

The Parkhusene development enjoys a prominent position on a north-westfacing corner site. Parkhusene is a three-winged development which comprises the northernmost half of a block. The southern half is an office building.

Parkhusene consists of three building volumes, varying in height from seven to eleven storeys. Between the volumes are gaps 30 metres tall which have the appearance of rock crevices. The facades, in sand-coloured concrete slabs, produce a complex graphic impression, partly because of the horizontal bands at various heights, and partly due to the rhythmic pattern of window assemblies with aluminium frames. All of this helps to provide a level of detail which places the large scale of the development in relief.


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Horisonten Address: Client: Size:

C.F. Møllers Allé Pension Danmark 182 dwellings, divided between rented and owneroccupied dwellings Construction: 2006-07

Some of the facades are in white, while others are faced in reddishbrown or sand-coloured bricks. There are floor-to-ceiling windows in some areas, while elsewhere there are large, open balconies.

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The complex is composed of different volumes which help to reduce the large scale to a smaller and clearer level. The volumes vary between six and twelve storeys in height, with the tallest volume marking the development’s corner.

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Horisonten, situated at the north-west corner of the town park, possesses an extremely varied architectural expression.


Det Flexible Hus Address: C.F. Møllers Allé Client: Kuben Size: 126 dwellings Construction: 2007

In Det Flexible Hus, the exterior reflects a highly varied interior, as the basic form of the residential units can be adapted and changed to match the requirements of individual residents. This flexibility exists on several levels. We have developed a rational construction system which allows residents a great deal of freedom to organise and set their own stamp on

their homes – without compromising the spatial and architectural qualities. All of the apartments possess a basic form which can be extended, varied or adapted in widely differing ways. The simple plan solution can be arranged in several alternative ways: the apartment can be extended with extra rooms, and residents can choose a split-level apartment, or decide to give the balcony a glass covering. Det Flexible Hus is eight storeys tall, alternating with eleven and twelvestorey towers.


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ARKITEMA

Architecture that creates value No matter whether we are designing a canal community in Copenhagen, a giant hospital in China or a cultural centre in Iceland, our aim is always to create value; value for those who will live in the canal houses; value for the staff, patients and relatives who use the hospital; value for the guests and staff of the cultural centre, etc. Moreover, we also aim to ensure that our buildings create value for the surrounding society. For us, the key word is teamwork. We can only achieve our goals by combining our professional expertise with insight into the role and meaning of the architecture for the people who will use it and be affected by it. This means that, as consultants, we must place a high priority on creating a good framework for our working relations with the users and clients. We are proud of our reputation as an architectural firm that manages to combine informality with professionalism.

We have built a great deal of housing over the past 35 years, and have contributed to progress in Danish housing construction. We also build schools, commercial properties, hospitals, cultural institutions, factories, traffic infrastructure etc., in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, China, Russia and elsewhere. But irrespective of the location or the type of building, we always take a holistic approach; we involve designers, landscape architects and other experts, both internal and external, to enrich and enhance the project. Arkitema was founded in 1969 by five architects who were already winning competitions in their student days, and who became known as 'the golden boys'. Today, the ownership has been extended to 13 partners, and the number of staff has grown to around 275 employees, working in design studios in the cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen, respectively. Furthermore Arkitema has representative offices i Stockholm and Beijing.


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