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Above and below: Cph Highline exterior visualisations.
An office fit for the future If you work in an office block, lift your gaze from the magazine in your hands for one moment and think of your place of work. Unless you are based in Silicon Valley or a cool, creative start-up, chances are your place of work is big, straight and uniform, with little personality and less to inspire. This is the unfortunate convention that Holscher Nordberg contest with their highly individual and creativity inducing 26,000square-metre Cph Highline offices, which will look out across the Copenhagen skyline and sport an entire park on the roof. By Louise Older Steffensen | Photo: Holscher Nordberg | Visualisations: Vismo
Holscher Nordberg’s project designer for Cph Highline, Nora Fossum, took a stand against dull, rectangular office blocks. “We were so unbelievably bored with the long, straight bands of identical windows that denote people’s place of work. We wanted a space that people would actively want to work in. So we thought about the kind of office we’d like ourselves, and hit on social, green and individual.” The building’s zig-zag shape and slanting roof, which begins at the eighth floor and ends on the fourth, immediately sets it apart,
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and the windows gradually decrease or increase in size along different floors to create dynamism and excitement. The
team spent ages perfecting the façade and ended up with a golden expanded aluminium surface which changes with the light and as you move about, keeping the building interesting from any angle. “The offices are located in a very visible place just by one of the main roads into the centre, so we wanted the building to give something back to everyone who passes it as well as those who’ll actively use it,” Fossum explains. “We have extensive experience in residential builds
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