Sydhavn, (South Harbour), Copenhagen
2003 - 2008
House in the harbour
A humanist scale
The site is Teglværkshavnen in the Copenhagen Harbour. Large scale, large building volumes and large spaces between buildings.
Qualities at the water’s edge are: the water! the reflections, the long views and the big skies.
However, the entire district appears unstructured. It is wind-swept and dominated by large commercial headquarters.
Our building complex is designed for this context. We attempt to establish a humanist medium scale among the commercial mastodons. A number of precisely defined building volumes with living units that are designed for living and fit into the large-scale surroundings.
Project name: Sømærk
Client: Samvirkende Boligselskaber (SAB) and Finansgruppen Nordic A/S
Location: Sydhavn, (South Harbour), Copenhagen
Date: 2003 - 2008
Number of units: 120 units
Program: Social housing and privately owned apartments, and a community house
Activity: New built
Job type: 1st prize in invited competition
Contact: Jan Albrechtsen, email@example.com
Employees: Ole Halfdan Andersen, Jørn Hovind, Knud Kappel, Bjarne Lade, Marie Granholm and Jens Kristian Seier
Architect: Vandkunsten Architects
Landscape: Vandkunsten Architects
Engineer: Lemming & Eriksson A/S
Contractor: KPC-byg A/S