Teglværkshavnen, Copenhagen Harbour
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.
Public access to the ‘water garden’
The houses appear to hover on their columns that are in part connected with the ‘mainland’. The harbour is experienced from the large concrete deck, and several smaller basins are more private landscape elements experienced from the building complex.
Project name: Sømærk
Client: Samvirkende Boligselskaber (SAB) and Finansgruppen Nordic A/S
Location: Teglværkshavnen, Copenhagen Harbour
Gross area: 12.000 m²
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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