On Trælastholmen’s construction site 2.01 + 2.02, we want to build a commercial building of approx. 8,000 m2 on 5 floors + attic with technology, outdoor living and orangeries. The house’s program is configured so that the large unifying functions are arranged on the ground floor, with the most active along the facades towards the inviting edge zones, Nordhavns plads and Århusgadekrydset. On the other floors, distribution and offices are placed with high room height and transparency through large windows, which give the workplaces good daylight conditions and at the same time illustrate the house’s internal dynamics for the surroundings. The facades of the house are characterized by a frame motif with high, slender tiled frames that protrude at an angle to the direction of the house.
The facades are mainly clad with large cladding tiles in shades of brown and red. The frame motif in the facades gives an expression with high reliefs and the tiled frames add to the house a “verticality” and a division of the facade stretch into fixed rhythms. The angles of the frames on the direction of the construction site provide a large number of urban space-creating niches, along the facade on the ground floor, which are utilized for living and planting. The facades are clad with a beautiful copper-like sheet material, in conjunction with the window panes. In the tender material and in the local plan, it is a requirement that the two fields have a clear façade change and height jump. These two architectural elements are achieved through the sloping ends of the facade frames upwards which jump approx. 4 meters up and down. The house’s many sloping angles on the roof create a reference to the Århusgade district’s old houses shed roof and at the same time enter into a dialogue with several of the new projects such as ‘The 5 brothers’. The actual facade change is made across an intermediate building, where the facade frames on construction site 2.02 are a reflection of the facade frames on construction site 2.01. The glass-clad intermediate building has flat facades and is recessed approx. 3 meters from the facade sections with frames. The assembly is laid between the construction sites and partly on construction site 2.02. In this way, we get a change in materiality and a great transparency in the intermediate building, which is furnished with a lobby / reception, distribution stairs and elevators, as well as space for informal meetings and stays.
We see it as a load-bearing motif to place a transparent break in the heavy facades, where the dynamics of the house can be experienced all the way up on the platform at Nordhavn Station. The house is divided into 2 units visually and an open expression is created that enters into a dialogue with the urban spaces around the house. At the northern end of the house, the facade is retracted in the lower part. The façade is withdrawn to achieve a specialization of the house’s façade towards Nordhavns Plads and to provide space for a green forecourt for the house. The house is organized so that the arrival takes place via the intermediate building or from the north, where an active ground floor is planned with area for future audience-oriented service area. The southern part of the house’s high ground floor is equipped with kitchen facilities and staff bistro for the house’s users.
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