‘A House’ in Copenhagen is the conversion of an old disused 1960s industrial building in the Copenhagen Harbour. The Danish Holgaard Arkitekter transformed it into a number of very attractive apartments, keeping its typical industrial character with cast concrete, cast floors and surfaces of granite.
Here is what the architects decribe:
“Outside the building has been given a thourough facelift. The old facade has been completely removed and replaced with a new and transparent glass facade, framed in bronze aluminum, giving the building its new character.”
“The A-House offers a range of modern and attractive apartment types.
With a total dwelling count of approx. 200 and a shopping arcade with 10 shop units, the project can be considered as a small “town”.
The A-House is modern dwelling arranged in an old industrial building. The conversion has led to increased attention towards open, recreational space and in that context the roof is constructed as a 4000 square meter landscape with hills, pastures and decking.
The landscape is classified as a tablecloth over seven hills, as each represents a penthouse.
A total of 13 stair towers invite all the house residents to stay in the open air with fine views over the city, port and the surrounding landscape of Copenhagen.”
“During the development there has been great attention towards creating a house that presents a large range of resident types. Instead of developing a single housing type with a general appeal, the A-House contains a big variety of housing types, each of which are aimed at narrow segments of people. It has been the goal to create a complex housing environment where many different types of people and age groups, together can create a life in and around the building.”
Structural Engineer: JJ Byg
Acoustics Consultant: Gade & Mortensen acoustics
to the Holgaard Arkitekter profile @ Architonic