Client: CPH City & Port Development
Status: Competition (2016)
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinates: 55.679187, 12.598508
Climate: Oceanic / maritime, Temperate
Materials: Glass, Metal
Environments: Urban, Seaside
Types: Masterplan, Public space, Refurbishment
Ever since industrial production entered the realm of architecture, architecture has been a losing battle against boredom. This project is an attempt to find a way out. It generates a maximum amount of variety with a minimum number of elements. It is based on repetition, efficiency, standardization and all the other imperatives which, from the moment industrial production took hold, have held architecture to ransom. In fact, it embraces all these imperatives with the exception of one: the 90° angle.
The abandoning of the 90° angle allows the project to unite a number of phenomena previously considered irreconcilable: rationality and interest, repetition and variety, collectivity and individual expression, monumentality and informality.
The project creates the feeling of single family homes (with gardens in the form of the ample roof terraces), yet it organizes these within the collectivity of a larger building. All homes are constructed of the same standard prefabricated elements, but none of the homes are the same.