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Energy efficiency in buildings

Krøyers Plads

29. October 2015

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Krøyers Plads is designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects & COBE Architects and is a modern version of the old harbor warehouses. The project consists of 38 high end apartments in combination with harbor front a new square and lively and attractive restaurants in the ground floor. The project has a prime location at the Copenhagen harbor overlooking “New Haven” and neighbor to the world best restaurant “Noma”.

The architecture is reinterpreting the old warehouses. The building's simple geometry with sloping roofs relates to the surrounding cornice heights and is designed with roof surfaces exposed to the harbor like the existing warehouses.

Folding roofs and the building's robust materials are important architectural themes that create a dialogue between old and new, and at the same time a modern and empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.

The two new buildings facing the harbour are designed as office facilities. The dwellings are grouped in one building that is orientated towards the basin with an open glass facade allowing for greater views of the harbour.

The modern warehouses at Krøyer Plads are developed after a series of principles of sustainability, so the buildings meet the need for environmental, social, economic, and resource-focused aspects of construction. The project is the first apartments in Denmark to be Eco labeled by the Nordic Eco label.