GRØNTTÅRNET COPENHAGEN DK HOUSING

LOCATION

PROGRAM

SITE AREA

FLOOR AREA

YEAR

CLIENT

STATUS

COPENHAGEN, DK

HOUSING

5.000 M2

7.500 M2

2016

FB GRUPPEN

SHORTLISTED FOR RESTRICTED COMPETITION

”Grønttovet” used to be the vegetable trading center of Copenhagen, but the whole area is currently being transformed into a new residential area. The concept of the ”Green-tower” is based on that history, and the idea that all apartments should have the opportunity to grow their own vegetables.  All apartments in the tower have their own small garden, creating a very unique housing quality.

 

Creating good usable outdoor space in a high building is a challenge, and often balconies in a high-rise is difficult to utilize because of the strong winds. By adding a greenhouse directly to the apartments and creating a useful "exterior"-space, it will now be possible to grow  vegetables and enjoy being ”outside” in a tower. With this new tower typology it will be possible to enjoy the benefits of a garden – while at the same time enjoying the magnificent views of the city. The greenhouse will be constructed as a single-layer glass system in which a sliding door provide access from the balcony, and the panels in the greenhouse can be opened up to create a more balcony-like situation on a hot summer day.

 

The green element is not only used as an aesthetic addition to the tower, it also becomes a functional and sustainable addition to the individual homes.

 GRØNTTÅRNET COPENHAGEN DK HOUSING
 GRØNTTÅRNET COPENHAGEN DK HOUSING
 
 GRØNTTÅRNET COPENHAGEN DK HOUSING