Located in the city centre of the nordic capital "Copenhagen" The project aims is to re-utilize an old industrial site; defining a new spatiality. The subtraction of volumes at the existing ground floor, gives back to the citizens pathways, inlets and open gathering spaces.
A new relationship is given between the outer and inner spaces, not only visual and direct but also in proportion and dimensions. By doing so, different quality of spaces are created for different categories of users.
At the upper floors, new services are implemented to create contrast to the exisiting ones.
Technologically advanced materials such as UHPC are used as a double skin able to give lightness and transparency to the facade in contrast to the monolith precast concrete of the original design.
The services are organized to be able to respect the structural frame and at the same time bended and curved in order to create inner courtyard.
This simple logic can be blended each time in a different nuance, following case-study of the milanese “casa a ballatoio” and its own introspective soul, according to the usage of the ground floor and the production of noise.
2014 - Conceptual Project