Aarhus, Denmark, 2007-2013

This vivid harbour front development consists of mixed-use residential properties (300 owner occupied and 100 rental), a new harbour promenade, cafes, restaurants, a skybar and open squares. The district will be free of cars while the residential properties will consist of 270 flats and 30 terraced houses. The tower, at a height of 140 metres, will be the tallest building in Denmark. The residences will have no rear-sides, but instead a facade treatment is applied from every viewpoint, the characteristic patterns of which are based on the reflections of light in water. It is about living the view. The architecture has been developed in close collaboration between UNStudio in Amsterdam, 3XN in Aarhus and the urban environment experts Gehl Architects. 


Clients: Municipality of Aarhus
Keops Development
K/S Frederiksbjerg Ejendomme
Arbejdernes Andels Boligforening
Boligforeningen Ringgården
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Building area: 60,000 m2
Programme: Competition for harbourfront development. Mixed housing, harbour promenade, cafes, restaurants, open squares.
Status/phase: Phase 1 completed
Photos: Adam Mørk

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UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Christian Veddeler, Astrid Piber and Markus van Aalderen, Juliane Maier, Michael Knauss, Morten Krog.

Kim Herforth Nielsen with Bodil Nordstrøm, Børge Motland, Christina Melholt Brogaard, Jørgen Søndermark, Kim Christiansen, Klaus Mikkelsen, Michael Kruse, Per Damgaard-Sørensen, Rikke Sørensen, Rikke Zachariasen, Rune Bjerno Nielsen, Stefan Nors Jensen, Stine Hviid Jensen, Thomas Meldgaard Pedersen, Tommy Bruun

Gehl Architechts
Jan Gehl, Helle Søholt with Ewa Westermark

Consulting engineers: Grontmij, Carl Bro