Program // Urban life strategy, tactics and activation, architecture
Location // Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Year // 2019
Client // NREP/PFA
Area // 5.200 sqm
Status // Ongoing, done 2022/2023
Contact // Peter Bur Andersen
Project Team // Espen Lunde Nielsen , Kasper Spange , Laura Diestel , Martina Pedersen , Natālija Strogova , Marcus Yngwe , Mathilde Zeuthen Lesénécal and collaborators: Søren Jensen A/S (DGNB), BROCKHUUS A/S, Stender A/S, Aaen Engineering & By&Havn
Contractor // Stender A/S
The transformation of Nordhavn 1.06 – part of ’Den Røde By’ – is the last piece of the puzzle that makes the urban life development of Århusgadekvarteret fall into place. We are very excited about transforming this location to once again become a vibrant urban space that matches the vision of the entire area.
Nordhavn 1.06 is a cluster of some of the oldest industrial buildings in the area and therefore represents a great historical value. The prior functions of the buildings included community functions for the workers in Nordhavn, canteen, industrial production facilities, indoor shooting range and cement storage.
The project incorporates transforming three of these buildings, creating two additional building volumes and an add-on on top of an existing historical building, while overall preserving the historical character. The key ambitions have been to maintain the human scale of the area, to welcome people to explore its hidden passages and create a sunfilled urban plaza for recreation and commercial activities at Århusgade.
The transformation entails a translation of the site’s industrial history into a sustainable, contemporary future. The area will be characterized by creativity, on-site production, craftsmanship and community spirit. The buildings will house storefront workshop units, concept stores and great restaurant options. Above, there will be fantastic office space available for those who want to work in a vibrant cultural and historical setting.
The goal is to create a generous and outgoing urban life that welcomes you into the Århusgade district and builds a bridge to the rest of Copenhagen. At BRIQ, we have been responsible for everything from the overall concept, urban life strategy, detailed building design and implementation of the vision – both in regard to the construction of the buildings, developing concepts with tenants and curating the urban life.
We look forward to welcoming you all in 2022/2023!
Photo of ‘Nordhavn from above’ by R. Hjortshøj