Krøyers Plads

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Client: NCC Bolig

Program: Housing and retail

Size: 20,000 m2

Status: Commission 2011, construction start 2013, completition 2016

Collaborators: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, GHB Landscape Architects, COWI, NCC Construction

Awards: MIPIM Award 2015 - Best Residential Development, The Nordic Eco Label 2015, Copenhagen Award 2016 - Best Housing Project, Green Good Design Award 2017, Architizer A+ Award Jury Winner 2017

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Nikolaj Harving, Marianne Filtenborg, Martin Jonsbak Nielsen, Kristoffer Harling, Mikkel Thisted, Eik Bjerregaard, Hiroshi Kato, Agnieszka Krasuska, Johanne Holmsberg, Rasmus Bernhard Nielsen

Krøyers Plads is a significant location in the centre of the Copenhagen harbor area. The design is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach, consisting of 3 five-story housing units, naturally continuing the historic warehouse structure along the harbour. Folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new. Instead of inventing a new building typology, Krøyers Plads is a modern reinvention of the 300-year old industrial warehouses found adjacent to the site.