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Copenhagen Gateway, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Friday 07 Nov 2008
 
Holl wins in Copenhagen... 
 
 
 
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14/11/08 Peter, MANAMA
Surprisingly poor. Puerile concept (2 towers, 2 orientations, 2 bridges?) - quite artless, even without the ridiculously spectacular bridge. Dubai maybe, along with other dross, but please not in this lovely city.
12/11/08 mark, arizona
i suppose it makes sense to have a walkway 65m over the water......doesnt seem all that convenient.....but maybe tourists will use it?
11/11/08 Lars von Steensen-Bach, Årslev
As a architectural professional I constantly get annoyed with the megalomania that seems to have seised architecture of today. This project is just one more in a long row of completely out of scale schemes published throughout the world. " The bigger the better" seems to be the trend of today. Unfortunately we all have to live with it tomorrow. Now our major cities are the target for overly ambitious politicians suffering from a sad dose of Dubaicitis.
So PLEASE DON´T:
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10/11/08 flavio, copenhagen
hmmmm, an MIT tower meets a "sail hybrid tower".........
07/11/08 E. "Manny" Abraben AIA RIBA, Ocala, Florida USA
An eye opener for like projects!

Bravo!
 

Editorial

Design combines the esthetical, the functional and the business minded 

US based Steven Holl Architects have won the international design competition "The LM Project". With a program that connects office towers and civic spaces with a public walkway 65 meters above the harbor, the new design is intended to form an iconic landmark for Copenhagen's waterfront. The competition was organized by CPH City and Port Development and ATP Ejendomme; the CEO's for both companies were among the jury members selecting the winner. The Chairman of the Jury is administrative director of the development company City / Harbor and Copenhagen's former lord mayor Jens Kramer Mikkelsen.

Mr. Mikkelsen said "The project combines the esthetical, the functional and the business minded. This winning proposal is architecture in high, high class."

The current lord mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard, praised the design, saying "With the winning project, we get a great high-rise building, which will bind the city better together and function as a landmark in the harbor."

Steven Holl Architects' design for the dramatic new harbor entrance to the great city of Copenhagen is based on a concept of two towers carrying two bridges at two orientations all connecting back to the unique aspects of the site's history. The Langenlinie site, a berth for ocean ships for decades, is expressed in the Langenlinie tower with geometry taken from the site's shape. A prow-like public deck thrusts out to the sea horizon. This deck is the level of public entry to the bridge elevators and has public amenities such as cafes and galleries. It can be reached by a wide public stair as well as escalators. The Marmormolen tower connects back to the City with a main terrace that thrusts out towards the city horizon shaped by a public auditorium below. It can also be reached by escalators and is adjacent to the public bridge elevator lobby.

Each tower carries its own cable-stay bridge that is a public passageway between the two piers. Due to the site geometry, these bridges meet at an angle, joining like a handshake over the harbor. The soffits below the bridges and under the cantilevers pick up the bright colors of the harbor; container orange on the undersides of the Langenlinie, bright yellow on the undersides of the Marmormolen. At night the uplights washing the colored aluminum reflect like paintings in the water.

Regarding the winning design proposal, the competition Jury cited the following: 'The jury has unanimously decided to nominate Steven Holl Architects' entry as the winner of the competition. The reason being the special importance placed on creating two buildings each adapted to the site, and the overall idea of how to connect these buildings and ensure that they form a whole across the harbor basin. The project involves a sense of place which is essential for a project on this prominent site."

The project utilizes a variety of progressive sustainable solutions to ensure this important international landmark is rooted in Denmark's identity as one of the world leaders in alternative energy. Both towers have high performance glass curtainwalls with a veil of solar screen made of photovoltaics; collecting the sun's energy while shading. They are connected to a seawater heating/cooling system with radiant heating in the floor slabs and radiant cooling in the ceiling. Natural ventilation is provided on every floor with windows opening at the floor level and ceiling level for maximum air circulation. Optimum natural light is provided to all offices due to the reflective light performance of the screens. Wind turbines line the top of the pedestrian bridge roof; providing all electricity for lighting the public spaces. Due to wind power, this inviting harbor front gateway is always glowing.

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