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. Several proposals for the development of the area have been rejected mostly by the local population. Therefore, the new Krøyers Plads is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach. The project consists of 3 five-story housing units, naturally continuing the 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 became a modern reinvention of the industrial warehouses found adjacent to the site.