The Teglværkshavnen housing scheme is part of a pilot project
which is meant to set a standard for new living conditions in the
southern harbour of Copenhagen. The most substantial part of the living-quality
in this area, which is bare of any facilities, is the relation between
living and the omnipresent water surface with its activities. |
The site itself is modulated into a longitudinal peninsular in order
to maximize the direct contact of the plot with the waterside.
The design is based on a few basic principles:
- addition of a new quality: a natural, landscaped surrounding,
- every dwelling has a direct relationship with the waterside and
- small-scale wind-protected areas to provide the living environment
with a more intimate character,
- programmatic differentiation and flexibility.
The urban layout comprises an ensemble of specially shaped volumes
which are designed simultaneously together with the in-between spaces.
All building shapes consist of three basic dwelling types of differing
size and spatial qualities. The composition of these volumes can easily
be altered according to changes in the differentiation.
In order to maximize the experience of living in between the trees
and the waterside at the same time a special housing typology is introduced:
6m wide panorama apartments with a flexible floor plan layout.