Denmark’s Largest Private Development Sets Mark for Green Building

This is probably the raddest project on the planet and I’m not just saying that because it incorporates cycling. 8 House in Copenhagen, Denmark is a mixed-use building that incorporates office, retail and residential space within a city block.

8 House

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingles Group, the 61,000 square meter, bow-shaped building was completed in 2010 and features 476 apartments.

 

 

 

 

People living in the residential apartments enjoy views from the top floors while office and retail space makes up the bottom layers. Since the building is tiered, natural light is able to flood the courtyard. Public space is also a highlight of the building, with plenty of trails and canals and comprising nearly 500 square meters of the site. The best part is the bike path that extends from the bottom floor to the 10th floor and spans around the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The building also features green roofs that help maintain a steady temperature and improve its eco-footprint. Others were also impressed by the building—it won an AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture.

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