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CPH COMMON HOUSE

With CPH Common House we propose the world’s first upcycled high-rise building. We show how to build high and dense without losing the connection to the history, context and human scale. Strategies on sustainability and circularity are incorporated in the project from the first sketch.

FACTS
Partner in charge: Ole Schrøder
Employees: Sofie Askholm Ibsen, Rune Wriedt, Jakob Ohm, Dennis Rasmussen, Kirstine Lorentsen, Iryna Tsioma and Teresina Ho
Client
: SOLSTRA Development – Bellakvarter A/S.
Program: Housing and commercial
Location: Bellakvarter, Ørestad, Copenhagen
Type: Invited parallel assignment
Area: Residential: 21,000 m2 / Commercial building: total built on 30,000 m²
Height: Bolt tower: 75 m / Commercial building: 32-40 m
Team: THIRD NATURE + Lendager Group
Period: 2018. Project completed.

The proposal sets a whole new agenda for sustainable high-rises of the future. CPH Common House rethinks the traditions of the classic Copenhagen courtyard building and incorporates micro climate, resource use and recycling of materials into the overall architectural approach. It is an innovative and effective example of how to build high while contributing positively to the development of Copenhagen’s sustainable profile.


”With CPH Common House, we want to show that you can easily build high and densely without losing the connection to history, context and the human scale. The project is based on a strong understanding of the site, resources and the microclimate, which results in an empathetic benchmark for sustainable high-rise buildings in Copenhagen” – Ole Schrøder, partner at THIRD NATURE.

A SUSTAINABLE RETHINKING OF THE COPENHAGEN COURTYARD BUILDING

The proposal CPH Common House has been developed from an urban, architectural and landscape perspective, where the individual parts of the project enrich each other. Together they contribute to a strong and sustainable whole, where micro climate, resource use and recycling of materials are incorporated into an overall concept and construction.  It was a desire to achieve added value both architecturally

 

as well as economically, by including strategies for sustainability and upcycling from the very first sketch. Qualities from the traditional perimeter block are integrated, a green identity creates a close connection to the context and nearby common, the active courtyard and roof terraces provide meeting spaces for the community and with light coming in from both sides we have created healthy, attractive apartments.

For SOLSTRA Development, it has been crucial to collaborate with architects that could provide the best possible basis for the further process. Here THIRD NATURE and Lendager Group have exemplified how to build a distinctive high-rise building with great qualities and values in both the housing units as well as the outdoor spaces” – Søren Raae Teisen, Development Director at SOLSTRA DEVELOPMENT A/S

17,577 TON OF WASTE UPCYCLED
The project uses upcycled materials to an unprecedented extent. Local recycling components will contribute to minimize CO2 emissions and generate a new resource-efficient building with a local identity. Element facades are made of recycled tiles and concrete with brick fractures, recycled window frames are used as wood paneling and

recycled wood for flooring. And the recycling and processing of existing building materials open a whole new aesthetic. In total, the team behind the proposal recycles 17,577 tons of waste in CPH Common House, giving 1,174 tons of CO2 savings in the building phase alone.

BIO FACTOR INCREASED BY 5%
The proposal shows how an urban high-rise even can improve the bio factor and create more biodiversity by enhancing and adding more grasses, plants, flowers, bushes and trees – flora already being present in the local area.
By also creating green roof areas, a green a lush courtyard and edge zones, the landscape is integrated in the building. The site’s current bio factor will be increased by more than 5% with this new landscape.

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With CPH Common House we propose the world's first upcycled high-rise building

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With our master plan for Adamstuen in Oslo, we show that it is not necessary to make a compromise between building and biology in order to achieve an architectural balance in a master plan

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With the proposal `Karnappen' we have created a distinctive landmark with a green and vibrant facade for Grønttorvet in Valby, Copenhagen

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The isolated Vridsløselille State Prison is rethought inside out to become an active and integrated part of the surrounding city life in Albertslund

TRANSFORMATION OF THE BOULEVARD

THIRD NATURE and COWI have made a feasibility study for the City of Copenhagen, highlighting the possibilities and consequences of establishing a traffic tunnel below Åboulevarden

NEW ISLANDS BRYGGE SCHOOL

New Islands Brygge School has the potential to become a new and highly interconnected link between the harbor, the nature and the city

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The Water Culture House integrates water activities with the cultural and popular everyday life by the harbor and creates unique and distinctive experiences

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We create a new and green gathering point in Hyllie that with a station building, housing and a station square strenghtens a livable, diverse and vibrant city life

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