Architect: NOBEL arkitekter a/s
Location: Arne Jacobsens Allé 11, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
Client: KPC-BYG A/S/Lejerbo
Landscape: NOBEL arkitekter a/s
Engineer: COWI A/S
Building contractor: Hoffmann A/S
Size: 8.300 m2
Project type: Competition
Photographs: Jens Lindhe, NOBEL arkitekter a/s
The Signal House has a central location in Ørestad City, oriented directly towards the curved canal along Arne Jacobsens Allé. The building is elevated on a number of concrete elements lifting the 288 housing units hover above the ground.
The building facades are composed of an external transparent screen of galvanised stretch metal frames that define the building’s outer shape. Together with the external screen, the coloured facade areas create a lively, varied structure that adds presence and identity to the building.
The plan concept is based on the ‘four-in-one’ principle, which means that it is relatively simple to convert four youth units into a single, traditional one-family dwelling.