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Siloetten / C. F. Møller Architects + Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma

  • 01:00 - 17 June, 2010
Siloetten / C. F. Møller Architects + Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma
Siloetten / C. F. Møller Architects + Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma, © Julian Weyer
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Løgten, Dinamarca
  • Architect

    C. F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma
  • Landscape Architect

    C. F. Møller Architects
  • Engineer

    Niras
  • Client

    Løgten Midt A/S
  • Size

    3000 m2 (silo conversion housing), 1500 m2 (mixed-use urban centre)
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. Many towns in Denmark have centrally located industrial silos; most are no longer in use, but continue to visually dominate the local skyline. This is also the case in the town of Løgten north of Aarhus, where the former silo complex has been transformed into a 'rural high-rise', with 21 high-quality residences composed as individual and unique 'stacked villas'.

They are an alternative to standard apartments or to detached suburban sprawl, and are a mix of single storey flats and maisonettes, meaning that even the lower levels fully get to enjoy the views, and that no two flats are the same.

© Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

The actual silo contains staircases and lifts, and provides the base of a common roof terrace. Around the tower, the apartments are built up upon a steel structure in eye-catching forms which protrude out into the light and the landscape – a bit like Lego bricks.

This unusual structure with its protrusions and displacements provides all of the apartments with generous outdoor spaces, and views of Aarhus Bay and the city itself. Similarly, every apartment enjoys sunlight in the morning, mid-day and evening, whether placed to the north or south of the silo structure.

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© Julian Weyer

At the foot of the silo, a new ‘village centre’ is created, with a public space surrounded by a mix-use complex with shops, supermarket and terraced housing, and a green park containing small allotments for the residents.

The nature of the silo’s ‘rural high-rise’ remains unique – since it is a conversion, no other building in the area can be built to the same height, and it will remain a free-standing landmark. It is an example of how the transformation of redundant structures can hold the potential to both give a new identity, and introduce density to suburban outskirts.

© Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

The body of the silo is deliberately left visible on the side of the building facing the new centre, to ensure a continued legibility of the history of the site, and to acknowledge that these types of structures have an equal validity as rural historical markers as do for instance the church bell-tower or historic windmills.

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© Julian Weyer
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Siloetten / C. F. Møller Architects + Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma" 17 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/64519/siloettenthe-silohouette-c-f-m%25c3%25b8ller-architects-in-collaboration-with-christian-carlsen-arkitektfirma/>
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mifachada · February 23, 2012

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mifachada · February 23, 2012

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Jasem Nadoum · February 22, 2012

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Erica Riva · March 14, 2011

Siloetten/The Sil(o)houette / C. F. Møller Architects _ http://t.co/J3xlFEf #architecture #photography

o0 · June 26, 2010

Architecture: Siloetten [Pictures] - http://bit.ly/bKHuYE (via @archdaily) #design #architecture

Jang Ki-Seok · June 18, 2010

#??_ Siloetten/The Sil(o)houette / C. F. Møller Architects http://bit.ly/bPA3lm ??? ?????..?? ???????..??

Satoshi SAKAMAKI · June 18, 2010
Moon · June 18, 2010

This is the best one of the conversion of silos i've ever seen...

Ke · June 18, 2010

It is really impressive how they use the old structure as the core of the new tower, how they deal with the structures of the new units, and of course, so many choices for residents.

It is not hard to imagin the view of those apartmnet must be very breath-taking, and the lives inside must be vivid...

Well, still, I think it is a little bit to big, I know because the old core is 12 floors, but still when you add new units around it, the entire mass is a little bit too much for the context, especially when you see it far away.

But definitely a brilliant design!! Love It.

Graham Cowen · June 18, 2010

Gr8 project & beautiful too! @HomeDecorNews: Siloetten/The Sil(o)houette / C. F. Møller Architects in collaboration... http://bit.ly/dcMxJt

Nicholas Patten · June 17, 2010

Siloetten/The Sil(o)houette. http://bit.ly/aYM12f

Home Decor News · June 17, 2010

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abe · June 17, 2010

Well done.

Brian Frolo · June 17, 2010

You must. Siloetten/The Sil(o)houette / C. F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma: http://bit.ly/96rz9i

Rafael Michalak · June 17, 2010

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ESPAÇO MAIOR ARQ. · June 17, 2010

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Mies van der Rohe · June 17, 2010

Siloetten/The Sil(o)houette / C. F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma http://bit.ly/ctxKVW

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