BIG has unveiled plans for Bassin 7 (BSN7), a new civic-minded, mixed-use neighborhood in Denmark’s second largest city. The phased development will “breathe life into the harbor front,” placing importance on the public realm by organizing the site’s seven residential buildings with a series of recreational and cultural activities, including a beach zone, swimming pools, theater and cafe, along a public promenade.
Each of the seven buildings will be unique, ranging from low- to high-rise structures, and will include a private courtyard for residents. Pockets of new public spaces will intertwine the structures throughout the plot as they meander towards the waterfront promenade, which will connect residents to an existing boat harbor, nearby town square (Nikoline Kochs Plads) and the city center.
“By designing the public space as the first step, the masterplan carefully mixes public programs with private residences, creating a new dynamic urban area where public and private realms converge,” stated BIG.
LocationStore Torv 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Partners in ChargeBjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær, Andreas Klok Pedersen
Project LeaderSøren Martinussen
TeamAgne Rapkeviciute, Alberte Danvig, Ariel Norback Wallner, Jesefa Templo, Katerina Joannides, Nicolas Millot, Raphael Ciriani, Ryohei Koike, Spencer Hayden, Teodor Javanaud Emdén, Tore Banke
ClientAarhus Kommune, Anpartsselskabet Kilden & Mortensen
CollaboratorsGEHL Architects, Anpartsselskabet Kilden & Mortensen, CASA, MOE
PhotographsCourtesy of BIG