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Jaegersborg Water tower / Dorte Mandrup

Jaegersborg Water tower / Dorte Mandrup

Jaegersborg Water tower / Dorte Mandrup Jaegersborg Water tower / Dorte Mandrup Jaegersborg Water tower / Dorte Mandrup Jaegersborg Water tower / Dorte Mandrup + 32

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Architect Authors of this architecture project text, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps,
  • Landscape Architect Authors of this architecture project text, Marianne Levinsen Landscape architects,
  • Engineer Authors of this architecture project text, Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund A/S,
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    5370.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2006

Text description provided by the architects. Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won in 2004 the competition to convert Jægersborg Water Tower into a mixed-use building. On the upper floors, student housing units mark the perimeter of the existing structure. Each unit is expressed by a protruding crystal-like add-on that brings daylight into the apartment, and offers unobstructed views to the surrounding landscape.

Together, the crystals and the communal balconies add both a human scale, and a new sculptural layer, that emphasizes the landmark character of the tower. The lower floors are inhabited by a youth center, and contain several large multipurpose rooms. A combination of tall windows and colored panels create a varied pattern that surrounds the youth center. Large garage-style doors on the ground floor open up to extend the active indoor space into the outdoor playground.

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Address: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cite: "Jaegersborg Water tower / Dorte Mandrup" 06 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/6748/jaegersborg-water-tower-dorte-mandrup-arkitekter/> ISSN 0719-8884
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