Krøyers Plads is a five-story housing project with a significant location in the centre of the Copenhagen harbour area designed by Danish architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE. The award-winning and Nordic Eco-labelled project was completed in January 2016.
The site of Krøyers Plads constituted a gap in the continuous rows of old warehouses that sit perpendicular to the harbour and was an architectural and political battlefield in Copenhagen for more than a decade. Several proposals for the development of the area have been rejected mostly by the local population. Therefore, the new Krøyers Plads is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach through an extensive dialogue with the local community.
The project consists of 3 five-story housing units, naturally continuing the warehouse structure along the harbour. Folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new, and a modern, empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.
With a prime location in the Copenhagen harbour, opposite the Royal Playhouse, the historical Nyhavn, and next to the world’s best restaurant, Noma, the project consists of 3 hou¬sing units with a total of 105 apartments ranging from 79 to 250 m2 in size. The ground floor of the three buildings houses restaurants, shops and a supermarket. Krøyers Plads is surrounded by a wooden waterfront promenade, which has become a favorite spot to catch the sun in the Danish summers.
Krøyers Plads was developed after a series of sustainability principles, which means that the buildings meet the need for environmental, social, economic and resource-focused aspects of construction. All apartments in Krøyers Plads were sold before construction started.
Team: Architects: COBE and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects Landscape architects: GHB Landscape Architects Engineers: COWI Contractors: NCC Construction