The Golden House, Aarhus Housing Building, Danish Retail and Residential Design, Jutland Property

The Golden House Apartments in Aarhus

14 Dec 2021

Design: JDS Architects

Location: Århus, Jutland, Denmark

The Golden House Aarhus Apartments
photo © Jorton

The Golden House, Aarhus

The vision of the The Golden House project was derived from the wish to both unite the two existing neighbouring buildings on the intersection of Vesterbro Torv and Vester Alle through scale and height, and at the same time stand out.

The Golden House Aarhus The Golden House Aarhus
photos © Naja Kirkedal Jensen – Tækker

The golden facade has a warm, copper-coloured undertone, which plays with the red bricks of the neighbouring buildings. It supports the overall idea of connecting the Golden House to the surrounding buildings and creating cohesion, but without reproducing their style. At the same time, the building is designed to differentiate itself and bring its own distinctive style to the area and a unique identity to the corner.

The Golden House Aarhus Apartments
photo © Jorton

Given the fact that it is a corner plot, the backside of the building is narrow and for the most part of the day in the shadow. To be able to grant all apartments balcony access there was opted to take these away from the courtyard side and bring them to the front by putting all circulation on the back.

The Golden House Aarhus
photo © Naja Kirkedal Jensen – Tækker

As a consequence, there is quite a lot of free open space on the back and more room for common areas. In order to soften the transition between the two neighbouring buildings, organic shapes have been added to the balconies.

The Golden House Aarhus

The Golden House Aarhus
photos © Naja Kirkedal Jensen – Tækker

Separate sections of the same material have been added along the curvature of the balconies structure, to separate the apartments from each other and block the view to the neighbors. By doing so, all apartments have a unique regular or French balcony, while on the roof both private roof terraces and a large shared roof terrace are added.

The Golden House Aarhus Apartments

Jutland apartment building design by JDS Architects
photos © Jorton

The Golden House in Aarhus, Jutland – Building Information

Project: Retail, Residential
Type: Commission
Size: 2 700 Sqm
Budget: 6 000 000 Eur
Client: Projektselskabet Vestgården

Jutland building design by JDS Architects Aarhus building design by JDS Architects
photos © Naja Kirkedal Jensen – Tækker

Team:
Architect: JDS Architects – http://jdsa.eu
Engineer: Tækker Rådgivende Ingeniører A/s
Contractor: Jorton

Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Status: Completed 2021

The Golden House Aarhus Apartments
photo © Jorton

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