Jægersborg Water Tower, Sjælland Denmark, Gentofte Architecture Competition, Photos

Jægersborg Vandtårn : Gentofte Building

Contemporary Danish Building, Sjælland design by Dorte Mandrup Architects, Danmark

21 Apr 2008

Jægersborg Water Tower Conversion

Architect: Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS

Photographs: Torben Eskerod

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Jægersborg Water Tower Conversion


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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Jægersborg Water Tower Conversion – Building Information

Address: Ørnegårdsvej 21, 2820 Gentofte
Client: Gentofte Municipality and Domea
Architect: Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS
Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landscape
Consultants: Acoustic consulting: BC Lyd
Engineer: Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund A/S
Consultancy type: Turnkey Contractor: E. Pihl & Søn A/S

Site area: 5370 m2
Construction area / foot print: 310 m2
Extent / total floor area: 2.880 m2
Apartment type A: 28 m2 net.
Apartment type B: 32 m2 net.
Completed / Year: June 2006
Time under construction: 16 months

Photographer: Torben Eskerod
Address: Kigkurren 8A, 2., DK – 2300 København S, Denmark
Phone: +45 20 46 44 42

Jægersborg Water Tower Conversion images / information from Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS

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Location: Gentofte, Sjælland, Denmark, northern Europe

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