Nordlyset Copenhagen, Amerika Plads Housing, Residential Project, Danish Architecture Photos

Nordlyset København, Danmark

New Housing in Copenhagen design by Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

21 Apr 2008

Nordlyset Copenhagen

Location: Amerika Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark

Architects: Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

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Nordlyset (Northern Lights) is a sculptural residential block with an expressive facade, located in the new urban quarter around Amerika Plads in Copenhagen. The development takes the form of a white-plastered block surrounding an interior outdoor courtyard.

The facade line is broken to the north and south, giving the building an organic expression, while the bright and friendly-looking apartments enjoy a view of the Sound. The details emphasise the overall expression, with coloured glass panels in a bright striped pattern, designed in co-operation with the visual artist Ruth Campau.

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The glass panels divide off the balconies, and are also utilised in the block’s entry areas.

Nordlyset residential block – Building Information

Client: JM Danmark A/S
Construction: E. Pihl & Søn A/S
Engineering: Rambøll A/S
Architect: Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Artist: Ruth Campau
Address: Amerika Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark
Size: 11,000 m2 +3,000 m2 parking
Year: 2004-06

Prizes
2007 – Copenhagen Municipality Building Award
2006 – Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2007
2006 – Named Building of the Year by the trade periodical Byggeri

Nordlyset Copenhagen images / information from Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

Location: Amerika Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe

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