Nordhavnen Pixel City Competition


Client: Copenhagen CPH City + Port Development
Location: Nordhavnen District, Copenhagen, DK
Total Floor Area: (Site) 420 Ha / (Buildings) 1,890,000 m2
Budget: N/A
Date: 2008


Renderings: ©HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE


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Sustainability Ethos

This community was developed with the idea of life as a focus of the design process. Great emphasis was set on carefully balancing and integrating residential, cultural, commercial, recreational, naturalistic and institutional elements of this masterplan. A holistic approach to both micro and macro organization were seen as being crucial to this ultra livable city.

Special attention was given to influencing and promoting activities, interaction and microclimates. Day and night, summer and winter activities were seen as a keystone to creating a vibrant and sustainable town. Nordhavnen’s aim is to be a flexible and evolving model of a 21st century, 24 hour town which focuses on renewable energy, waste reduction, ecological building materials and alternative transportation options as a key to its viability, livability and longevity.

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Hank Jarz, "Nordhavnen Pixel City: HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE", ArchDaily.com [Read Article]

Sanjay Gangal, "Nordhavnen Pixel City in Copenhagen Denmark by HTDSTUDIO" AEC Cafe.com[Read Article]

BIBLIOGRAPHY


PANEL LAYOUT FOR COMPETITION, VOL.1 + 2,: DAMDI Publishing, Korea, 2010, Hardcover: 752 pages
Language: English, Korean, ISBN 978-89-91111-55-4

www.damdi.co.kr | www.amazon.com | www.ideabooks.nl

 

 

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Historical District

The Historical District situated to the southeast of Nordhavnen retains all buildings of historical significance whilst stitching in contemporary interventions not only in the x and y axis, but also in the Z-axis. Special attention has been given to utilize negative spaces as green zones and retail/entertainment areas. The historical district is the artist district with its many art galleries, street cafes, specialty shops and unique juxtapositions of old and new. This district retains its dockland origins with traditional fishing activities and port vernacular architecture.

 

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Community District

The community district is Nordhavnen’s residential neighborhood located on the central eastern area of the development. This district takes advantage of its location to maximize outdoor recreational areas along the quays and inland.

 

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Buildings that breathe.

50m community blocks are formulated to intake air to facilitate heating and cooling. Air warms as it rises through the main oculus while letting in natural sunlight. Roof gardens and farms provide for each local community.

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Preservation District

The preservation district is a protected natural reserve, which is to be used as an educational tool for residents of Nordhavnen and in particular for children. The only human intervention is that of a caretaker's house and small ecology museum. Residents are encouraged to view indigenous plant and wildlife via a circuitous suspended pedestrian timber walkway.

 

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EcoTower™

Integrated systems diagram.

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Waterside Pools

Continuing the Scandinavian tradition of the public's unobscured access to the water's edge and shoreline.

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EcoTower™

Water sports basin southeast of football stadium and Ecotower.

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Sports Mixed Use District

This northwestern district is Nordhavnen’s entertainment centre with a multipurpose stadium, multiplex cinema, hotel, restaurants and a church.