Frøsilos

Frøsilos
Architect: MVRDV
Coauthor: JJW Arkitekter
Address: Islands Brygge 32, Copenhagen, Danemark
Completion:10.2003 - 04.2005
Price:21 800 000 Euro
Area:9800 m2


In the structural limitation of the silo lies the solution for the intervention. Making big openings in the concrete rings of the silo is difficult. If apartments were to be situated inside the silos, this would mean that in areas where views count, the apartments would be directed inwards. destroying the most exciting aspect of its present state: its emptiness.
By flipping the projected floors inside out, the problem is eliminated. Maximum views are possible and maximum flexibility can be achieved by placing all obstructing elements inside the silo. Lifts, stairs, pipes and ducts turn the silo interior into a 'super shaft'.
Both cores are covered with a transparent EPDF foil roof, creating a futuristic lobby where people find the way to their apartments in a protected climate. By hanging the apartment floors on the outer side of the silo it becomes possible to make long curved spaces to be designed for personal desire and comfort; each with the full panoramic view which makes the site so special. In this way every room profits from the unique location of the project.
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