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The individual buildings composes a modern interpretation of the historical city blocks.

The housing blocks mediates the transition from the old historical city on Aarhus Ø. Its large, inhabited roofs represent a modern interpretation of the old warehouses on the historical harbourfront. Its scale and materiality create a well balanced link between old and new – an important mediator that connects past and present into two modern housing blocks, on the very edge of the harbourfront.

Typology / Housing
Location / Aarhus
Year / 2021-
Status / Competition, 1st prize (on-going)
Size / 29.000 m²
Client / Prime Office
Collaborators / AFRY / Arkplan / Luplau & Poulsen / Aarsleff 
Design team / PAX Architects/ Suder-Lassen architects/ Concept/ Rumvirke


The two housing blocks respects the scale and materiality of the old historical city as well as the newly developed buildings on Aarhus Ø

The two housing blocks consists of individual buildings – placed shoulder by shoulder – ranging from 5 to 8 floors that mediates the height and scale of both the historical city and the talk buildings on the harbourfront”

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