MVRDV and ADEPT architects 'sky village' wins copenhagen competition
nov 04, 2008
MVRDV and ADEPT architects 'sky village' wins copenhagen competition


the design of ‘sky village’ is meant to blend into the skyline of copenhagen

MVRDV and co-architects ADEPT have won a competition to design a new tower in rødovre, an independent
municipality of copenhagen, denmark. ‘sky village’ is a 116 meter tall tower which combines single family homes
and skyscraper to create a vertical village. based on a flexible grid structure, the building is made-up of 60m²
‘pixels’ or units, that are arranged around the central core of the tower and can be joined or re-designated to form
larger spaces. the lower floors of the tower accommodate a public plaza with retail, restaurants and office units,
while the middle portion of the tower leans towards the north and creates a variety of sky gardens along the
terraced south side of the building. the overall shape is meant to be a reflection of copenhagen’s historical spire
and aims to blend present day high-rise buildings into the skyline of the city.


the terraced roofs create a village above the sky


reconfigurations of the ‘pixels’ or units
all images © ADEPT architects

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ADEPT: http://www.adeptarchitects.com
MVRDV: http://www.mvrdv.nl

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