andres gallardo captures the geometrical facade of COBE's 'silo building' in copenhagen

andres gallardo captures the geometrical facade of COBE's 'silo building' in copenhagen

spanish photographer andres gallardo, presents his latest photo series of the silo building designed by COBE architects. completed in may 2017, the 17 story building transforms an old grain silo into one of the main references and examples of the urban development in copenhagen.

andres gallardo silo building
all images © andres gallardo albajar



gallardo albajar met with the team from COBE and the building’s developers to get an inside look at the site. in a four hour session, the photographer captures the silo under different lighting and weather conditions. the images reveal the unique angles of the building’s façade and emphasize the materiality and geometry of its various spaces.

andres gallardo silo building
the new and improved building creates space for unique apartments



the immense spatial variation within the original silo is due to the various functions of storing and handling grain. the new and improved building creates space for 38 unique apartments. single and multi-level units range from 106 square meters to 401 square meters in size, with floor heights of up to 7 meters. both the top and lower levels have public access, to ensure a multi-dimensional experience for the various users of the building.

andres gallardo silo building
the 17-story building contains 38 apartments

andres gallardo silo building
the steel façade changes throughout the day as it reacts to light

andres gallardo silo building
the new skin updates the existing structure to serve as an urban focal point

andres gallardo silo building
an angular faceted facade made of raw galvanized steel now acts as a climate screen

andres gallardo silo building
the different angles create unique spatial conditions at each level

andres gallardo silo building
the residences provide terraces with beautiful views

andres gallardo silo building
both the top and lower levels are accessible to the public

andres gallardo silo building
a new skin was wrapped around the existing structure to update the silo to current standards

andres gallardo silo building
concrete spaces add texture and dimension to the new project

andres gallardo silo building
the building’s location on the waterfront gives residents stunning views of the water


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