spanish photographer andres gallardo albajar, 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

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    architecture news