c.f. moller: siloetten
c.f. moller: siloetten c.f. moller: siloetten
may 01, 2010

c.f. moller: siloetten

‘siloetten’by c.f. moller all images courtesy c.f. moller

danish firm c.f. moller recently completed ‘siloetten’ located in logten north of aarhus. the was that of former silos which have been transformed into a ‘rural high-rise’ with 21 residences composed as individual and unique ‘stacked villas’. they are a mix of single storey flats and maisonettes, where no two flats are the same.

the body of the silo is deliberately left visible on the side of the building facing the new centre, to ensure a continued legibility of the history of the site. the silo contains staircases and lifts, and provides the base of a common roof terrace. around the tower, the apartments are built up upon a steel structure which protrude out into the light and the landscape.

the unusual structure with its protrusions and displacements provides all of the apartments with generous outdoor spaces, and views of aarhus bay and the city itself.

at the foot of the silo, a new ‘village centre’ has been created, with a public space surrounded by a mix-use complex with shops, supermarket and terraced housing, and a green park containing small allotments for the residents.

the silo visible in the center of the apartments

one of the apartments

the surrounding area

siloetten / the sil(o)houette, aarhus, denmark location: løgten, denmark client: løgten midt a/s architect: c. f. møller architects in collaboration with christian carlsen arkitektfirma landscape architect: c. f. møller architects engineer: niras size: 3000 m2 (silo conversion housing), 1500 m2 (mixed-use urban centre) year: 2004-2010

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