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Mixed Use Complex 8 House

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

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Located in South Ørestad, just outside Copenhagen, the huge 8 House complex is not only a landmark building in itself; it also heralds the profound urban development this peripheral area will undergo, linked as it is to the city centre by trunk roads and underground railway (for an overview of Copenhagen’s metropolitan area revitalization and urban expansion programme, see The Plan 039 on Urban Development). The complex designed by architect practice BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) is a radical departure from the extensive, segmented suburban housing estate to the east, comprising small residential units each with their own tiny garden. The underlying concept behind 8 House is to mirror the intricate, articulated urban fabric of the inner city in an outlying district, reproducing the same kind of volume density, extensive commercial space and civic centre as in a bustling city. The complex...

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