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At this unique location in Nordhavn (North Harbour), formerly part of the Freeport of Copenhagen, PFA is constructing a brand-new urban area consisting of two sustainable residential buildings, two office buildings and a hotel. The area, also known as Redmolen, was built about 100 years ago and has historically been a large part of the port used for storing oil and fuel.
The two residential properties, which will house a total of 115 flats, were designed by Henning Larsen Architects, who were inspired by the harbour’s history, the light, the reflections from the water and the wide, open sky. “The red bricks are a clear reference to the industrial harbour buildings of the past, and are intended to remind residents and visitors that the area was once completely different. It’s important to incorporate into this setting that homes were not always part of the area,” says Louis Becker, Partner and Director at Henning Larsen Architects about the vision and architecture of the project.
"Nordø completes the Århusgade district. The vision for Nordø is a natural part of the unique, overall vision for Nordhavn, which builds on the area’s long history while also bringing to it an exclusive identity. The harbour’s history and the area’s physical qualities, together with the urban spaces and buildings being planned for the future, will create a one-of-a-kind district full of interesting contrasts: New meets old. Small meets big. Close meets open. Dark meets light. The refined meets the robust, and the city opens up to the waterfront. The new architecture draws inspiration from the Østerbro district’s classic blocks of flats and the silos from the area’s history as an industrial port,” says Louis Becker.
The buyers have had the opportunity to choose between four design ranges developed specifically for Nordø by Henning Larsen Architects in close collaboration with uno form. Here, the focus has also been on creating something unique using quality materials and colours from the Nordic palette.
The #Nordø design range is inspired by the Nordø vision, with references to the site’s harbour history, the sky and the city. #NordicNature is the epitome
of the light, air and scents of Nordic seaside landscapes, while #Copenhagen is inspired by Copenhagen’s stately neighbourhoods, where carefully carefully selected colour shades and exclusive materials such as brass and marble remind us of the city’s proud history and craftsmanship traditions. The harbour’s raw industrial background is the setting for #Urban, in which uncompromising and simple materials in the form of steel and striking black surfaces highlight the functionality, aesthetics and clean lines of the apartments, inviting residents to live life in the moment.
All four design ranges – which include fixtures from uno form’s Avantgarde, Shaker and Copenhagen collections – have been displayed in Nordø’s and Lützau estate agent’s exclusive showroom in Nordhavn. At subsequent meetings with Henning Larsen’s interior designer, customers have received individual guidance on their choice of design range.
“The project very much stands out from many other projects,” says Carina Lützau.
“The homes are built in exclusive, high-quality materials and are aimed at a discerning target group that values tasteful and high quality in both architecture and the interior design of the individual home. The four very different design ranges result in very different apartments. At the same time, they are sustainable, as clients at an early stage have been able to choose the design that fits their personal style, taste and furniture, so they won’t be replacing kitchens, for example, after moving in,” Carina Lützau concludes.
Sustainability has been central to Nordø, which has a gold DGNB certification. A DGNB certification means that work is carried out from a
holistic perspective in which the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability are taken into account during the development and construction of the building.