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Gemini Residence
MVRDV

August 15, 2005 /

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Two former silos on Copenhagen's waterfront are transformed into exciting new residences.

In converting the old twin Seed Silos on Copenhagen's waterfront into residential towers the architects placed the circulation in the core of the concrete structures and, literally, "clipped" the apartment to the exterior of the silos.

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Both silo cores are covered by glass roofs, forming a lobby area as tall as the building itself, and within which residents and visitors will be able to pass upwards and downwards. In this way the silo will form a new core for the project, while all of the useable parts of the structure, all of its spaces, will benefit from the project's unique location.

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The core becomes an open lobby atrium, covered by a glass roof for natural light, with visible elevators, stairs, and access to the apartment. The silos are connected on each floor.

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Floor to ceiling windows, and terraces, take advantage of the spectacular views of Copenhagen and its harbor front.

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The Gemini Residence is part of Havnestad, Harbour Town, a new urban district in Copenhagen.

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Facts about Gemini Residence

Total area:

9,800 m2
Silo size: 42 m, 25 m wide
86 Apartments each just over 100 m2

Architects:
MVRDV

Associate architects:

Jørgensen & Wolhfeldts

General Contractor:

NCC Construction Denmark A/S

Structural Engineer:

Peter Lind A/S

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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