8 House -- 2012 Global Award for Excellence Finalist
June 18, 2012
About 8 House
Owner: Store Frederikslund Holding, Høpfner A/S, Danish Oil Company A/S
Designer: Bjarke Ingels Group
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Why 8 House?
“8 House is our second realized example of architectural alchemy – the idea that by mixing traditional ingredients, retail, rowhouses and apartments in untraditional ways – you create added value if not gold. The mix allows the individual activities to find their way to the most ideal location within the common framework – the retail facing street, the offices towards northern light and the residences with sun and views to the open spaces. 8 House is a perimeter block that morphs into a knot, twisting and turning to maximize the life quality of its many inhabitants” – Bjarke Ingels