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24/06/2021 Comments (0) Architecture, Other, Real Estate, Technology

Aarhus (Denmark): floating offices

Linking two parts of the second-largest city in Denmark: that is the spectacular gamble about to be won by this splendid building which will “float” along the water. 

Seen as the new city gate, The Hinge will be a key landmark and a strong visual connection between the historic city centre and the new Aarhus Ø urban area (rehabilitated former merchant navy docks). 

Entirely in line with the Scandinavian architecture features, which makes the most of natural light and takes advantage of the proximity of the water, this new office building will allow you to enjoy the sun and life by the canal while being sheltered from the wind.

  • The Hinge © KVANT-1 & Dorte Mandrup
    The Hinge © KVANT-1 & Dorte Mandrup
  • The Hinge © KVANT-1 & Dorte Mandrup
    The Hinge © KVANT-1 & Dorte Mandrup
  • The Hinge © KVANT-1 & Dorte Mandrup
    The Hinge © KVANT-1 & Dorte Mandrup

Maintaining panoramas and clearances

With its open base, the building will create transparency towards the coastal roads and the port. It will offer stunning views on the canal below the building, creating the visual impression that the building is floating on water. 

Sustainability will be at the centre of the design process. By using recycled materials such as concrete and glass, the Dorte Mandrup office aims to influence the analysis of the lifecycle in construction positively. Dorte Mandrup herself is one of the prominent figures of Scandinavian architecture. 

The building will offer workspaces to innovative companies and start-ups to develop their ambitions for the future. In the public space located on the lower level, visitors will have access to an organic market and can also recycle furniture, clothes or bicycles.

The Hinge should be operational in 2026.

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