The Mountain is the second generation of the VM Houses, with the same client, size and same street. The program however is 1/3 residences and 2/3 parking, which services both the Mountain and VM House. Rather than designing two separate buildings – a parking and a housing block – we decided to merge the two functions into a symbiotic relationship.
The parking wants to be connected with the street and the housing wants sunlight, fresh air and a view. Since Copenhagen is reclaimed flat land without topography, what if the parking became the foundation of the housing – like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the first to the eleventh floor. All apartments have sun filled roof gardens, amazing views and street parking on the tenth floor! The Mountain appears as a suburban neighbourhood of garden homes, flowing over a 10 story building – suburban living with urban density.
|Project||Residential, Parking, Retail||Budget||34.873.000 EUR||Type||Commission|
|Size||33.000 m2||Client||Høpfner A/S, Danish Oil Company||Status||Mies van der Rohe Prize Nomination 2008, WAF World Architecture Festival Award 2008 / Best Housing Project, Danish Wood Award "Træprisen" 2008, Forum AID Award 2009, Completed 2008|
|Location||Copenhagen, Denmark||Team||PLOT, JDS, BIG, Moe|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt||Project Leader||Finn Nørkjaer||Project Team||
Annette Jensen, Bjarke Ingels, Dariusz Bojarski, Dennis Rasmussen, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Henrick Poulsen, Jakob Lange, Jan Borgstrøm, Joao Vieira Costa, Jørn Jensen, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Karsten Vestergaard, Kristoffer Harling, Leon Rost, Louise Steffensen, Malte Rosenquist, Malte Rosenquist, Mia Frederiksen, Ole Elkjaer-Larsen, Ole Nannberg, Roberto Rosales Salazar, Rong Bin, Sophus Søbye, Søren Lambertsen, Wataru Tanaka