Ørestad Syd, building plot 1.3

Construction site 1.3 is based on a traditional block structure, with town houses along the north and south-facing facades. In the gables to the east and west, apartment buildings are established. To ensure greater accessibility between the surroundings and the buildings, the buildings are opened with two gates, one in the northeast passage and one in the southwest facade. This solution opens up the possibility of working with several different outdoor spaces, each with a different character and degree of privacy, which at the same time offers some new alternatives to the surrounding city.

Building structure and building heights

The multi-storey dwellings vary from 4 to 6 storeys, while the town houses are in 3 storeys. The multi-storey dwellings, which function as gable buildings, form a fine transition and coherence to the urban context. The eastern gable buildings are the highest, as it helps to create a more dense and urban city street facing Robert Jacobsens Alle. The western gable buildings are a little lower, and create a more open city, towards the Townhouse district.

Town houses

The town houses in their type have great potential for extremely energy-friendly construction, as they have a large residential volume with a minimal facade area. The houses are located next to each other, and therefore have only two facades to the outdoors. The high degree of buildability and simple construction provide a great guarantee for a house with high density and thus a low heat loss. All windows have a good height and throw daylight far into the home, a solution that minimizes the use of electric light, provides a good indoor climate and contributes to the passive heating of the home.

Facade architecture and materiality

The town houses and multi-storey dwellings are made of good quality bricks, with a variety and texture that gives the facades life. The buildings have several shifts in the facade line, which helps to break the monotonous facade architecture and add individuality to each individual home. The buildings are built in light shades of brick. The building intends to radiate the same weight and robustness as Copenhagen’s older city houses. The combination of varied height and a vertical division of the facade, will adapt the large building volume to a more human scale at street level. It gives the impression of a building consisting of several individual properties.

Some town houses have a mansard roof at the height of the second floor with a window section with a French balcony. This architectural element gives variation in the facade and gives the impression that the facade changes in heights and shifts out towards the street. The mansard roof is made of zinc. Townhouses without mansard roof with French balcony, have instead a small balcony.

Material and facade expression go around the corner of the corner buildings, so that the buildings appear as cohesive building bodies. The window motifs are basically the same on both town houses and multi-storey dwellings. The architectural element of the multi-storey dwellings, which differs from the town houses, are two masonry recesses on the east and west facades, respectively, facing the street from the 1st floor and upwards. On each side of the recesses are placed balconies for each apartment. The balconies are partially transparent with a closed lower part in zinc and an upper open part with balusters in galvanized steel. The ground floors, which form the base of the buildings, are established with tile details that mark a clear transition from the ground floor to other floors.


Richard Mortensens Vej & Robert Jacobsens Vej
Ørestad Syd, Copenhagen S

PFA Boliger A/S


Gross Floor Area
8.000 m²