Ørestad Syd, building plot 1.4

Building field 1.4 is based on a traditional square 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 3 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.

The 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 thought to be 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 different reddish-brown and dark shades of brick combined with copper. 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 as architectural element a bay window on 2 floors, which ranges from either living room up to and including the 1st floor or 1st floor up to and including the 2nd floor. The town houses with bay window from living room to 1st floor end with a French balcony on top, while facades without bay window and with bay window from 1st floor to 2nd floor, have French balconies on two floors on 1st and 2nd floor respectively. The bay windows are made of copper.

This architectural element gives variation in the facade architecture and gives the impression that the facade changes in heights and shifts out towards the street. 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 based on the same thing on both town houses and multi-storey dwellings, but in some cases vary in height from multi-storey dwellings to town houses, respectively. The architectural element of the multi-storey dwellings, which differs from the town houses, is a balcony that shifts in the facade and a number of recesses over the entrances, where there are no balconies. The recesses extend over 2 floors at a time and help to give the facade depth. The balconies are transparent with sloping balusters in steel and flat steel as a finish at the top and bottom. The ground floors, which form the base of the building, are established with tile details that mark a clear transition from living room to other floors. Furthermore, the ground floor façade architecture will be different from the other floors – this is imagined to be done with a different bandage or recess in connection with the window motifs. The architectural expression is a modern interpretation of the well-known town houses and multi-storey buildings in Denmark, adapted to future requirements for the indoor climate, and the wishes and needs that a modern family has today.


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

PFA Boliger A/S


Gross Floor Area
9.500 m²