Location: Kolding, Denmark
Client: Design City Vest
Program: Offices and retail
Size: 5.750 m2
Status: Commision 2012
Collaborators: Orbicon, Brdr. Daugaard Pedersen
Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Hiroshi Kato, Tabea Treier, Jens Wagner, Claes Nilsson, Matin Jonsbak Nielsen, Rasmus Bernhard Nielsen
A green landscape on the roof is the key element in the design of the Rock reintroducing an ecosystem on top of the building. The roof landscape, embedded with solar cells, slopes towards south allowing each storey to obtain a terrace in the lush roof landscape, with views over the adjacent square. The result is an expressive shape that finds equilibrium between the massive scale of the office structure and the human scale. This architectural strategy also creates a variation in the façade geometries, making each part of the building unique, like crevices on a cliff side.