The Silo

Location: Nordhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Client: Union Holding by Klaus Kastbjerg, NRE Danmark

Program: Housing and public functions

Size: 10.000 m2

Status: Under construction, completed at the beginning of 2017

Collaborators: Balslev, Wessberg, NRE Danmark

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Caroline Nagel, Greta Tiedje, Claes Nilsson, Ted Schaumann, Navid Christensen, Alexander Ejsing, Rune Boserup, Liv Moodie, Sune Mogensen, Anis Souissi, Morten Andersen, Matti Hein Nørgaard, Bart Smets, Antonia Szabo, Adam Wicherek, Caroline Henke, Emil Scharnweber, Emre Senoglu, Kaisa Lillemets, Milda Naujalyte, Elin Parry, Javier Hernani

The 62 meters and 17-storey tall transformed silo will become a natural point of orientation in Copenhagen’s new neighborhood Nordhavnen. The demands for storage and handling of grain has led to magnificent spatial variation floor by floor. This will result in 40 different apartments, stacked on top of each other within the existing silo structure. In addition, public functions are located on the top and bottom floor to ensure a multi-dimensional experience for the various users of the building. The Silo will thus be inhabited, but at the same time also be a destination for all Copenhageners; a kind of urban silo.