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Denmark’s tallest building is already under construction and it will rise in Aarhus by 2021. Its waterfront location alone is a reason why many Danes are already looking forward to visiting their country’s new architectural landmark.
The architects at 3XN, the world-class Danish company, have designed one more innovative building, expanding the country’s already long list. This time it will be a residential tower located in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, and more particularly in the upcoming area by the harbor known as Aarhus Ø.
The 146-meter residential tower will be Denmark’s tallest building and it will consist of 44 floors and more than 200 apartments. Each one of the residences is designed to have a sunny south face and a north view and will feature curved balconies. A sky bar at the top of the tower will be open to the public, offering a great view over the harbor and the city. Denmark’s tallest building is part of the ‘Lighthouse’, a project that aims to transform the waterfront at the harbor into an urban area and, according to 3XN architects, emphasizes the interaction of private, semi-public and public areas.
“Over many years, we have been working with promoting life and urbanity on Aarhus Island, and with the Lighthouse development, we will now attempt to embed the temporary urban life into the new neighborhood as a permanent element. Throughout the whole process, we have focused on giving something back to everybody and not just those who will live in the building,” Rune Kilden, an urban developer and co-owner of Kilden & Mortensen, said in a statement.
Therefore, aside from the luxurious apartments, cafes and restaurants, a large square for leisure activities will also be added in the promenade to breathe new life into the district by the waterfront. Cars won’t be allowed in the neighborhood but there will be underground parking facilities available to residents and visitors.
The first phase of Lighthouse, which included terraced housing, was completed in 2012, while Phase 2 is expected to finish in 2021.
That means in three years Denmark will have a new and modern architecture landmark and the inhabitants of Aarhus will gain a revived area designed to put its residents’ quality of life in the epicenter. At the same time, it will encourage the creation of smaller communities and promote social interactions.