Keeping cyclists in mind at all times, the architect company BIG designed residential project 8 House to feature a cycle path, leading all the way from the ground up to the tenth floor. Two courtyard spaces fill the centres of each of the loops that make up the figure of eight, which are connected by a tunnel that houses communal facilities. 61,000 square metres in size, 8 House was the third housing development that BIG have worked on in Orestad. Making it stand out from other urban developments are the two sloping green roofs which were added in to the design, reducing the urban heat island effect as well as to create a sense of transition from the surrounding farmland to this new urban centre. The lower levels of 8 House are made up of office space and the upper floors have been turned into beautiful homes.
8 House , Richard Mortensens Vej, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 26 00 00