Copenhagen’s Striking Green-Roofed Soil Treatment Center Resembles Two Giant Mud Hills
Located north of Copenhagen, the new soil center was designed for cleaning vast amounts of soil dug up from construction projects and metro building sites. Once the soil is clean and decontaminated, it will be used for sculpting the landscape of a new urban quarter called Nordhavn. Featuring a gorgeous red weathering steel facade protected by a layer of rust, the building’s distinctive roof is flourishing with plants, bushes and trees (coming soon).
An office, laboratories, dressing rooms, two large workshops, garages and storage spaces are all sheltered under a the M-shaped roof, and the open interiors are lit naturally, which makes a healthy environment for both, employees and the greenery growing inside. Christensen & Co‘s design makes up for the piece of the landscape it has occupied while helping preserve the area’s natural biodiversity.
Photos by Adam Mork
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