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JDS Architects’ Iceberg Housing Mimics Jagged Floating Ice in Denmark
The Iceberg was selected as the winning entry in Aarhus’ international design competition held in 2008. The second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus sought to redefine its post-industrial image and find new uses for old industrial sites and buildings. The final five-acre development serves as a “living city quarter” and offers a diverse array of cultural and social spaces in addition to office and residential homes.
The iconic iceberg-like shape of the buildings was partly informed by the competition’s challenging requirements for high-density as well as site height restrictions. The jagged rooflines also helped preserve ocean views and good daylight conditions. To keep with the Iceberg’s geometric forms, the windows comprise a mix of triangular and square frames. Transparent icy blue balconies extend from various floors to complete the wintry theme.
Images via JDS Architects
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