Gallery: PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tall...

Residents can relax by the waterside or step right over to greener pastures.
Residents can relax by the waterside or step right over to greener pastures.

At 476 units, 8 Tallet is Denmark’s largest housing complex. The structure’s most distinguishing feature is a wide promenade that weaves through the entire building from the bottom to the top, affording views of all the units. The path also creates a channel for inhabitants to easily communicate and establish a sense of unity with each another.

The building offers a range of services for residents in a free-flowing program that encourages community. The multi-level, east-west design maximizes daylight throughout the units and the courtyard. The building is without question colossal, but the careful management of space makes for a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The apartments sell for $500,000 and upwards, and additional detached units are still under construction. Visitors are invited to roam through the structure, park their bike in the expansive cycle lot, enjoy the cafe and enjoy the spectacular surrounding views of the land and wildlife.

8 Tallet is shining example of the hundreds of new building initiatives that Copenhagen is undertaking to become a carbon neutral city by 2025.

+ Bjarke Ingels Group

+ 8 Tallet

Photos: © Diane Pham/Inhabitat


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  1. Sara Corner August 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

    The design of this great architecture is really a very excellent design.

    Team Furnicons

  2. gthurman June 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    It looks like a great design for college housing. The moat could reduce the number of entrances to the closed community. Courtyard view provides ‘social moderation’. The interior park/pool could double as a swimming pool and heat sink.

  3. Lilly June 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    To me, nothing about this building is inviting or feels “green.” The view from the subway makes it look like a burned-out abandoned factory. It’s hideous!

  4. GreenChief85 June 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    How much did it cost in American dollars.

  5. dss49 June 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    love the building and BIG always executes their concepts spot on… I am however, as a landscape architect, appalled by the lack of attention given to such a potentially awesome interior courtyard… I mean it’s a joke of a design

  6. kapelian June 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Hello, the idea is great but the design extremely deceiving, uncreative. It certainly didn’t give me the desire to live there and I’m not sure the designers who conceived the place would!

  7. arcilook June 21, 2011 at 8:42 am

    That’s our favorite project in years. BIG up! :)

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