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PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Eco-Village

Posted By Diane Pham On June 26, 2011 @ 10:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,green roof | 7 Comments

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At 476 units, 8 Tallet [6] 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 [7] 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 [8] 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.

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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 [9] 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 [3]

+ 8 Tallet [6]

Photos: © Diane Pham/Inhabitat


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: http://inhabitat.com/photos-a-first-look-inside-bigs-stunning-green-roofed-8-tallet-eco-village/big-tallet-8-16/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/photos-a-first-look-inside-bigs-stunning-green-roofed-8-tallet-eco-village/big-tallet-8/?extend=1

[3] Bjarke Ingels Group: http://www.big.dk/

[4] 8 Tallet : http://inhabitat.com/8-tallet-green-roofed-apartment-complex-opens-in-denmark/

[5] Danish Design Center: http://www.ddc.dk/

[6] 8 Tallet: http://www.8tallet.dk/

[7] views: http://inhabitat.com/giant-mangrove-patch-office-tower-rotates-to-provide-splendid-views-of-java-sea/

[8] daylight: http://inhabitat.com/sun-tracker-skylights-pump-daylight-indoors/

[9] park their bike: http://inhabitat.com/manifesto-vertical-bike-storage-uses-cycles-as-attractive-urban-decor/

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