We've been closely following the development of Bjarke Ingels Group's 8 Tallet in Copenhagen from the beginning, so when we were invited by both BIG and the Danish Design Center to take an exclusive tour of the structure, we were on the first plane out! Settled just 15 minutes from Copenhagen's historic city center (by bike or train , 8 Tallet is a beautiful mixed-use complex that fuses modern living with the delicate beauty of Denmark's landscape. From stunning views of cows grazing upon grass to a glimpse of Sweden just over the water, 8 Tallet took our breath away!
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.
Photos: © Diane Pham/Inhabitat