Copenhagen, Denmark—Leading construction and development company NCC has been named turnkey contractor for an approximately $59.5 million (SEK 379 million) project in the Port of Copenhagen. The development is part of the new Nordhavnen city district. Marmormolen P/S commissioned the contract.
The more than 355,000-square-foot project features two components: housing, which takes up around 150,000 square feet and amore than 204,000-square-foot parking garage. Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the center of the project’s concept.
A total of 128 housing units, which are designed by local architecture firm Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, range in size between 861 and 1,506 square feet. 1:1 Lansdcape, another local firm, will handle landscaping for residential project. The apartment buildings will be laid out in jointed wings facing the docks and as a result will benefit from maximum sunlight exposure. Buildings will mostly be three- to five-stories tall and feature dark tile facades, reminiscent of the old dock warehouses. The style of the structures will follow the classic simplicity of Nordic architecture, while also striving to incorporate an urban feel into the city-side residential district.
The project will be surrounded by water on three sides, bounded by canals and dock basins. Hardy local vegetation will be planted extensively throughout the development, striving for the absolute minimum of paved area.
With project planning underway, groundbreaking is expected to take place in fall 2013, with an August 2015 estimated delivery date.
Nordhavnen is the largest urban development project in Denmark. Currently expanding, the district will be developed over the following four to five decades. Upon completion it will have a residential and working population of 60,000 to 80,000.