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Birkegade Rooftop Penthouses // JDS ARCHITECTS

4, Birkegade, København N, København, Denmark

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Optimization and utilization of the city roofElmegade district is one of the most densely populated areas of inner Nørrebro, Copenhagen. As for the triangular block of Birkegade/Egegade/Elmegade, this density can also be measured by its inner dark, narrow and cramped courtyard.It is through those courtyard conditions that the concept of the project originates: The driving concept is to create the ‘missing garden’ at the top of the existing housing block in association with 3 new penthouses, so that all residents gain access to a genuine outdoor garden.In order to qualify ‘the missing garden’, we looked at the current conditions of Copenhagen gardens.

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They are characteristically associated with functionality. With that sense, we have taken the rooftop garden as a designed space of functions with an association to materiality. This is reflected in our project’s orange playground with shock-absorbing surface and a playful suspension bridge, a green hill with varying accommodation backed by real grass and durant vegetation, a viewing platform, an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and a more quiet wooden deck.The aim is to optimize and fully exploit the situations that the site has to offer, and thereby design a potential for the future exploitation of the roof to the delight of all the co-op’s residents.

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It is a concept which is not limited to establish the 3 new apartments, but a concept which both creates a useful roof garden as well as a beautiful landscape for the co-op’s neighbours and city residents in general..

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