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High-rise Habitat

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The high-rise habitat combines dense urban development with a green habitat adding new public space, and nature in a terraced landscape of parks. A mix of city and nature is created in the combination of a complete green roof and traditional stepped high-rise building. The stepped landscape offers a variety of pocket parks from street level parks to roof parks and sky parks. The green roof is a new ecosystem increasing biodiversity, cooling the building as well as surrounding city spaces by absorbing and vaporizing rainwater. 

 

PROJECT DATA


Project name

High-rise Habitat


Typology

Residential, Commercial


Location


Year

2012


Status

Competition entry


Size

80.000 m2


Client

Concept Idea


Collaborators

Buro Happold


Design team

Sinus Lynge, Tue Hesselberg Foged, Toni Rubio Soler, Ivana Stancic, Jeppe Kiib, Monica Capitanio, Andris Rubenis, Yulia Kozlova


 
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The classical high-rise typology stands centered on the building lot, leaving the urban landscape at its foot undefined and with poor special qualities. This modernistic approach will turn the urban fabric of the city into islands of equal potential separated by infrastructure.

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A new green urban habitat. The cells are sized on the site according the program and context. Pockets of plazas serves as a gateway for pedestrians. Unlike the conventional orthogonal building structures the cell structure provides a flexibility regarding the orientation of the facades.

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The cell structure of the Urban Habitat can be regarded as a product of how one would chose to program the building lot.

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