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Thursday, September 19, 2019

OMA's Blox opens in Copenhagen

This mixed-use building is strategically located to face the main canal of the Danish capital, between the Slotsholmen cultural district and the urban center. The project creates new links between these areas, respecting traffic at street level and establishing overpasses and underpasses so that pedestrians can enjoy the different uses of the building. The Bryghusprojektet consists of a mix of homes, offices, shops, restaurants and new headquarters of the DAC (Danish Architecture Center). The section of the building emerges from the heaping of rectangular prisms, making the interaction with other elements of the program easier, and creating dynamic facades with a fragmented volumetry that adapts to the conditions of the environment in each orientation. The location of the project – alongside historic monuments like Christiansborg Palace and many other bold, contemporary interventions – defines its exterior image, which highlights the abstract character of the geometry so as not to impose itself on the context. The facades are closed with glass and metallic latticeworks, letting the building open up to different views of Copenhagen’s waterfront. 
The Swerve

The Swerve

Luis Fernández-Galiano
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