The idea of Lighthouse is to create an attractive and versatile urban area on the harbor front in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. Openness, vividness and multiplicity characterize the Lighthouse which is mix a high-rise structure with small groups of terraced houses to ensure smaller community ambiance and safety. Adding an afternoon sun lit seaside promenade with cafés, shops, and a large square for leisure activities, the master plan emphasizes interaction of private, semi-public and public areas, with public access to the view from the sky bar at the top of the tower building.
Green and Relaxed
Lighthouse is situated at the outermost part of Aarhus Harbor, and consists of private as well as social housing facilities together In order to ensure green and quiet walkways between the buildings, motorists are to park in an underground parking facility leaving the area to the residents, and to guest pedestrians and cyclists.
Sun and View for All
In the research and analysis phase we conducted thorough studies of the societal development, cultural trends and living conditions as well as of the location context and considerations of wind and weather conditions. The basic idea of the design was to provide all the residences with a sunny south face and a north view. The façade structure without rear sides appears homogeneous and individual at the same time. The characteristic facade pattern reflects the reflections of light in water.
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