BISPEBJERG BAKKE

Bispebjerg Bakke is an apartment complex in the Bispebjerg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was designed by leading Danish sculptor Bjørn Nørgaard in collaboration with Boldsen & Holm Arkitekter, MAA.

Bjørn Nørgaard was inspired by music when he made the first model of the complex which he moulded in clay. It consists of two buildings that wind like a serpent down the sloping site. The buildings are generally three to four storeys high, in places rising to eight storeys. The complex contains a total of 135 apartments.

In accord with the ethos of the project, it is generally executed in high quality materials. It is built with full-brick walls in a combination of red and yellow coal-burned bricks, a reference to the traditional apartment blocks in the Nørrebro working-class neighbourhood where red was used on the street and yellow on the courtyard side of the houses. The building has detailing in red and yellow glazed Chinese tiles on balconies and in the entrance halls leading to the staircases. Windows are made of wood and aluminium, roofs are capped with a combination of zinc or copper.

The idea was to demonstrate that good buildings, in terms of design, craftsmanship and materials, can compete with today’s industrialized construction industry. The initial ambition to prove that it was possible to construct high quality buildings with traditional craftsmen instead of contracting firms and industrial building methods had to be moderated along the way. In the end NCC was hired and concrete sections had to be introduced. Construction started in August 2004 and the building was completed in 2006.

Facts

135 rented accomodation dwellings measuring 82-140 sq.m. A single apartment is 229 sq.m.

Client

Bispebjerg Bakke I/S

Haandværkerforeningens Fond (Alderstrøst)

Realdania - Foundation for the Built Environment in the form of Realdania Ejendomme A/S

Artist and architect

Professor Bjørn Nørgaard, sculptor, in collaboration with Boldsen & Holm Arkitekter, MAA

Landscape Architect

Knud W.Ø. Larsen Landskabsarkitekter MDL

Engineer

Grontmij | Carl Bro

Contractor

NCC Construction A/S

Timeframe

Occupancy from 2007

Apartments

135 rental apartments, 85-229 sq. m.

Price

82 sq.m approx. DKK 8,000 in 2005

Address

Bispebjerg Bakke 20

Copenhagen NV

Media

24 photos and 2 videos

Building Activity

  • Ana Dimitrova
    Ana Dimitrova updated a file, uploaded a file, removed a media, updated 26 media, uploaded 27 media, added 4 digital references, updated and activity.buildings_person.update_many
    Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke Bispebjerg Bakke
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • princesssputnik
    princesssputnik activity.buildings_person.create
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com