Isbjerget (Iceberg) is located on a stunning site on the waterfront of Aarhus. In order to take advantage of the spectacular views across the bay and maximise natural light, the design team reshaped the masterplan that consisted of closed blocks, into four L-shaped wings, opening up views between the volumes and to the water. The serrated roof allows daylight deep into the building. To achieve optimal views from the apartments to the sea, the building has been cut in a crisscross manner, taking its inspiration from floating icebergs in continual motion. At 7 or 8 stories and 21,500 m2 Isbjerget houses 155 one or two story apartments of 66m2 to 248 m2 and commercial space on the ground floor. The varied building shapes are used to create a series of apartment types. At ground level a number of 2 story townhouses are integrated into the volume. Penthouse apartments are located within the stunning peaks of the building. A mix of apartments with differing balconies, shapes and orientations ensure an urban living environment with social diversity. Isbjerget was designed in collaboration with JDS, Louis Paillard and CEBRA after winning a limited design competition and is on schedule for completion early 2013.
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