Bringing together a whole district
Byens Hus (in English 'the Town's House') represents the fulfilment of CPH City & Port Development’s vision to consolidate the common functions of a district into a single building, creating new opportunities for activities and encounters between people of all ages.
The heart of Ørestad South
In close proximity to Asger Jorn Square and one of Amager Nature Park’s upcoming main entrances, Byens Hus - together with a daycare facility and residential building - will make up the heart of Ørestad South. It will become a place where new possibilities arise as various functions are concentrated and put alongside each other while also being closely connected to the public urban space. The overall goal is to create a place that in addition to functioning as a community house will also become a modern, diverse cultural centre for the entire district.
A terraced cityscape
Byens Hus is based on the idea of creating a terraced city. The result is a building that rises up from the city floor as a vertical interpretation of life in the city; a building that, with its many terraces and staggered facade, appears varied and vibrant at all levels, from top to bottom. Brick is also used as the primary facade material, which helps create a look that resonates with its location and the idea of a structural design defined by its surroundings.
Byens Hus is based on a vision to give people of all ages a wealth of opportunities to get involved in different communities and recreational activities. It has therefore been conceptualised and designed as a building where life is the main attractor and where the life inside the building shapes it in close interaction with its surroundings.Pernille Stahlschmidt Tørning / Architect and Head of Copenhagen office