VLA and COBE's proposal for three new buildings at Krøyers Plads uses the historic warehouses as inspiration.
Folding roofs and the building's robust materials are important architectural themes that create a dialogue between old and new, and at the same time a modern and empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.
The two new buildings facing the harbour are designed as office facilities. The dwellings are grouped in one building that is orientated towards the basin with an open glass facade, allowing for greater views of the harbour. The building's simple geometry with sloping roofs, relates to the surrounding cornice heights, and is designed with roof surfaces exposed to the harbor like the existing warehouses.
The modern warehouses at Krøyer Plads are developed after a series of principles of sustainability, so the buildings meet the need for environmental, social, economic and resource-focused aspects of construction.