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Bellarækkerne

The Bellakvarter district is centrally located in Ørestad near Bella Center and right next to Amager Common. This development of townhouses consists of a wing structure, which forms an intimate network of streets. The design is simple, with small variations in the composition of the façades.

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Client
Solstra Development
Collaborators
HHM, Alectia, COBE
Location
Bellakvarter, Ørestad
Area
14,000 m2
Status
Realised in 2017

Urban space and housing

The 122 townhouses clearly resemble Copenhagen’s typical housing association homes, familiar from the likes of Kartoffelrækkerne and Humleby, which have perfect settings for sociable families who wish to live close to the city.

Unusually, the 114m2 of each townhouse is divided into three floors: an idea that beautifully underpins the vision of a diverse area, since the close proximity between the houses enhances a sense of neighbourhood, making Bellarækkerne an extremely sociable development.

The private front and back gardens and the communal environment provide ample opportunity for leisure and play. The whole area is traffic-free and, in designing the charming lanes between the houses, the aim was to unify the area and create a sense of community.

Bellarækkerne has a Nordic, timeless expression, underpinned by natural, solid materials that create a warm, comfortable feel. For example, if you go for a walk in the neighbourhood you will discover that the entire area between the hedges and sheds is unified by timber, which will weather beautifully in the course of time.

There is variety in the positions of the windows and balconies to create life and lend a dynamic feel. Meanwhile, the various types of bricks, which match each other, create variation and make it easier to find your way around in the area, because the houses have different identities.

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Hør Torsten Stephensen, partner i Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter, fortælle om udviklingen af Bellarækkerne i Ørestad.
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mads frederik architectural photography
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