The new residential block in Ørestad South, Cobrahave, is re-interpreting Copenhagen’s architectural heritage by taking the Copenhagen blocks of flats as the starting point.
Client: Obel-LFI Ejendomme A/S
Developer: Agenda Property)
Size: 21200 m², 220 dwellings, 70-120 m²
Address: Copenhagen, Denmark
Year: 2015-
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: C.F. Møller Landscape
Collaborators: V8 Construction
Prizes: 1st prize in competition, 2015
The project, which includes 220 apartments is situated next to Amager Fælled that, with its rich nature and recreational opportunities, offers Cobrahave residents plenty of light and air in the immediate vicinity of the apartments.

Based on the classical Copenhagen blocks of flats, the façade is a variation on recognisable proportions and decorative motifs: bay windows, French balconies, patterned brickwork and coloured brickwork, often in shades of red. The base at the ground floor level is marked with high plinths and entrance areas, in the classical Copenhagen tradition. The roof is articulated and varied, with attics and cornices.

Regarding interiors, flexible homes will be created, primarily as flats of around 100 square meters, all with balconies. In each apartment a solid core with kitchen and bath will be established, so that the remaining areas are free to be arranged as wanted. By doing this, flexible flats are established which will be attractive to everyone, including single people, young families, families with several children, and older couples and thereby create diversity in the residential profile.

C.F. Møller Architects
Simplicity, clarity and unpretentiousness, the ideals that have guided our work since the practice was established in 1924, are continually re-interpreted to suit individual projects, always site-specific and combined with sustainable, innovative and socially responsible design solutions.
Over the years, we have won a large number of national and international competitions and major architectural awards. Our work has been on show at architectural exhibitions all over the world as well as published in books and leading professional journals.
With our integrated design approach which seamlessly blends urban design, landscape, building design and building component design, C.F. Møller has received much acclaim for international projects of reference like the unique University
Campus in Aarhus, the National Gallery in Copenhagen, the Darwin Centre at the Museum of Natural History in London, the Akershus University Hospital in Oslo, the 2012 Olympics’ Athletes Village in London and many others.
We have a strong tradition for social and environmental responsibility in a democratic architecture accessible to all.
We regard resource-consciousness, healthy project finances and good craftsmanship as essential elements in our work, all the way from master plans to the design of components.
Today C.F. Møller has app. 350 employees. Our head office is in Aarhus, Denmark and we have branches in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Stockholm and London.
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