Launch Slideshow

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8 House

8 House

  • Copenhagen-based BIG designed this figure-eight-shaped housing complex.

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    Copenhagen-based BIG designed this figure-eight-shaped housing complex.

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    Copenhagen-based BIG designed this figure-eight-shaped housing complex.

  • Commercial spaces are located on the ground level.

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    Commercial spaces are located on the ground level.

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    Jens Lindhe

    Commercial spaces are located on the ground level.

  • The interior courtyard.

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    The interior courtyard.

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    The interior courtyard.

  • The project contains 475 housing units.

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    The project contains 475 housing units.

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    The project contains 475 housing units.

  • The project is sited adjacent to farmland.

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    The project is sited adjacent to farmland.

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    The project is sited adjacent to farmland.

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    Jens Lindhe

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    Jens Lindhe

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    Jesper Ray

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    Ty Stange

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    Ty Stange

  • One of the project's two sloping green roofs.

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    One of the project's two sloping green roofs.

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    Ulrik Reeh

    One of the project's two sloping green roofs.

  • BIG's model of the project

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    BIG's model of the project

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    BIG's model of the project

Designed by Copenhagen-based BIG, the figure-eight-shaped, mixed-use 8 House contains 475 housing units. Apartments occupy the top floors, where they benefit from sunlight, fresh air, and views. Commercial spaces below merge with life on the street. Two sloping green roofs reduce the heat-island effect, and visually reference adjacent farmlands to the south.

Jury: “The 8 House masterfully re-creates the horizontal social connectivity and interaction of the streets of a village neighborhood through a series of delightful accessible ramps. … This is a complex and exemplary project of a new typology.”

Client: “The 8 House culminates three residential projects that I have developed with Bjarke Ingels in Copenhagen. Our vision for the 8 House was to create a sense of community and strengthen the social interaction between its residents, which became possible only through my long-term collaboration with BIG.” —Per Høpfner, CEO, Høpfner Partners