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Weekly Report 11 | August 1st to 7th by t.devlin
August 20, 2010, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

The Sømærk Apartments in Copenhagen give a new meaning to waterfront living – they are built ON the water itself as seen in the section above.  The landscape around these 5 buildings of rental and owner occupied units is related to use of the water.  Located in the inner harbor, the location allows for boat travel to the Baltic Sea, and the greater bodies of water in Europe.  The boat is valued for more than recreational purposes.  The programming of the buildings allows dock space for large and small boats for owners and visitors.  There are several protected swimming areas, which takes the place of any significant yard or landscape.  There are fish cleaning stations under each building, and a community center at the very end of the complex reaching out into the harbor.  Parking is kept below grade to reduce visual clutter and create an environment around the buildings that privileges people, not the automobile.  Every detail surrounding the exterior of these buildings is well thought out and takes advantage  of the water the buildings are set on.  The design is orientated for safe and efficient boat and water use.  If you are curious and want to read the full version of my Week 11 Report, then CLICK HERE




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