Light, fresh air and views of the fjord
The particularly good location near Horsens Fjord has determined the construction of the building complex.
- Horsens, Denmark
- 1997 - 1999
- Oluf Jørgensen
- Building of the Year, Municipality of Horsens, 1999
- 7,000 m²
Every new building development includes studies of surroundings and user needs. In the case of Langelinie in Horsens, the particularly good location near Horsens Fjord has determined the construction of the building complex.
The apartments have three floors, designed in a ‘comb structure’. The continuous west-oriented building spine contains toilet/bath, kitchen, bedroom and staircase, while the living areas in the apartments reach out to the fjord on the east with large window areas and balconies. All apartments have an attractive view towards the fjord, while the closed north facades create privacy, hindering cross-views between apartments.
The architectural style is reminiscent of Arne Jacobsen's famous Bellavista development north of Copenhagen and the 1930s cane buildings – here tied together like teeth on a comb. The modernist white and clear lines along the fjord have been reinterpreted in a contemporary language.
The long spine contains core features such as stairs, elevators, bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms, while the living areas are located in the 'pavilions' facing the fjord. Following input from the residents, the apartments have different kitchens, bathrooms and flooring, and the fittings and materials have also been individually selected.