Images: all credits go to COBE except for the two indicated with Rasmus Hjortsh
这座62m高的17层筒仓将成为哥本哈根新社区的天然方向标。筒仓储存和处理稻谷的原有功能让每一层的筒仓空间都不尽相同。改造后的筒仓将容纳40间各具特点的公寓。公寓自下而上错置分布，楼层高度可高达8m，面积从80 m2至800 m2不等，分为单层和双层两种模式。每间公寓都设大面积全景窗户以及可以眺望哥本哈根天际线和厄勒海峡的阳台。改造后的筒仓将拥有新的立面。在公寓内可以看到混凝土柱和墙壁等筒仓的原结构。
The transformation of Nordhavnen in the Copenhagen Harbor is well under way. Some of the harbor’s old industrial buildings will be preserved in the new neighborhood – among them are the old silos. The tallest one is now being transformed into housing and public functions. Union Holding represented by Klaus Kastbjerg owns the silo and is responsible for the transformation. The project is called “The Silo” and is designed by Danish firm COBE who is also the architects behind the urban development plans for Nordhavnen.
The 62 meters and 17-storey tall transformed silo will become a natural point of orientation in Copenhagen’s new neighborhood. The demands for storage and handling of grain has led to magnificent spatial variation floor by floor. This will result in 40 different apartments, stacked on top of each other within the existing silo structure with floor heights of up to 8 meters and in sizes from 80 m2 up to 800 m2, in either one or two levels. Each apartment has large panoramic windows and balconies with views overlooking the Copenhagen skyline and Oresund. With the transformation,the silo will be wrapped in a new facade. The silo’s original structure such as concrete columns and walls will be a visual element in all apartments.
Union Holding代表Klaus Kastbjerg说：“该筒仓在哥本哈根十分有名，是Nordhavnen地区的象征性建筑。它拥有伟岸的细长结构，是Nordhavnen地区最大的工业建筑。位于厄勒海峡与哥本哈根交接处的筒仓也是该区工业景观的地标式建筑。筒仓改造项目探索如何在保留旧工业建筑灵魂的同时结束原功能开启新功能，这一点十分激动人心！我们希望此次改造能够保留筒仓广为熟知的形象，但同时将其翻新改造为Nordhavnen地区的现代化地标。”
▼现状 Existing situation; Photo © Rasmus Hjortsh
▼现状 Existing situation; Photo © Rasmus Hjortsh
Klaus Kastbjerg says: “The Silo is a well-known building to many Copenhageners and is an icon in Nordhavnen. Furthermore, the silo is the largest industrial building in Nordhavnen and it has a majestic slenderness. It is a landmark in the industrial landscape – right where Oresund meets Copenhagen. The exciting thing about old industrial property is how to preserve their soul and at the same time use them for something else, when the original use is terminated. With this project we want to maintain the familiar identity of the silo and at the same time renew and transform it into a modern landmark for Nordhavnen”.
▼ 概念图（左一）保留保留大型混凝土筒仓的特性；（左二） 改造让人惊叹的筒仓；（中）原为工业储存仓库；（右一）Nordhavn区域改造规划标志性建筑；（右二）变为私人住宅和公共区域 Diagram (Left 1) How to keep the character of the monolithic, concrete Silo; (Left 2) how to transform this stunning corn silo; (Middle) from an industrial storage container; (Right 1) into an icon of the transformed Nordhavn area;(Right 2) transform into private housing and public functions
▼（左）立面图 （右）剖面图 (Left) elevation (Right) section
As a special feature both the ground floor and the top floor of the silo will be used for public purposes such as exhibitions, events, conferences and a restaurant.
▼ 内景 interior
Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director at COBE, elaborates: ”The transformation of the silo consists of two parts: private housing and public functions. These functions together ensure that the building remains active all day, and furthermore, the public functions at the top and bottom ensures a multidimensional experience for the various users of the building. From the top you can see almost all of Copen-hagen in one large panorama. It is completely unique and something all Copenhageners will have the possibility to experience. The Silo will be inhabited, but will at the same time also be a destination for all Copenhageners; a kind of urban silo. Thereby we ensure that the silo becomes a kick-starter and a milestone for the future development of Nordhavnen”.
The Silo is expected to be completed at the end of 2016.
▼地面层平面图 Ground plan
COBE was founded in 2005 and has since then pinned itself firmly on the Danish architecture map with a number of prestigious and award-winning projects – both realized and under develop-ment. This includes The Library, Nørreport Station, Israel’s Square, the development of Nordhav-nen and multiple kindergartens under construction. COBE is led and owned by Dan Stubbergaard and employs approximately 60 dedicated architects, constructing architects, landscape architects and urban planners.
About Klaus Kastbjerg:
Klaus Kastbjerg has great experience with developing old harbor areas. For more than 30 years he has bought old industrial properties and transformed them into housing and commercial use. He is among other things behind the realization of the late Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s plans for a new quarter by the Kalkbrænderi harbor basin in Nordhavnen in Copenhagen. Klaus Kastbjerg is also the man behind the temporary development of Christiansholm, better known as the Paper Island, in the central Copenhagen harbour.
About The Silo:
Place: Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Client: Union Holding by Klaus Kastbjerg
Engineers: Wessberg og Alectia
Program: Transformation of existing grain silo into housing and public functions
Size: 8.500 m2 (91,493 sqf)
Status: Ongoing, completed end of 2016
Images: COBE and Rasmus Hjortshøj
Web pages: www.thesilo.dk and www.cobe.dk