The classic Danish Building Society houses, as we know them from Copenhagen’s so-called Potato Rows (Kartoffelrækkerne) and Hops City (Humleby), contain obvious qualities, including their built-in flexibility, welcoming setting and human scale: low-rise, high-density with good conditions for community building. The Harbour Cove (Havnevigen) development by Islands Brygge in Copenhagen offered an opportunity to realize Vandkunsten’s idea for an updated version of the Building Society houses.

The project for client Bonava has now been recognized by the City of Copenhagen for ‘beautiful and good architecture’. The award was presented this afternoon to the client Bonava and Vandkunsten Architects – the project, however is the result of a praiseworthy collaboration with the contractor NCC Construction.