Tegnestuen Lokal has transformed a dilapidated building, Ørsted Gardens, previously referred to as the ugliest in its neighbourhood.
The radical transformation grew out of a banal façade renovation, into a drastic alteration of the building’s semi-private spaces and a radical reinvention of the façade facing the heavily trafficked street.
Ørsted Gardens aims to create a new social space to bolster the social coherence in the building. That social space is created through a series of glass bays, creating semi-private decks for each resident.
The private balconies, placed on the outside of the access way, are both private and shared, encouraging random meetings between residents.
This project has been longlisted in the residential rebirth project category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Architecture: Tegnestuen Lokal
Project: Ørsted Gardens