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.
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