Designed by Copenhagen-based BIG, the figure-eight-shaped, mixed-use 8 House contains 475 housing units. Apartments occupy the top floors, where they benefit from sunlight, fresh air, and views. Commercial spaces below merge with life on the street. Two sloping green roofs reduce the heat-island effect, and visually reference adjacent farmlands to the south.
Jury: “The 8 House masterfully re-creates the horizontal social connectivity and interaction of the streets of a village neighborhood through a series of delightful accessible ramps. … This is a complex and exemplary project of a new typology.”
Client: “The 8 House culminates three residential projects that I have developed with Bjarke Ingels in Copenhagen. Our vision for the 8 House was to create a sense of community and strengthen the social interaction between its residents, which became possible only through my long-term collaboration with BIG.” —Per Høpfner, CEO, Høpfner Partners