Error message

  • Warning: mysqli_connect(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in include() (line 276 of /var/www/www.monocodebase.com/htdocs/sites/default/settings/www.constructionweekonline.com.settings.php).
  • Warning: mysqli_connect(): (HY000/2002): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in include() (line 276 of /var/www/www.monocodebase.com/htdocs/sites/default/settings/www.constructionweekonline.com.settings.php).
  • Warning: mysqli_close() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli, boolean given in include() (line 300 of /var/www/www.monocodebase.com/htdocs/sites/default/settings/www.constructionweekonline.com.settings.php).

Novel design of Danish soil treatment centre

Copenhagen facility decontaminates soil from construction sites

NEWS, Design, Architects, Christensen & Co, Soil

A soil treatment centre in Copenhagen has been given an appropriate look by Danish studio Christensen & Co – it has been designed to resemble mounds of earth.

Inspiration for the project came when architects saw the earth being used to sculpt the landscape of a developing harbour-side community.

Soil Centre Copenhagen is located on the coastal edge of Nordhavn, a new urban quarter underway to the north of Copenhagen's centre. It was designed by Christensen & Co as a facility for decontaminating soil excavated from construction sites across the city.

The building has an angular profile, which slopes up from the ground to create the shape of two connected hills, and its outer walls are clad with rusty panels of pre-weathered steel.

"Soil Centre Copenhagen grows out of the landscape with its characteristic shape and rusty red facades," said the architects.

"The building has a distinctive silhouette against the vast horizon, and is an integrated part of the landscape and an obviously man-made object."
 

Most popular

Awards

CW Oman Awards 2020: Meet the winners
A round of the thirteen winning names at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2020 that

Conferences

Leaders UAE 2020: Building a sustainable, 'resilient' infra
AESG’s Phillipa Grant, Burohappold’s Farah Naz, and Samana's Imran Farooq on a sustainable built environment
CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 767
Sep 01, 2020