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Aarhus Harbour Landmark

Jutland Architectural Intervention design by Dorte Mandrup Architects

11 Nov 2013

dorte mandrup arkitekter designs new landmark for aarhus harbour

Design: Dorte Mandrup Aarkitekter

Dorte Mandrup Architects wins the architecture competition for a new tower in Aarhus Harbour. The tower will be a landmark for the new city district being developed in Aarhus, the 2nd largest city in Denmark.

Tower at Århus Harbour basin 7:
Aarhus Harbour Landmark sculpture
picture from architect

Aarhus Harbour Landmark Building

“From a distance the dynamically shaped composition will become a strong focal point for this new part of the city. At close encounter the Lookout Tower will be a generous and hospitable place for the new area – stimulating citizens to take rest and inhabit the place”.

Quote from jury report – Translated from Danish

The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.
The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city. The tower creates a lively route from the quayside to the viewing platform 7.5 meters above.

The visitor is lead below the expressive cantilevered body of the tower, to a position hovering above the reflective water surface of the harbor.

Tower at Århus Harbour basin 7:
Aarhus Harbour Landmark design
picture from architect

The movement continues upwards via a spacious staircase fitted for seating – of fering magnificent panoramic views of the harbor and the bay. The journey culminates at a spacious and sheltered viewing platform above the treetops of the boulevard. Aarhus will gain a beautiful and significant landmark celebrating vision and social encounters at the edge of the water.

The structure is made of weldedsteel plates, produced in a shipyard and sailed to the site.
The project is funded by The Sallinge Foundation and is expected completed in year 2014.

Aarhus Harbour Landmark Building images / information from Dorte Mandrup Aarkitekter

Unusually this Danish architecture competition hand in was a single model, at scale 1:20, with no images required (the ones above were produced separately).

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Aarhus Harbour Buildings
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