House of Food Culture by COBE

House of Food Culture

House of Food Culture
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In 2019, Danish capital Copenhagen will have a new Metro City Ring. A new House of Food Culture is to be built on top of one of the new metro stations, located on the prominent and historic avenue of Frederiksberg Allé. The House of Food Culture will be built on top of the entrance to the coming metro station. With an estimated daily flow of 10,000 people, it will be one of the capital’s new central meeting places and a focal point for urban life.

House of Food Culture
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House of Food Culture and housing
The House of Food Culture will be located on the two lower floors of the new build including food stalls, workshops and educational facilities. On the ground floor, next to the metro entrance, visitors can meet around culinary experiences in both fixed and mobile food stalls, and on the first floor, there will be room to enjoy the purchased goods as well as facilities for various events. 30 new housing units will be built on top of the House of Food Culture.

House of Food Culture
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Communities on several levels
The housing consists of five townhouses containing 30 different housing units. Seven meters high, and with a view through the treetops, families will be able to live in terraced houses distributed on 2-3 floors, young people and singles will live in studios and on the top floor there will be a single penthouse apartment. The building will have its own enclosed courtyard.

House of Food Culture
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Correlation with the neighbouring properties
Shaped like an L, the building fills in the corner at the intersection of Frederiksberg Allé and the adjacent road. A corner, which has appeared as a “hole” in the row of historic buildings on the avenue for a long time. The House of Food Culture and its townhouses will be built with bricks. This creates a direct correlation to the avenue’s historic buildings, imitating the neighbouring façade lines, patterns and openings. Source by COBE.

House of Food Culture
Section Perspective
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: COBE
  • Engineer: Arne Elkjær
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Developer and investor: Union Holding and NRE Denmark A/S
  • Area: 3.500 m2
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in 2016, expected completion 2019
  • Images: COBE/Luxigon, Courtesy of COBE
House of Food Culture
Ground Floor Plan
House of Food Culture
First Floor Plan

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