JAEGERGAARDSGADE 152 03E DK 8000 AARHUS C
project image
URBAN LOBBY
- - mentioned
URBAN LOBBY The site is located in the geographical center of the ├śrestad Syd urban plan. A traditional grid plan consisting of until now un-built plots. How to create an active center for the future life of a suburban city? We propose an urban form, that is composed by three layers of optimized program. A shopping mall, a continuous office deck, and a rooftop landscape of patio housing. Three typologies normally associated with suburban sprawl, but sandwiched together in a high-density block they form a new kind of urban organism. In the base an inversed shopping mall and office building creates maximum life on street level. A continuous elevated plaza separates the housing from the offices and shopping, and becomes an active public entrance lobby for the block. As a Piranesian space the plaza is perforated by atriums, accessible from all sides, and crisscrossed by entry stairs for the housing and offices.