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Rune Veile, Arne Nielsen, Sara Bjelke

BCVA

http://www.bcva.dk

Store Kongensgade 40 G 6., 1264 København K, Denmark
BCVA IS AN ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE THAT CREATES PROJECTS RANGING FROM ARCHITECTURE TO URBAN PLANNING AND STRATEGIES. OUR STRATEGIC PROJECTS ARE OFTEN BASED ON TOPICS RELEVANT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SOCIETY, AND BCVA AIM TO USE THEIR MATERIAL IN THE PUBLIC DEBATE. BCVA HAS A SPECIAL FOCUS ON TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AREAS, AND WORK WITH A STRONG RELATION BETWEEN CITY, BUILDING AND URBAN SPACES

Student housing as insulation


Transformation of a former ship yard in Copenhagen

Student housing as insulation


Transformation of a former ship yard in Copenhagen
A giant post industrial event space can be preserved by creating new outer walls containing student housing

Many industrial harbors across the world are being abandonded these years with a transformation of the harbor fronts from indutri into monofunctional high-end housing as a result.

How can we preserve these industrial traces, and at the same time implement a sustainable transformation of the harbors into interesting mixed use areas with their special atmophere intact?

For the former B&W Shipyard in Copenhagen, small units of student housing are being used as insulation all around the gigant assembly halls. As a result the city gets a very special climatized event space inside the halls – for free! Student oocupy the perimenter and have great views of the city from their private rooms and a free view of the concerts from their common rooms.

With this transformation 3 problems are solved in 1 go; the lack of student housing in the city, the creation of the large event space and preservation of a giant industrial monument.


The original B&W shipyard assembly halls are giant structures. The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was held here.

The concept is to wrap the entire structure in a layer of student housing that function as new facade and insulation for the halls.

The giant building stays in place as a landmark and a reminder of the industrial era.

A typical floor plan. The building house around 1500 students in individual rooms

Student housing as insulation


Transformation of a former ship yard in Copenhagen

Student housing as insulation


Transformation of a former ship yard in Copenhagen
A giant post industrial event space can be preserved by creating new outer walls containing student housing

Many industrial harbors across the world are being abandonded these years with a transformation of the harbor fronts from indutri into monofunctional high-end housing as a result.

How can we preserve these industrial traces, and at the same time implement a sustainable transformation of the harbors into interesting mixed use areas with their special atmophere intact?

For the former B&W Shipyard in Copenhagen, small units of student housing are being used as insulation all around the gigant assembly halls. As a result the city gets a very special climatized event space inside the halls – for free! Student oocupy the perimenter and have great views of the city from their private rooms and a free view of the concerts from their common rooms.

With this transformation 3 problems are solved in 1 go; the lack of student housing in the city, the creation of the large event space and preservation of a giant industrial monument.


The original B&W shipyard assembly halls are giant structures. The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was held here.

The concept is to wrap the entire structure in a layer of student housing that function as new facade and insulation for the halls.

The giant building stays in place as a landmark and a reminder of the industrial era.

A typical floor plan. The building house around 1500 students in individual rooms


Idea by

Rune Veile, Arne Nielsen, Sara Bjelke
BCVA
Store Kongensgade 40 G 6.
1264 København K
Denmark
BCVA IS AN ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE THAT CREATES PROJECTS RANGING FROM ARCHITECTURE TO URBAN PLANNING AND STRATEGIES. OUR STRATEGIC PROJECTS ARE OFTEN BASED ON TOPICS RELEVANT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SOCIETY, AND BCVA AIM TO USE THEIR MATERIAL IN THE PUBLIC DEBATE. BCVA HAS A SPECIAL FOCUS ON TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AREAS, AND WORK WITH A STRONG RELATION BETWEEN CITY, BUILDING AND URBAN SPACES