Homes with a feeling of openness, connected by paths
The flats are located in the forest near a beautiful animal park in Esbjerg. The development comprises three tower blocks, positioned to afford optimal views from all the flats, which also have large, south-facing terraces. The façade of each of the three blocks is different from the others, lending the individual flats their own character in the overall façade composition. Visually, this scales everything back and breaks up any repetitions.
The general layout of the flats has a great feeling of openness with an emphasis on the view and the path of the sun. The idea is that the moment you step through the front door you get an unimpeded view through the dwelling with the emphasis on light and the view. This provides not only an instant sense of openness, but also a substantial overall picture of the layout and logistics of the flat.
The flats are positioned with the largest ones furthest to the southwest. The closer you get to Spangsbjerg Kirkevej, the smaller the flats become. That also means that the size of each of the three tower blocks comes from the ‘footprint’ and the highest point is also the most slender. This variation also helps to break repetition and emphasise the variety.
The paths between the buildings and over the lakes are surfaced with timber and seem almost to ‘hover’ above the land and water. The landscaping is dominated by the large, existing trees.
FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
Møller & Grønborg