Is this going to be the most iconic building in Northern Europe?
Denmark will soon witness the rise of a future landmark at the tip of the Copenhagen Harbour: two new skyscrapers designed by award-winning architect Steven Holl.
Dubbed the ‘LM Project,’ the twin towers will be built on Langelinie and Marmormolen and will be connected by a unique bridge on the 17th floor. The bridge will be open to the public.
The association behind the project includes the pension fund firms Pension Danmark, ATP Ejendomme and urban developers By & Havn. According to the group, the project was supposed to have started in 2008 if not for the financial crisis.
ATP Ejendomme Head Michael Nielsen said ‘It’s all been on standby because the demand for office space has been low.’ However, the group now expects that the project will draw many tenants. They are targetting to start construction in ‘two or three years.’
The group said that the two buildings, which will reach 27 and 24 floors, will give ‘Copenhagen a brand new icon.’
Real estate company Nybolig’s analyst Stig Kjeldsen agreed, saying ‘The project is exciting because it has the character to be a “landmark”’ and is sitting at a ‘prestige location.’ He added that its iconicity will help brands bring more value to their business.
Steven Holl Architects is known for designing the sponge-like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) dormitory and the complex Linked Hybrid in Beijing. The LM Project has won America’s ‘Progressive Architecture Award’ in 2010. The firm has also won other awards by award-giving bodies from Switzerland, Britain, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, China and many others.