Bestseller office complex, landscape

 Bestseller office complex, landscape. C.F. Møller. Photo: Adam Mørk

Client

Bestseller A/S

Address

Pier 2, Aarhus Havn, Denmark

Size

10000 m²

Year

2009-2015

Bestseller’s office complex is a landmark in the new urban district along the Aarhus Harbour waterfront. The complex comprises a series of staggered buildings and a 12-storey high-rise as its centrepiece. Water and channels surround the complex on all sides.

The buildings are interconnected by atriums, terraces and rooftop gardens, which serve as green islands. The exquisitely detailed rooftop gardens feature thematic use of grasses, ferns, mosses and elegant trees with sparse leaves to create a variety of different atmospheres. Rainwater is collected and reused for watering the gardens.

The outdoor areas around Bestseller’s office complex merge seamlessly with the public space on the Aarhus waterfront. The car park’s granite and the cobblestones of the square interact naturally with the new district’s materials.

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Team

Engineering

COWI A/S

Architect

C.F. Møller

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Awards

  • Special Mention in the Architizer A+ Awards for the Plus Categories | Concepts: Architecture +Landscape category. 2016

Energy and sustainability

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Green Roof

Landscape

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