4,000 m², 30 apartments
Design architect: C.F. Møller Architects Executive architect: Creo
Munkemøllen offers apartments that range from 94 to 271 m², across 10 different types of homes, several of them on two levels, and all with access to quality outdoor spaces. The architectural concept is inspired by the typology of the "monastery" and interprets the architectural designs that already exist on the site. The complex is laid out as an enclave of brick buildings, enclosing a common courtyard that opens up to the south. The buildings are extrovert, with good contact to the cathedral, the river and the H.C. Andersen Gardens. The upper apartments have large roof terraces with stunning views, and all the floorplan layouts are unusually spacious, with generously sized rooms and living areas.
The history of the site dates back to approximately 1874, where the Munke Mølle Clothing Factory was established in the grounds, which back then was like an island in the Odense river. The project revitalizes the city by transforming the plot, which is currently used as a parking lot, from a visually uninteresting space into an attractive new urban environment. The design takes into account the unique location, by creating a common thread between the new and the historic environment, and using red brick, which is also the dominant facade material of the surrounding historic context.