Siloetten. C.F. Møller. Photo: Julian Weyer

Siloetten

Many towns in Denmark have centrally located industrial silos; most are no longer in use, but continue to visually dominate the local skyline.
 Siloetten. C.F. Møller. Photo: Julian Weyer
Facts

Client

Løgten Midt A/S

Address

Løgten, Denmark

Size

3100 m² (Silo conversion, 21 flats) + 1500 m² mix-use village centre

Year

2004-2010

Engineering

Niras

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Awards
Awards
  • Finalist for the Sustainable Concrete Award. 2013
  • Shortlisted for Contractworld Award. 2011
  • Residential of the Year WAN AWARD. 2010
  • Aarhus Municipality Architecture Award. 2010

This is also the case in the town of Løgten north of Aarhus, where the former silo complex has been transformed into 21 high-quality residences. The actual silo contains staircases and lifts, and provides the base of a common roof terrace. Around the tower, the apartments are built up upon a steel structure in eye-catching forms which protrude out into the light and the landscape – a bit like Lego bricks. This unusual structure with its protrusions and displacements provides all of the apartments with a view of Aarhus Bay.

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