Frosilo Copenhagen, Denmark
Completed in 2005, the Frosilo project involved the overhaul of the twin 1960s-built silos, which were put out of service when the soybean processing plant closed in the 1990s. MVRDV was tasked with transforming the structures into an apartment block.
Unlike the warehouse conversions common in the area, which maintain a historic character, the silos were seen by MVRDV as a bare structure that could easily accommodate “futuristic” homes.
Apartments were added around the perimeter of the two raw concrete cylinders, leaving the internal space to function as a generous full-height lobby.
There are eight storeys of apartments, each with its own private balcony. But there are no apartments on the ground floor, allowing the concrete core to show through.
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