Danish Architecture Guide


BIG House (8TALLET) by Bjarke Ingels Group is the largest residential building in Denmark.

The large figure-eight-shaped building called 8TALLET - formerly known as BIG House – is located at the very tip of Ørestad South. There is a 1.5-kilometre-long path that runs around the entire perimeter of the building.

The ‘bow’ of the building creates two inner courtyards separated at the point where the two loops meet. This intersection contains the communal facilities, with a floor area of 500 m2. The centre is also intersected by a nine metre wide passage that connects the urban spaces on either side of the building: the park to the west and the canal area to the east.

The building is designed to accommodate people at all stages of life: singles, couples and familes, young and old. More specifically, 8TALLET contains the following types of housing units: duplex townhouses with courtyards, apartments with balconies, penthouses with roof terraces and small, exclusive apartments. The commercial facilities are placed on the ground floor to let light into the residential facilities on top.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014