(from the architect)
The building offers 66 new homes to low-income citizens featuring unprecedented 3.5 m ceilings, generous floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces, realized on a strict budget.
BIG fulfills " Home for All" mission for non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo with the 6,800 m2 winding wall in Copenhagen´s multicultural northwest area.
Named after its address Dortheavej in the Northwest part of Copenhagen, The 5-story building winds through the area characterized by car repair shops, storage and industrial buildings from the 1930s -50s. BIG was commissioned to design Dortheavej in 2013 by Danish non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo whose mission is drafted by Danish urban space designer Jan Gehl.