A Unique Condo for a Difficult Site

In Copenhagen, architect David Zahle faced with a problem site. They needed to build 215,000 sq. ft. of parking and 108,000 sq. ft. of housing on one lot. The solution was a sort of artificial mountain.

""We decided to use the cars to lift up the housing units," says Zahle. "We call it ‘architectural alchemy'-combining elements to turn architectural lead into gold."

The result does looks like a mountain-hence the building's name and the inspiration for the mural of Mount Everest that adorns the 82-foot-high facade."

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