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By urbanguy

The Silo project in Copenhagen, Denmark is part of a master plan undertaken by COBE that is intended to revitalize Nordhavn, the city's industrial waterfront district, writes Kimberley Mok.

"The idea is to transform some of the area's derelict industrial facilities into a place for new residents and for the public as well, says COBE founder and creative director Dan Stubbergaard: The Silo will be inhabited, but at the same time it will be a destination. An urban trigger and anchor point for the new development of Nordhavn."

"The former grain silo is the largest of the area's industrial buildings and offered an opportunity to accommodate apartments, as well as public functions including a restaurant on its upper floor and an events space at ground level. Its regeneration coincides with Heatherwick Studio's conversion a grain silo in Cape Town into a hotel and art gallery. The hotel occupying the upper part of the building opened earlier in 2017."

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