Jægersborg Water Tower
  • Name

    Jægersborg Water Tower

  • Type

    • Transformation

  • Client

    Municipality of Gentofte and Domea

For the transformation of the iconic Jægersborg Water Tower, Dorte Mandrup took a trip down memory lane. Remembering the cramped, damp, dark and often miserable student housing that often goes with being a student in Copenhagen, Dorte Mandrup was intent on creating living conditions that emphasized quality, light and optimal use of space - with a view worthy of a penthouse apartment.

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The characteristic features of the Jægersborg Water Tower originally consisted of two distinctive architectural features: 12 columns and a large circular water tank. 
Throughout the conversion process, Dorte Mandrup's approach has been to strengthen and maintain the tower as a local landmark by retaining the large-scale columns and the iconic tank. 
Dorte Mandrup added a new layer to the living units on a smaller scale: the protruding bay windows accentuating the building’s new function. Furthermore, the bay windows were needed to ensure a more tangible living area.

A leisure centre is located between the ground floor and the third floor and the youth housing is placed on the fourth to the eighth floor.

Jægersborg Water Tower
Jægersborg Water Tower
Jægersborg Water Tower
Throughout the conversion process, Dorte Mandrup's approach has been to strengthen and maintain the tower as a local landmark by retaining the large-scale columns and the characteristic tank. .
Jægersborg Water Tower
Jægersborg Water Tower
Jægersborg Water Tower