Sundbyøster Hall II
Municipality of Copenhagen
The Sundbyøster Hall II, or the Amager Sandwich as it has been perceptively nicknamed, is a curious three-course-meal. A meal of the kind where the ingredients should not go together, except that they do – and very successfully so. With a supermarket on the ground floor, a sports hall on first and apartments on the top floor, Dorte Mandrup has created an undaunted bespoke solution for a dense and complicated city environment.Read more ↓
Sundbyøster Hall II is an architectural 3-in-1 solution in one building located in the district of Amager, Copenhagen.
Aside from a supermarket, the ground floor contains an entrance to the sports hall, parking and apartments. A double height glass façade on the second floor provides pedestrians and neighbours with a direct view of the activities in the sports hall, thereby creating a connection between the building and the surrounding city. The hall is open to the public, spans over two floors and is highly adaptable to different types and sizes of events and sports.
Each of the functions is expressed by a unique use of materials, all part of the collective collage. After nightfall, the pleated red-gold wooden facade will appear to be glowing due to the escaping lights from the vertical ribbon windows hitting the warm tinted wood. At daytime, the ribbon windows let a pleasant reflected daylight into the building.
12 apartments make the top of the building with an aluminium covered bay window from floor to ceiling, each containing its own private atrium and rooftop terrace. A brand new typology has been created: Courtyard houses on a city roof.