The individual buildings vary from one to twelve storeys. The complex contains office space, showrooms, photo and film studios, an auditorium and a generous canteen-restaurant area, plus a three-storey car park with space for 450 cars, 400 bicycle racks and goods reception zone below street level.
The focal point of the complex is an internal “street” with a central indoor plaza laid over a road passage which splits the building’s ground floor into two halves. From the plaza there is access to a communal auditorium, meeting facilities and experimental store environments. Somewhere between 500 and 1000 people can gather on the plateau, stairs and balconies to attend large fashion shows and meetings.
Client: Bestseller A/S
Size: 22,000 m² commercial office + 24,000 m² underground logistics & parking
Address: Pier 2, Port of Aarhus, Denmark
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: C.F. Møller Landscape
Photographers: Adam Moerk, Thomas Moelvig, Julian Weyer
Aarhus Municipality Architecture Award 2015
WAN Commercial of the Year Award 2015