Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter wins approval for tallest tower in western Europe
At 320 metres excessive, the Bestseller Tower, designed by Danish agency Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter for the small city of Brande in Denmark, would be the tallest in western Europe.
Planning permission was granted for the supertall skyscraper in March 2019, with completion scheduled for 2023.
Bestseller Tower will probably be taller than the Shard, the 307.5-metre-high tower designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano in London, UK. Nevertheless it will not beat jap Europe’s tallest constructing, the 462-metre RMJM-designed Lakhta Centre in St Petersburg, Russia.
The skyscraper will maintain a resort, convention house, retailers and workplaces as a part of of a “village” complicated of buildings that can cluster round its base.
Developer Bestseller is a Danish vogue firm headquartered in Brande – inhabitants 7,000 – and the model may have a retail presence on the location.
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“The plan is born out of a ardour and curiosity for structure and a imaginative and prescient of making a novel constructing that matches the distinctive setup of a rethought headquarters,” mentioned Anders Krogh, undertaking supervisor at Bestseller.
In addition to its record-breaking peak, Bestseller mentioned their goal is to make the skyscraper “local weather constructive” as a part of Bestseller’s sustainability drive.
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, together with consulting engineers Ramboll, will probably be working to design the constructing in accordance with the DGNB sustainability certification.
“This yr, we unveiled plans for a 125 MW solar energy plant to cowl the whole international power consumption for our owned and operated buildings, so it’s solely pure that we search for sustainable options for the undertaking in Brande as properly,” mentioned Krogh.
“The town council’s approval is clearly important, however we nonetheless have a variety of homework to do and far to contemplate earlier than a undertaking like this may be dropped at life.”
Dorte Mandrup based her eponymous apply in 1999. Latest designs for sustainability-focused buildings launched by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter embody a local weather analysis centre in Greenland and a centre for the UNESCO-protected Wadden Sea within the Netherlands.