A house for the future

1 . Prize in open project competition

Parking garage/ culture HUB in Ørestad Copenhagen

Ongoing- completion 2026

Building for the future

The future is unpredictable. That's why we need to build buildings that are flexible, can transform over time, and are built to accommodate new, yet unknown programs.

We propose a rational, vibrant building, built to change over time to the functions that the future needs. By incorporating flexibility from the start, we get a parking garage that is also profitable in a longer perspective. Financially, socially and resource-wise.


We suggest replacing the concrete building system with a simple wooden column/beam system and incorporating a flexible buildingstructure from the start, that can change over time. Extra ceiling height on the top floor and the inclusion of flexible demountable decks enable the building to accommodate whatever programs the future may require.


Active roof and ground floor.

Community HUB / The new parking garage has the potential to become the area's Community HUB. Small production businesses such as sharing workshops, cider production and creative communities will benefit from the deep ground floor space for storage and production in the belly and outward-facing functions towards the street spaces.

Smaller production and creative businesses occupy the roof of the parking garage. Here with a more temporary character and with cheaper rent to create diversity, synergy and urban life. 


Urban forest / The facade of the parking garage mimics trees and is made green by climbing plants. On the roof, an elliptical urban forest is created as a green gathering space bordered by a wooden deck that connects the functions of the roof.


A BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE /It is our hope that the last parking garage in Ørestad will be a building for the future. Where the larger expense, right now, leads to long-term profitability and where the resource "economy" of the materials is treated with the same gravity as the construction costs.

For the sake of our future.




OS arkitekter, @os_arkitekter

Hald & Ravnborg, now @studiohara & @arkitektsimonhald

Holst Enginering, @holstengineering

Prip Brandrådgivning Aps

Facade as a parking garage

Possible facade after a transformation

Section model

Visualization of room on ground floor

Facade render

Rooftop visualization