Copenhagen Harbour will be the site of a twin tower building, dubbed the LM Project, that is to be designed by the architect Steven Holl, who is known for designing the Linked Hybrid in Beijing and the Simmons Hall at MIT in Massachusetts. The towers will be connected with a bridge 65 metres above sea level.
The consortium behind the venture compries the pension funds, Pension Danmark and ATP Ejendomme, and the city developers, By & Havn. It wants to resurrect a project that was halted due to the financial crisis.
“It’s all been on standby because the demand for office space has been low,” Michael Nielsen, the head of ATP Ejendomme, told Metroxpress newspaper.
“But it looks better now so we are trying to keep moving. If we can find enough tenants we can start building in two or three years and Copenhagen will get a brand new icon,” he said.
The two towers will be situated in the harbour area, with one 27-story tower being erected on Langelinie and the other 24-story building rising from Marmormolen.
"The project is exciting because it has the character to be a ‘landmark’ for Copenhagen,” Stig Kjeldsen, an analyst for real estate company, Nybolig, said.
“Companies can use the buildings are part of their brand and many would be interested in renting. It’s also a prestige location.”
The building will take up 58,000 square metres of space. The bridge connecting the two towers will be on the 17th story and will be open to the public.