Blox, Copenhagen

Roof terrace with plant beds and paving
project profile data
Area: ca. 3,000 m²
Construction year: 2017
Architect/Planner: OMA, Rotterdam
Landscape: OMA, Kragh & Berglund, 1:1 Landskab
System build-up: “Walkway” with Elefeet®
“Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 40-E
Project report

The visionary Bridge House project BLOX has been built on the site of a former brewery. The area was once cut through by one of Copenhagen’s main ring roads. Now the BLOX building straddles this road and links the city centre to the waterfront and the Slotsholmen island. It has been designed as a public meeting point for different kinds of visitors: BLOX is flanked by a public harbour promenade and houses The Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), a café/restaurant, offices, apartments, a fitness centre, a public underground garage and a playground. OMA architects achieved their aim of creating a striking and at the same time sustainable building by stacking various interlocking rectangular volumes. This simple architectural principle has produced a variety of roof areas on the six floors above ground level. All of them have been designed as terraces with concrete slabs on Elefeet® pedestals combined with vegetated areas.

  • Roof terrace with plant beds and paving
    Approx. 3,000 m² of walkways and vegetated areas have been installed on different building levels.
  • Roof terrace with a view onto the waterfront
    Some terraces are publicly accessible and serve as meeting places with view of the waterfront.
  • Terrace slabs are laid on pedestals.
    The terrace slabs for the roof areas are laid on vertically adjustable Elefeet® pedestals.
  • Roof terrace during installation
    The planting beds were equipped with the system build-up “Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 40-E.