Picture through Dorte Mandrup

When it opens In 2023, IKEA’s new store in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be different from any other IKEA you know. It’s right in the vibrant heart of the city, adding green pop to the blue and yellow signature – and there’s a public park on the roof.

Prepared caught in a green thumb, the store is designed to connect the townspeople of the “very busy” Meatpacking area to nature and give them room to rest on their tired feet. Arrival is also easy – a feature that IKEA venues are notoriously lacking – and visitors can access the shop on foot, by bike or any other sustainable mode of transport in honor of Copenhagen’s vision to be the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. .

Danish Architects Dorte Mandrup the task was to design a space of 74,000 square meters (nearly 800,000 square feet) imagining hundreds of trees, “wild urban wildlife,” and a rooftop park over 66 balconies.

Oodina For the spirit of the environment, the white façade of the store is clad in a green “curtain” consisting of about 50 trees and shrubs. The diagonals between the green allow natural light to penetrate in style, but also provide a glimpse into the product screens inside.

Connecting square includes a café as well as hundreds of parking spaces for bicycles and a bridge for customers to the new bus terminal.

Trade electricity generated from 1,450 square meters (15,600 square feet) of solar panels, while water from nearby channels is recycled to cool the outlet.

Unique The IKEA store is expected to open in summer 2023.


Picture through Dorte Mandrup


Picture through Dorte Mandrup

Picture through Dorte Mandrup


Picture through Dorte Mandrup


Picture through Dorte Mandrup

[via Dezeen, images via Dorte Mandrup]

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