Danish firm COBE has revealed plans for the transformation of a 17-storey silo into 40 modern apartments of varying shapes and sizes.

The Silo project is part of the urban redevelopment of the Nordhavnen industrial harbour district in Copenhagen.

Standing at 62 metres tall, the renovated silo is slated to become a landmark building in the revitalised neighbourhood.

The industrial building’s existing spatial variation has resulted in apartments ranging from 80 square-metres up to 800 square-metres, with floor heights of up to 8 metres.

Each apartment will feature large panoramic windows and balconies with views overlooking the Copenhagen skyline and Oresund.

A new fa├žade will cover the silo’s exterior but elements of its interior, such as concrete columns and walls, will be preserved and used as visible historic remnants inside the apartments. 

In addition to accommodation, the silo will also house multipurpose public facilities, including event spaces and a restaurant located on its ground floor and top floor.

The project is slated for completion at the end of 2016.

Courtesy E-Architect