The new Danish modern

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At the edge of the Northern Harbour of Copenhagen, this contemporary office building, known as Unionkul, cuts a striking silhouette.

The project was completed in 2015 and occupies a temporary site on a vacant lot that is earmarked for future residential development.

Consisting of an impressive stack of repurposed containers, the 660 square metre structure is an office building made to be moved.

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Designed with energy efficiency in mind, the project is an innovative experiment in pre-fabricated architecture that challenges universal waste issues and traditional building techniques.

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The used containers have been left almost untouched. Pre-existing scuffs, dents and imperfections have been preserved and all functioning doors, original floors and corrugated surfaces are intact.

The only modification is a grey matte coating, which ties together the overall look and feel of the building.