Castor is being built directly on the waterfront, facing the sun and the attractive views. The reflection of the sun in the water creates an extraordinary light in the homes.
The project utilizes the traditional qualities of the Copenhagen harbor squares, including with a protected green courtyard that strengthens the community in the square and provides a valuable urban space.
The design of Castor has been made with a natural starting point in the potential of the place and the harbor in the design of both the buildings and the modern urban housing. Castor is being built in line with the sister building Pollux, which is also a new building by PensionDanmark. It is built on 4 floors with roof terraces and is built in red bricks, which ensures a relationship to Islands Brygge's older buildings in the area.
Havnebryggen is a new urban district with identity, social cohesion and life between the houses on Islands Brygge. The landscape design creates a striking contrast to its background of simple brick architecture, with diverse colors and materials from the variation in plants, hardscapes, and outdoor seating.
Henning Larsen has developed a design manual for Pension Danmark in connection with the establishment of the new district in Copenhagen, Havnebryggen, where they own five large plots. It has also creating all the landscape and hardscapes in the courtyards and plazas between buildings.
The design manual's focus is on the connection between Pension Danmark's large plots - as a combined area with a completely unique location, but also contains very large scale jumps from plot to plot. The principles stated in the design manual are coordinated in relation to the premises of the local plan.