We are proud to announce, that ELF Development has chosen us as architects for the transformation of the listed and iconic IRMA coffee roasting facility in Rødovre, DK.
The coffee tower was designed by architect Bent Mackeprang and Thorkel Klerk and built in 1968, where until 1986 it was the center for roasting, grinding and packaging Irma’s coffee products. All with one purpose: to create greatness and quality. In the future the building will be transformed into a public community centre with café, exhibition facilities, galleries and workshops.
The transformation focus on preserving the existing qualities with few additions. Our aim is to be almost invisible in our presence of the transformation by
- preserving the remaining traces of the production facilities
- preserving the existing palette of colours and materials
- defining and adapting the new functions to the nature of the building – the existing building defines the new functionality – not the other way around
- preserving the language of details in the existing building and keeping a dialogue with these in the new additions