URBAN POWER developed this housing project in close collaboration with the residents, where the bottom-up practice had them participating in initial programming, district planning, the mediation with authorities and finally the detailed design.
With its v-shaped plan oriented towards the sun, the area is optimized for a functional and pleasant dense low structure with its large, green common areas. The residents will have easy access to a more private entrance yard on one side and a terrace towards the common meadow, where social mingling and liveliness is encouraged. A common house is placed and designed to be a focal point for activity and has a large, communal kitchen and extra rooms for the resident’s guests to stay in when needed, saving space in the individual houses.
The carbon emission is reduced to 8,7 kg CO2(e) /m2/year by a the use of wood inside and outside, an optimized volume, efficient heating etc. It’s 5 years ahead of the Danish restrictions, which will be reduced to 9 kg CO2(e) /m2/year by 2027. Other features includes a green rainwater system prevents flooding throughout the area and creates a decorative and different type of natural habitat for flora and fauna.