Senior Collective Housing

Creating identity and Nordic atmosphere in a sustainable housing project

New demographic changes call for new approaches to housing typologies and new ways of living together. The large group of seniors in our society need more diverse possibilities of living in active and inspiring surroundings and we need to come up with new types of housing projects.

The project is designed for a group of seniors who had very well-considered and specific wishes for a new collective housing with a distinct and welcoming Nordic atmosphere. They wanted a place that hold all the features needed while you are getting older, and at the same time a strong focus on the sense of community that can bring people together through activities or recreations.

The material character is defined by an extensive use of wood. It sets a warm and natural tone that will only improve while aged. The structure is built with CLT / cross laminated timber, making the building a sustainable statement. Classic wood construction details are featured in the facade that has a contemporary expression of green color to create a significant identity for the senior housing project. This is a place that promotes a healthy and social lifestyle as you get older.

Location
Client
Year
Typology
Construction costs
Size
Collaborators 
Status
Farum, Denmark
Midgård
2018
Senior housing
40 mill DKK
2.200m2
Adserballe og Knudsen, Ingeniør'ne
Competition proposal

NORD Architects A/S  - Hejrevej 37, 2. - 2400 Copenhagen NV Denmark  +45 3369 0908