2016 - 2019
Box architecture with a new look
5th generation of AlmenBolig+
49 family friendly units are under construction in the Copenhagen district of Valby. The 1-3 storey dwellings are built as AlmenBolig+ (SocialHousing+) which is an innovative concept in Danish Social Housing. The rent is 30 percent cheaper than conventionally by combining a new mode of responsibility given to residents, with highly optimized construction processes.
The client launched a turnkey design competition for generation 5 of the AlmenBolig+ agreements in 2016. Vandkunsten continued a streak of wins with a concept that pushed the housing concept even further.
Traditional box architecture tends to be uniform in the building depth and expression. Differently, we have developed a series of living modules as an architectural tool to increase the quality of living and life in neighborhood
AlmenBolig+ has a political origin in providing quality homes for ordinary-income people, such as nurses and school teachers who struggle to find affordable homes in the city. The rent is minimized by cutting costs for administration and maintenance and handing these chores over to the tenants. As a consequence, the construction budget is larger, to make it possible to use higher-quality materials with low maintenance.
Project name: AlmenBolig+ Grøntorvet
Client: SAB and AKB for KAB (housing administrator)
Date: 2016 - 2019
Status: Under construction
Number of units: 49
Program: Affordable housing under AlmenBolig+
Activity: New construction
Job type: 1. prize in turnkey design competition for framework program 5
Construction system: Wood-based wood modules
Contact: Jan Albrechtsen, email@example.com
Architect: Vandkunsten Architects
Landscape: Vandkunsten Architects
Engineer: DEM and Tyréns
Contractor: BM Byggeindustri