2018 - 2021
An everyday community
More people can live together
Balancen (the Balance) is a coliving estate in Ry. Surrounded by nature and yet close to the city of Aarhus the project invites residents to engage in the co-living community
Senior coliving is for aged 50+ without children living at home – entailing a stage of life with a newly gained freedom to spend ones time differently and engage in new relations.
33 units are placed like a small village, each home has individual acces while community facilities can be seen from all homes.
All units are built in wood and to be certified for the sustainable DGNB GOLD.
Value program is the foundation for the project
The value program for the co-living estate has 4 priorities: Nature, Health, Climate, and Ressources. The architectural realization of the values have been designed to embrace the valies in a sensed, aesthetic and social asset for the residents. The residents will define in future processes how to outlive the value proposition.
Project name: Balancen senior coliving
Category:Co-Housing, Housing, Wood
Client: Pensiondanmark and Realdania (value program)
Gross area: Living area 2.605 m²
Date: 2018 - 2021
Status: Completed (stage I)
Number of units: 33
Activity: New construction
Construction system: Wood
Contact: Pernille Schyum Poulsen, email@example.com
Project group: Emil Bruun Meyer, Emma Hansson, Jan Albrechtsen, Pernille Schyum Poulsen, Thomas von der Maase, Eleonora Fassina, Jan Schipull Kauschen, Liv Ridder Storgaard
Architect: Vandkunsten Architects
Landscape: Vandkunsten Architects
Engineer: Viggo Møller
Consultant: Andel (Value program), photos by Anja Østermark