Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 - 2018
Modern living in Diakonissestiftelsen
Housing for seniors
The area of the Diakonisestiftelsen at Frederiksberg had the character of an area for institutions and wished to transform into a more diverse living environment built on a common cultural and religious fundament. Vandkunsten was one of two winners of a parallel competition to reactivate the classical buildings on the plot accompanied by new, modern housing. The result was a vision plan of 2020, and the role as technical consultant for the foundation. Together with DEM & Esbensen engineers (consultancy) and Marianne Levinsen landskab, Vandkunsten was responsible for the construction of the first half of a total of 100 units for senior housing in the plan. The targeted segment is above 55 years and are offered a strong, local community – played out in shared facilities such as a mixed-use hall, cafées, apple groves and laundries.
A development of dwelling clusters and singular blocks of 3-4 floors
The flat roofs of the development can be used for recreational activities, furnished with raised green beds and green houses, integrated with the architecture. The roof terraces are shared and is a place for the residents to grow social bonds and community, which can be participated in to the degree each resident wishes for. The areas are withdrawn from the roof edges, so that from a street level the green is experienced, and not so much the residents - providing the residents privacy.
Project name: Diakonissestiftelsen - Masterplan and housing for seniors
Category:Co-Housing, Housing, Planning, Wood
Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gross area: ca. 57.000 m²
Date: 2012 - 2018
Number of units: 50+ housing for seniors in phase 1
Program: Masterplan + 72 care units, 110 senior housing units, shared housing, guest accomodation, student housing, educational facilities, care and healt institution.
Activity: New built
Job type: On of two winners of a parallel competition
Contact: Kristian Martinsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Landscape: Vandkunsten, Marianne Levinsen Landskab
Engineer: HaCaFrø, DEM & Esbensen, Sloth-Møller
Contractor: BM Byggeindustri