Örnsro Timber Town in Örebro

 Örnsro Timber Town in Örebro. C.F. Møller

Client

Slättö Förvaltning AB

Address

Örebro, Sweden

Size

18000 m², 218 units

Year

2016-2019

Competition

1st prize in architectural competition. 2016

Örnsro Timber Town is a visionary residential quarter in central Örebro that is built in solid timber and focuses on integrating nature into the urban landscape.

The new urban quarter comprises several apartment buildings of varying heights. The buildings will be created with solid timber frame structures, and will contribute positively to the overall lifecycle perspective of the project. Timber is a renewable material, with low energy consumption and a limited carbon footprint.

The residential buildings in Örnsro Timber Town interact with the urban city park, Ängen (The Meadow), that includes a variety of activities and plazas for social meetings and recreation. The urban city park gives the area an unexpected meeting between city and wild nature.

Örnsro Timber Town are going to be an including urban quarter in which the city's urban and social qualities interact with the park's organic structures. The proposal vision is to create an exciting place in Örebro, of unique value, with innovative architecture. Örnsro Trästad will be a vibrant quarter and a destination of Örebro.

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Team

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Awards

  • AR Mipim Future Projects Award, Commended. 2017
  • 1st prize in architectural competition. 2016

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

High insulation values

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Prefabricated components

Healthy building

Certified building

SuDS

DGNB-DK - Silver

References

  • 2016 C3 #385, p.16-19
  • 2016 CONCEPT #208, p. 28-35
  • 2016 MARK magazine #63, p. 28
  • 2016 World Landscape Architect #26, s. 8-12

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