A whole new residential setting
The 370 public housing units in Departments 19 & 22 have been converted and renovated to ensure that they are up-to-date and future proofed, with the landscape and outdoor areas providing a whole new approach and access to the area. The is emphasised by Ole Nielsen, director of Himmerland Housing Association.
"The really good aspect of Departments 19 & 22 is that a whole new residential setting has been created. When we started, the goal was to achieve a whole new profile for the department, to make it something people would want to buy. We've achieved this, and the architecture functions really well," says Ole Nielsen, emphasising that not only have the homes been renovated, but the outdoor areas have been completely transformed, thanks to C.F. Møller Landscape.
"The upgrading and regeneration of the landscape is of great significance to how residents experience Departments 19 & 22. A high degree of resident involvement has created ownership by residents of the new homes and the surrounding areas. Moving car parking spaces from a central area to adjacent to the individual homes has also had a great impact. This creates new life outside the homes, which means that something is always going on, helping to increase the sense of security," says Ole Nielsen.