The result of unusual collaboration
Teatergården is located in the city centre, which the locals consider to be Aalborg's 'cradle' and it is the result of a somewhat unusual pairing between Himmerland Boligforening and the Ejendomsmæglernes Fond. The parties shared ownership of a car park at the corner of Sankelmarksgade and Bleggårdsgangen and joined forces to develop the new building, which contains 48 apartments and 4 penthouses in a mix of social and owner-occupied housing, while Himmerland Boligforening had an adjacent building renovated and modernized at the same time.
Teatergården is thus built as a single building, but it is visually divided into townhouse facades. The building therefore continues the structure that characterises the varied street scene in Sankelmarksgade.
The main architectural feature of the building is a unifying roof structure that "stitches together" Teatergården with the surrounding buildings, creating a building that both blends into its surroundings and appears as a contemporary and modern building. This can be seen in the form of the 'roofscape', a reinterpretation of Aalborg's central street Boulevarden's distinctive high mansard roofs, and the use of brick to match the area's other buildings.