Himmerland Housing Association
16000 m² (12,000 m²/240 youth residences + 4,000 m²/45 family homes)
Kuben Management A/S
A. Enggaard A/S
C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Landscape
- Prefab Concrete Award. 2015
- Ugo Rivolta European Architecture Award, shortlisted. 2015
- Utzon Statuette. 2015
- Aalborg Municipality Architecture Award. 2014
The 240 new youth homes - called Henius House after Isidor Henius who owned the Eternit areas in 1896 - is a modern youth housing development with emphasis on the social community.
Optimizing the circulation and gross areas of the complex has successfully provided funds to upgrade the shared facilities: The buildings offer both shared kitchen facilities and common rooms on various floors, common fitness facilities, internet café and workshops as well as outdoor areas designed for sports, movement, health and social life. The roofs are used for a ball court and various roof terraces, and the common facilities are highlighted with colours, graphics and scenographic lighting to emphasize their importance in the complex.
Six buildings in all, with four to five storeys each, are oriented so that all residents are secured the best possible light and views of the area – which is on a ridge overlooking the city, the valley of Østerådal and the Limfjord strait. The buildings meet the requirements for Danish low-energy class 2015.
The youth residences are flexible in their design to ensure optimal opportunities for future adaptations of the interiors, so that two youth residences for example can be merged into a family home or a shared flat.