Sundparken, Himmerland housing association, departments 19 & 22. C.F. Møller. Photo: Jørgen True

Sundparken, Himmerland housing association, departments 19 & 22

The conversion and renovation of 370 homes transforms the monotonous, 1977 prefabricated "crane track" estate of the Himmerland Housing Association into a welcoming and sustainable garden city complex. The new timber-clad façades feature large windows, French balconies and bay windows, filling the homes with light and a pleasant outlook.
 Sundparken, Himmerland housing association, departments 19 & 22. C.F. Møller. Photo: Jørgen True
Facts

Client

Himmerland Boligforening (with support from Landsbyggefonden)

Address

Aalborg, Denmark

Size

30700 m² after renovation, 366 units

Year

2009-2016

Engineering

COWI

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Awards
Awards
  • Baffa Rivolta European Architecture Award, Mention. 2019
  • UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards, Special Mention. 2017
  • Architecture of Necessity. 2016
  • Civic Trust Award - Regional Finalist. 2016
  • Premio RI.U.SO 05, Honourable Mention. 2016
  • Aalborg Municipality Architecture Award. 2016
  • Construction Project of the Year. 2015

Some homes are combined into larger flats, while others are being expanded upwards as modern, two-storey roof-top flats with open spaces and full-height glazing. The 1970s estate is thus transformed into a contemporary, family-friendly cluster of townhouses. Ground floor apartments are fully accessible life-time homes, featuring small private gardens and a carport. As part of the overall sustainability strategy, the new cladding and roof-top flats are designed as pre-fabricated units which are simply hoisted in place.

A shared activity building, which meets the strict requirements of the Danish low-energy class 2020, will be a natural gathering point for all of Himmerland Housing Association's residents in the area.

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