Sundsholmerne - EcoVillage
C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Landscape
The housing in the new Sundsholmerne village, located in Aalborg’s new Stigsborg suburb, was created for EcoVillage, a specialist in sustainable housing communities in Denmark. The buildings vary in height and include a multi-storey building and townhouses. Together they form a block around an open courtyard. The courtyard is the heart of the community, helping to strengthen its social aspect. On the ground floor, communal areas include guest rooms, a workshop, fitness room, shared office space, plus a kitchen and dining area for communal dining. The active ground floor helps create life for the new urban area. On the top floor of the building, there is a large communal space with access to two roof terraces, where residents can relax and cultivate kitchen gardens. A car park, including spaces reserved for electric pool cars for residents, is placed to the side of the garden areas, keeping them free and safe for children to play on.
An exceptionally wide gallery links the building horizontally. The spacious gallery serves as an addition to the open areas provided for all the dwellings, as a kind of private area within the building's public space.
Interiors can be arranged flexibly with lightweight partition walls, allowing residents to customise them to their precise requirements. The more private rooms face the street, where there is a private balcony. The homes are DGNB-certified and range from 40 m2 to 110 m2, catering for all kinds of residents - from singles to larger families. Heating and electricity costs are kept down by only providing the essential facilities, while appliances such as washing machines are kept in communal areas. Water-saving fittings are installed in the bathrooms and kitchens, and rainwater is recycled for toilet flushing and washing.