Youth housing Nansensgade

Social responsibility

The new youth housing in Nansensgade at the heart of Copenhagen, is designed as a shared housing project for nine young citizens, with physical or mental disabilities. The site for the project is only 10 meters wide, this physical limitation of the architecture is turned into a design quality, where only two apartments to each floor gives the young inhabitants a sense of privacy, while also giving them the security of being part of a small community. Each apartment has its own kitchen and a bathroom along with a floor to ceiling niche for relaxing while enjoying the view of the cozy street. Outside, the facade is clad in golden warm metal and has a relief motive, creating variation and vibrancy. The golden-brown hue creates a harmonious connection between the neighboring buildings of red brick and beige plaster. In addition, the 6th floor roof terrace incorporates the difference in height of the surrounding buildings, and provide the building’s inhabitants with a private space. At the ground floor, a public bike repair shop opens up the building towards the street and the social connection is further enhanced by areas for stay near the entrance.

ClientMunicipality of Copenhagen
Area600 m2
Year2018
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
CollaboratorsRambøll
ImagesChristensen & Co
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