For the first time since the Øgade quarter in Aarhus was established around year 1900 the area is now extended with an entirely new street. The project Æbeløgade consists of 160 dwellings along this central new street. It forms a new neighbourhood in the city with varying housing types, a cosy streetscape and attractive courtyard spaces.
The best of the streets of Aarhus rolled into one project
Basically, we design a street that combines all the best from the area in the form of a cobbled streetscape with trees, sidewalks and inviting front yards that at the same time integrates recreational water elements, which double as climate proofing.
Æbeløgade will function as a “shared space”, where children playing, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists contribute to create a vivid neighbouhood with room for common activities and play.
Like living in the botanical garden
According to TripAdvisor, the botanical garden in Aarhus is one of the top five park and nature attractions in Jutland. With its location next to the Æbeløgade development, the botanical garden therefore forms a central element throughout the project.
Its blue and green elements continue through the street, up the green gables of the buildings and out onto green roofs of the dormer windows. They continue into the private courtyards as kitchen gardens, small groups of fruit trees and water elements such as fountains, winding streams and ponds. Source by CEBRA.
- Location: Aarhus, Denmark
- Architect: CEBRA
- Developer: Raundahl & Moesby
- Engineer: Orbicon
- Consultant: Botanisk Have
- Client: Blandet investorgruppe
- Size: 11.800 m2 + kælder
- Year: 2017-2019
- Images: Courtesy of CEBRA
Article by Marco Rinaldi