Havneholmen Housing in Port of Aarhus by C.F. Møller Architects

Havneholmen Housing
Havneholmen Housing
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Havneholmen consists of 400 homes situated at one of the city’s most attractive sites in the port area. The project combines urban development, focus on the microclimate and the wish to create a diverse and lively setting by the waterfront.

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Havneholmen has a prime waterfront location overlooking Aarhus Bay. It consists of a series of tall, slim buildings topped with characteristic steel beams as a reference to the classical canal-side buildings with exterior hoists.

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Havneholmen is a key element of the creation of an attractive new quarter in the port area, near water, recreational areas, and the city’s marina. Havneholmen’s 400 apartments range from two to five rooms and between 74 and 145 m2 – all with balcony or access to a terrace.

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By combining smaller two-room and three-room flats with large five-room family homes, the aim was to ensure a diverse mix of residents. Furthermore, 140 of the homes are designed for senior life.

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The project focuses on a healthy indoor climate, with ample daylight flooding through the living rooms, ventilation with heat recovery, and separate balconies for all homes.

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Havneholmen’s communal courtyard at the heart of the complex offers a calm and tranquil setting that combines recreational space with green vegetation based on a coastal meadow theme.

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During the next few years, Havneholmen will become the closest neighbour to Generationernes Hus (multigenerational house), where homes for senior citizens, nursing homes and daycare facilities will gather older people, children and young people under one roof, emphasising the wish for diversity in the new port area.

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The area is also planned to ensure a car-free zone, with a ramp down to a basement car park at the entrance to the area. Contractors NCC are leading the design & build team, with C.F. Møller Architects and COWI engineers as consultants. The clients are the pension funds Topdanmark and PenSam, with Kromann Reumert and Niras as advisors. Source by C.F. Møller Architects.

Havneholmen Housing
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Location: Pier 4, Aarhus Ø, Denmark
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: C.F. Møller Landscape
Engineer: COWI
Client: Pensam and TopDanmark
Contractor: NCC Construction
Size: 38,000 m2
Year: 2012-2016
Images: Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

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