‘The future Sølund is an ambitious pioneering prototype for integrated urban nursing homes of the future which also acts as a driver for the development of Nørrebro district in Copenhagen. The building includes 360 nursing home units, 150 youth housing, and 20 senior homes, a daycare centre, shops and car parking.
The new Sølund has an enormous potential as an urban generator that can contribute with life and atmosphere from its many residents, staff, and visitors. They will populate the area, creating lively urban activity 24 hours a day both towards an adjacent lake and where the complex meets the urban space out towards the street Ryesgade.
The building’s design and architecture seek to capture a sense of living in Nørrebro, while giving residents meaningful experiences in the form of urban life, light, views, and interaction with other people and nature.
The architecture is reminiscent of the space in the classical tenement block structure, which is so well-known at this special place in Nørrebro, and via this structure will create a very contemporary futureproof complex.
Sølund will facilitate multi-faceted meetings between users and across the generations, without compromising the building’s basic interaction with its surroundings, its peace and tranquillity, and the security of users and staff. The size of Sølund is approximately 38,000m2 which makes it the largest care centre in Denmark.
The future Sølund is replacing the existing Sølund, and construction is divided into two phases to keep as much as possible of the care homes and a daycare running while construction takes place. Phase one is expected to be completed in 2023 and phase two in 2026. Source by C.F. Møller
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Architect: C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur
- Engineering: ÅF
- Landscape: C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur
- Collaborators: Transsolar and Smith Innovation
- Construction: Züblin
- Client consultant: Årstiderne Arkitekter
- Client: Samvirkende Boligselskaber/v. KAB
- Size: 50000 m2
- Year: 2021
- Images: C.F. Møller and Tredje Natur, Courtesy of C.F. Møller