PLH was awarded 1st prize in competition for the design of a new housing development for Housing Association 3B in Amager. The commission represents the kick-start of a major revitalization of an extensive urban development scheme dating back to the 1960’s known as ‘Urbanplanen.’ The building contains 160 units of government subsidized housing - of which 100 units are earmarked for youth housing - and with an additional 1,500 m2 earmarked for municipal service functions – for a total of approx. 10,000 m2. The project is not yet underway.
In collaboration with Primus Architects, MASU planning, urban planners Niels Bjorn and Lemming & Eriksson, we chose to focus on the urban perspective in the project in order to draw some fundamental housing and urban qualities forward.
Blocks of flats and terraced housing are combined in a classic block scheme with a mix of public, semi-public and private zones. The building projects a variety and diversity to generate a more multifaceted urban life, where people from diverse backgrounds can meet and interact across demographic and cultural divides.
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