House of generations, Aarhus Ø

House of Generations is an innovative project placed on the waterfront in Aarhus Ø. It combines care homes for elderly and handicapped people, family homes, youth housing and kindergarten in a vision of creating ONE house and a daily framework for generous relationships and collaboration between generations.

A typical cityblock is being dividing into a composition of human scaled houses. It´s like a city of network connecting people across culture, age and ability.

House of Generations is an innovative project, which combines care homes for elderly and handicapped people, family homes, youth housing and kindergarten in a vision of creating ONE house and a daily framework for generous relationships between generations.

The Kindergarten is a focal part of the vision

The Kindergarten is a focal part of the vision: The children will dominate a large part of the house through an innovative distribution, while at the same time ensuring an optimized workflow for the teachers and the children to have easy access to outdoor playgrounds.

The 9 classes of children from 0-6 years are divided into 4 units, respectively, located on the ground floor, on the 1st and 2nd floor. They are internally connected by an open square, which carries a character of being both an outdoor and indoor space. The square serves as distribution hall, a greenery and science workshop. The House of Generations welcome visitors or parents with this square filled with life and playful children.

The Kindergarten is a focal part of the vision.

The outdoor playgrounds are designed as a number of ‘islands’ which carry each their theme, materiality and playground equipment. The way it is distributed and how it correlates to the indoor areas, allows the children to use the outdoor areas without being escorted by an adult.

RUM´s team won the 1. prize for House of Generation based on a 3-phased competionen held in 2016. Groundbreaking was held in January 2018.