The building volume is broken down into eight houses, each with its own identity and expression. This allows for the individual residents to have a relationship with their respective house and cluster
Neighbourhood, community and collectives
The House of Generations functions as an integrated building, where the different housing types and day care groups are clustered together. As a resident, one can experience either being part of a neighbourhood, a community or a collective. The building volume is broken down into eight houses, each with its own identity and expression. This allows for the individual residents to have a relationship with their respective house and cluster.
Generations meet where it makes sense
The House of Generations location at Aarhus Harbour is quite unique. The very special location in close proximity to water, the wind and the city centre, is utilized to give the place a unique character that invites for different activities, experiences and meetings. Around the house there is room for various activities that connect to the house’s interior programs and on three of the house’s roof surfaces public roof gardens are established with each their theme. All residents are connected to the near common areas, which provide a meaningful framework for intergenerational meetings.
Based on 360° sustainability model
The House of Generations has become a strong dialogue-driven process between the team and the City of Aarhus. The entire project is based on Aarhus Municipality’s 360° sustainability model. A tool that supports projects to come full circle on the concept of sustainability and can be compared against the principles of DGNB certification.