The House of Generations

Visionen om fællesskabet
The House of Generations is an innovative project on the waterfront in Aarhus Ø. The house brings together elderly homes, nursing homes, family homes, youth housing and day care institutions in a vision to create a house and a daily framework for celebrating intergenerational cohabitation and good relationships between people.


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.

All residents are connected to the local common areas, which provide a meaningful framework for intergenerational meetings.

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.

360 ° sustainability

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.

As a resident, one can experience having a neighborhood or being a part of a community.