Filterværket

A housing project in the depths of a tranquil forest
With a beech forest in the back garden and close proximity to the city centre, a dream has come into fruition with 47 family homes erected on the former Filterværks area in scenic Grejsdal, Vejle.

Preserving the landscape qualities

RUM has developed the project for KUFI ApS during ongoing dialogue with Vejle Municipality. The cooperation has included assistance for a new local plan and architectural advice in connection with the construction of the building, which acknowledges the area’s landscape qualities.

A total of 47 family homes have been constructed, they consist of five terraced houses by the forest edge which step down from five storeys to one-storey homes close to the near lying neighbouring villas. There are also several long houses consisting of two-storeys.

When standing on one of the roof terraces in the new building, there is a fantastic view, and you can hear birdsong and a hum in the trees from the surrounding woods.

Terraced houses in connection with nature

The buildings are staggered so that all residents can enjoy the qualities of the context – through the terraces and unobstructed views of nature. It has the added quality that the buildings do not cast shadows on the neighbours.

The building is oriented so that you get as much daylight as possible into all the homes, while protecting the inhabitants from being overlooked by the neighbouring villas.

Materials that are patinated naturally and beautifully and do not require maintenance are selected.

Long-lasting and natural materials

Long-lasting and natural materials make an impression on the Filterværk, which are built with facades in natural slate and zinc. Materials that patinate naturally and beautifully and do not require maintenance are selected. Read how long-lasting and natural materials influence the Filterværk and how the design of the buildings ensures that all residents enjoy the qualities of the place in the article ’I skovens dybe, stille ro’  in Das Magazink magazine.

It is difficult to find a site with these qualities so close to the city centre, which is why it was important for us to create space for relatively many homes, so that as many people as possible could benefit from the qualities of the site – Anders Johansen, Architect and partner, RUM