fbab housing

FBAB Future Sustainable Social Housing

facts

FBAB / The Future of Sustainable Social Housing
Residential area
Kolding, Denmark
2014-

Open competition: 2014, 1st prize
Under construction

Client: Lejerbo
Architects:
DISSING+WEITLING architecture
MOVE Arkitektur
Engineer: Wissenberg Rådgivende Ingeniører

Renderings: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

fakta

FBAB / Fremtidens Bæredygtige Almene Boliger
Boliger
Kolding, Danmark
2014-

Åben konkurrence: 2014, 1. præmie
Under udførelse

Bygherre: Lejerbo
Arkitekter:
DISSING+WEITLING architecture
MOVE Arkitektur
Ingeniør: Wissenberg Rådgivende Ingeniører

Visualiseringer: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

FBAB / The Future of Sustainable Social Housing

Social and environmental sustainability were key elements in DISSING+WEITLING’s vision for The Future of Sustainable Social Housing – FBAB. Located in the small town of Seest near Kolding, this cluster of 35 affordable family homes was created to co-exist in harmony with the surrounding natural environment – an essential aspect of our vision for the project.

We based our vision for the project on the fundamental concept that our physical surroundings create a strong foundation for a thriving community. And a thriving community is essential for great liveability. Amongst other aspects, there is a communal house at the heart of FBAB, where both formal and informal networks can flourish and neighbours can meet and socialize.  

FBAB is built on a site with a tumultuous past. In 2004, a fireworks factory exploded and left the large site deserted. Over the years, a diverse ecosystem has reappeared, and FBAB marks the beginning of a new chapter on the importance of sustainability and a sense of community. Together with landscape architects MOVE, we sought to interweave the cluster of homes and the naturally grown landscape into a symbiosis.

Environmental sustainability is visible in our choice of materials. Environmentally friendly wood has been used throughout the buildings – in foundations, facades as well as in other structures. In a sense, we have returned to the traditional Danish way of building houses – although reimagined in a new and sustainable context.

We won the project through a prestigious open competition to envision a highly sustainable social housing area issued by the Danish government in 2014. FBAB is currently under construction with completion expected for 2018.
 

FBAB / Fremtidens Bæredygtige Almene Boliger

DISSING+WEITLING architecture blev som én af tre tegnestuer udpeget til at gå videre til konkurrencens anden etape for området Seest ved Kolding, og blev til sidst udpeget som vinder af konkurrencen. Konkurrencens hensigt var at udvælge en bolig, ”som kan føje sig til rækken af gode eksempler på almene bebyggelser, hvor man finder nogle af dansk arkitekturs bedste boligbyggerier tegnet af landets dygtigste arkitekter.

Der har i konkurrencen været fokus på optimering og planlægning af de fysiske rammer, og særligt hvordan disse kan medvirke til at styrke fællesskabet i boligområdet. Både formelle som uformelle fællesskaber understøttes af boligernes arkitektur og den udarbejdede bebyggelsesplan.

Projektet kan i henhold til DK-DGNB’s evalueringsmatrice certificeres til guld, og herved være et af de absolut første boligbyggerier, der opnår bæredygtighedscertificeringen i Danmark.