Generationernes Hus - Aarhus Ø
The competition project for Generationernes Hus [English: Generation House] in Aarhus East was devised by MT Højgaard A/S, FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects, Gehl Architects and Viggo Madsen Rådgivende Ingeniører.
Children, young people, adults and elderly people will live and co-exist in the self-same building: children attending day care centres, students, families, people with disabilities and elderly people in need of care. Four hundred people will enjoy a life and everyday existence in an inspirational building. Generationernes Hus is a modern take on several generations under a single roof.
Generationernes Hus will form the setting not only for inclusive, inviting communities across age, but also for communities between the residents of the building, the staff in the assisted living facilities, the children’s groups and the administrative staff, visitors from the neighbourhood and from elsewhere in the city. A building based on community and diversity.
The idea of Generationernes Hus is to create a place, where residents and visitors meet across generations and where the encounter between different generations engenders quality of life for everyone. In our work we focused on positioning the dwellings so residents can get the greatest benefit and happiness from their neighbours and the surrounding facilities and communities. In our process we worked on creating a building that encourages residents and visitors to become part of several types of communities. The idea is for us to ‘meet one another’ and ‘look after one another’. In other words, the environment must foster various modes of interaction.
This is an unrealised competition project.