Housing for young people and families with a central location and embracing diversity
The new housing complex on the square of Museumspladsen in Esbjerg will have a very special, central location in the homogeneous building structure that is characteristic of Esbjerg. The square is already the site of a museum, a library and ‘Huset’ - all of which are cultural focal points in the city. Museumspladsen is situated close to the pedestrian street, the railway station and the newly planned cycle bridge. New housing will be constructed on this dynamic site. To add quality and a variety of types of housing to the area, the current proposal is based on a ‘Generational Townhouse’, incorporating shared facilities, a setting for sport and other diverse activities that will benefit both new and existing residents in the area - for Esbjerg city as a whole.
The proposal aims at embracing the city’s diversity. Ideas for a modern community, an inter-generational encounter and active city life come together in a distinctive block building, which embraces both life in the city and ideas of home and community for the building’s various residents. The design and look of the building aims to find a balance between the creation of a coherent building and a more fragmented collection of dwellings. The visual breaking down of the building’s structure into smaller units generates space for regarding the individual home and its residents as individuals – that is the concept of the ‘Generational Townhouse’.
The housing complex will comprise a total of 132 dwellings for young people and families.
FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects