Project Description

Lisbjerg

Economic Sustainability

What if we could build one of the most economic housing projects and make it one of the most sustainable at the same time? What if the project created more biodiversity and increased the exiting natural habitat, with a bio factor of 160%? What if the project had 30% upcycled materials and build out of beautiful wood elements?

About

Lisbjerg is the first project where local plans define upcycling, with minimum 20% facade materiale. Lisbjerg made in Aarhus focuses on the human scale, design for social interaction, and integration of a fantastic view, which feels present everywhere in the project.

Locally harvested and upcycled wing tile is used as facade cladding of selected clusters. The site has a fantastic view over the bay and fields. The combined scenic and urban qualities are thought into the project from the beginning. Through the incorporation of nature as a recurring theme in the whole project, the experience of natural synergies and cycles thus becomes a great part of the residents’ daily life.

Economic sustainability is equally important. The architects and client wanted to demonstrate that it is possible to build sustainable even within social housing budgets. The project includes affordable housing for rent, for example to students, low-income families and seniors.

Sustainable Impact

CLIENT IMPACT

  • A popular dwelling fully occupied and swiftly rented out in a challenging market
  • Constructed within material and building budget
  • Long-term sustainability strategy created for multiple partners in the project
  • Strategic sustainability project for client

RESOURCE IMPACT

  • Designed and built primarily using wood and upcycled roof tiles
  • Built in wood elements
  • CO2 7 kg/m2 annually

INNOVATION IMPACT

  • Upcycled roof tiles repurposed as facade elements

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Life between the buildings is characterised by the many possibilities to live an active and inspiring life amongst the houses with neighbours, friends and families
  • Lisbjerg demonstrates that it is possible to build sustainable even within social housing budgets. The project supports diversity by the inclusion of affordable housing that can be sublet to students, low-income families and senior citizens, for example

BIODIVERSITY IMPACT

  • Built with respect for the pristine surroundings and vegetation
  • 160% bio factor
  • Fruit trees and bushes
  • Diverse vegetation
  • All green roofs

‘Our great ambitions within sustainability and for the development of Lisbjerg are expressed in Made in Aarhus.’

Sofie Balslev-Olesen

NERP Sales & Leasing Manager, in Lokalavisen Aarhus

‘Lisbjerg demonstrates that it is possible to build sustainable even within social housing budgets. The project supports diversity by the inclusion of affordable housing that can be sublet to students, low-income families and senior citizens, for example.’

Sustainable Impact

Social

‘Lisbjerg demonstrates that it is possible to build sustainably even within social housing budgets. The project includes affordable housing for to students, low-income families and seniors.’

Sustainable Impact

Team Manager, Gladsaxe Municipality

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Location

Lisbjerg, Aarhus

Clients

NREP

Year

2022