Project information

  1. Location Kokkedal, Denmark
  2. Area65.000 m²
  3. Construction cost350 mill DKK

Project details

  1. Year2010 — 2017
  2. StatusCompleted
  3. Partners ADEPT
    OBRICON (former Henrik Larsen A/S)
    AFM Consult
    Opland Landskabsarkitektur
  4. Client Boligforeningen 3B
  5. Enquiries Britt Nemmøe
  6. Scope Residential design

To what extent can user involvement be pushed? In Egedalsvænge, innovative digital engagement methods have paved the way for residents to personally select their window shapes, resulting in a remarkable diversity across the facades. This multifaceted expression of individual creativity manifests in balconies, windows, and even round peepholes.

Egedalsvænge, emblematic of a 1970s public housing project, now stands at the forefront of revitalization efforts. Through a comprehensive strategy addressing social, physical, and environmental aspects, living standards have been elevated. This approach has not only attracted a diverse community but has also fostered an environment promoting improved well-being and security for all residents.

Individual Options

At Egedalsvænge, we have elevated user-driven project development to unprecedented heights. A meticulous user-driven process has yielded a comprehensive catalog of options, ranging from bay windows and French balconies to regular balconies and windows. Residents now have the opportunity to browse and select from this array of individual options, fostering a unique sense of ownership over the renovation and the building's new physical aesthetic.

Moreover, this initiative extends beyond surface-level changes; apartments have undergone modernization and consolidation, featuring new kitchens and improved ventilation systems.

The project includes;

  • Resident involvement
  • Renovation of roofs and facades
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • New bay windows and balconies
  • Renovation of stairwells
  • Establishment of modern housing with elevator
  • New outdoor areas and LAR (Local Drainage of Rainwater)
  • Rainwater systems and laundry facilities
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Identity and Edge Zones

The outdoor spaces have been meticulously crafted with evocative elements of various scales, informed by a thorough analysis of proximity principles and the sense of belonging. The introduction of new facades and diverse facade elements imparts distinctive characteristics to the buildings, enhancing wayfinding in the area through identity-creating features such as "the blue house," "the wild-growing front garden," or "the stone bench."

Empowering each community to determine a theme for their 'front garden' has proven instrumental. This decentralization not only breaks down the size and uniformity of the residential area but also fosters a heightened sense of ownership, neighborliness, and safety among residents. The result is a dynamic and personalized environment that reflects the unique identity and preferences of each community within the larger context.

Towards a Sustainable Future

The project incorporates energy-saving initiatives through the retrofitting of insulation and introduces several sustainability measures. Notably, climate chimneys are implemented to replace existing roof lights, enhancing both the indoor climate and daylight conditions within staircases. This thoughtful enhancement not only contributes to the overall energy efficiency of the structure but also significantly elevates the residents' sense of joy and pride upon arriving at their homes.