Terrace House

Project information

  1. Location Aarhus, Denmark
  2. Area4.600 m²
  3. Construction cost58.2 mill DKK

Project details

  1. Year2018 — 2020
  2. StatusCompleted
  3. Partners JCN Bolig
    Viggo Madsen
  4. Client Boligkontoret Århus
  5. Enquiries Susanne Hansen
  6. Scope Residential design
    Interior design
    Wayfinding and signage

Terrace House stands as a new landmark at the southern entrance to Katrinebjerg in Aarhus – a sustainable building with attractive student accommodation and a strong focus on community and sustainability.

Sustainable design with value for residents

The vision for Terrace House was to create optimal living conditions for residents with a reduced carbon footprint. We created a comfortable indoor climate using innovative solutions based on flexibility, reuse and alternative energy production, such as solar cells on roof surfaces. Terrace House is DGNB Gold certified.

Utilising the site's potential

The project had a challenging building site with a sloping terrain. To best utilise its potential, we integrated a bicycle lounge and common areas such as a bicycle workshop, exchange centre and study room to safely create as much life at street level as possible.

Sun-facing roof gardens extend communal kitchens providing outdoor life visible from the street. and amazing city views from the top floor for residents.

The individual units have modern furnishings, efficient bathroom and kitchen and a bed with built-in storage. The building is further characterised by a distinctive colour palette and intuitive wayfinding.