Holmsgaard Ingeniører A/S, Thing Brandt Landskab, Adserballe & Knudsen
Trekroner, Roskilde, Denmark
Completed in 2019
Together with Adserballe & Knudsen as turnkey contractors, the engineering company, Holmsgaard, and Thing Brandt Landskab, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects is developing a new building concept – CLT Flex.
Quite simply, CLT Flex is all about creating functional, flexible, contemporary, and decent housing at a reasonable price. As the name suggests, CLT Flex is based on solid wood elements in ‘Cross Laminated Timber’. All building models are prepared as 3D models and sent to a production company, which then produces and supplies the finished housing elements.
Skademosen consists of freestanding winged 2.5- to 3.5-storey houses. The façades are clad with wood, which will weather over the years, taking on a silver-grey appearance. The individual, monolithic buildings are conspicuous in the green setting.
The buildings are laid out in two horseshoe-shaped garden spaces with six and seven individual buildings respectively in each one.
You arrive in the middle of each garden space, and if you arrive by car, the car is parked centrally, so that the areas around the buildings are kept clear for walkways, gardens and recreational zones for playing and socialising.
The client, Boligselskabet Sjælland, plans to construct at least 200 timber homes in the coming years. Consequently, they have signed a framework agreement with the team for the next four years.
The first project will be located in Skademosen in Trekroner, where 44 homes will be constructed in two 2-storey developments. The homes will vary in size from 30 to 115m2 and appeal to a wide range of users: families, couples, singles, young, and old.
‘The system enables us to create many different types of housing, which means we can cater to a wide range of future residents. The homes can be designed in many different ways: from very small one-room flats to large 2.5-storey dwellings for families’, says Michael Schytt-Poulsen, associate partner at Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.
His business partner, Torsten Stephensen, adds ‘By grouping and staggering the homes we can create architecture that forms an intimate environment: something so often lacking in new developments’.