Søhusene

We rethink the concept of non-profit housing
It must be closer to the ground, be made of good-quality materials and offer a range of spatial experiences.
  • Nakskov Almene Boligselskab
    Client
  • Boligselskabet Danmark
    Client
  • Arkitema Urban
    Landscape
  • Enemærke & Petersen
    Contractor
  • Alectia
    Engineer
  • Location
    Riddersborgparken, Nakskov
  • Year
    2013-2016
  • Size
    13,885 m²
Arkitema Søhusene 05 Photo Michael Ellehammer web

Riddersborgparken in the Danish town of Nakskov had become an unsafe, problematic area where resourceful families moved out, and the monotonous three-storey housing blocks looked worn down and were without identity and difficult to rent out. The client had high ambitions and the aim was to rethink the area, demolish old housing blocks and construct new non-profit housing types in the form of row houses.

Arkitema Søhusene 12 web
Arkitema Søhusene 07 Photo Michael Ellehammer web
Søhusene offers spatial qualities that are unprecedented in non-profit housing.

Søhusene is a completely changed housing area, where indoor and outdoor areas are weaved together like an attractive garden town with a strong identity, a sense of homeliness and housing that distinguishes itself with its illuminated and marked spatial qualities. A place where people would like to live.

In connection with the transformation, we held building committee meetings and meetings with residents, among other things via workshops.

Arkitema Søhusene 08 Photo Michael Ellehammer web