Housing units and supermarket on the Cimbria Grounds, Aabenraa

Harmonious and adapted multi-storey building comprising various dwellings and shop area. The local housing units are part of an overarching local development plan for the north end of Aabenraa.


Project: Dwellings and supermarket on the Cimbria grounds, Aabenraa

Role: Architect and landscape architect

Size: DKK 84 mill. 9,100 m²

Location: Aabenraa

Client: Domea Rødekro housing association and the supermarket O. Adsbøll & Sønner 

Lead architect: Morten Toft

In collaboration with STB Byg and Niras, Sweco Architects won the design-build contract for 66 public-housing units for families and a supermarket in Aabenraa.

The units are located on the former Cimbria grounds, located in the north section of town. The building project makes up the first stage of the development plans for the site. The in-town housing units are an important element of Aabenraa’s efforts to attract more people to the town, and the project fits in well with plans to also develop the north end of the pedestrian street. The building project includes both two-room and three-room family dwellings totalling 6,400 m², and a store area of 2,700 m². This means it will be possible to establish a large open space on the grounds.

The red hues of the brickwork make the complex blend in perfectly with the surrounding buildings. The project comprises three seven-storey buildings, and two buildings of lower height  (five storeys) closer to Reberbanen/Langevad. The ground floor base of the two five-storey buildings does not have shops.

The design-build contract comprises design engineering, planning and construction of 66 public housing units for families, as well as a supermarket. Sweco Architects provides consultancy in the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture.