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Energy-efficient and affordable youth housing close to city life and nature

The newly constructed youth homes in Bornholm are conveniently situated near Rønne city and in close proximity to the picturesque Porcelænssøen.

The youth homes are built as +++homes, creating affordable and energy-efficient homes that can produce more energy than they use.

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Realised, 2018

Holger Lundgrens Vej, located just on the outskirts of Rønne and in close proximity to Campus Bornholm, has recently witnessed the construction of 30 new youth homes. The primary aim of these homes is to provide a secure, welcoming, and cost-effective living space for the residents, enabling them to enjoy easy access to the city center and the natural surroundings.

The residential complex consists of five distinct “sticks”, each comprising six youth apartments that measure 37 m². The youth apartments are all designed as spacious single-room apartments with their own toilet and kitchen, as well as a loft that, due to a sloping roof, can be used as a sleeping area.

The surrounding outdoor spaces and common areas are designed to be easily accessible for the residents. Each residence has a small private southwest-facing terrace, and at the same time, have easily access the common areas.

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A specially developed housing concept

The entire new youth housing complex is designed as low-energy housing based on Sweco Architects’ specially developed concept +++homes. The homes are constructed with solar panels on the roof, a battery pack that can store energy, and environmentally friendly heat pumps. At the same time, the homes are also built with a system of highly insulated climate screens and windows, which will cause the homes to produce more energy than they consume, resulting in a low rent. The homes are designed to ensure a rent of under 3,000 DKK per month, including electricity, water, and heat.

Environmentally friendly construction materials have been utilized both on the exterior and interior of the building, with low maintenance requirements and a positive impact on the indoor air quality.