Both the cladding of the main façade towards the street and the courtyard façade are wood veneer boards. Verdant roof terraces facilitating a whole range and variety of plants and the possibility for nurturing trees. Pollination friendly plants at roof level, aid pollen-bearing insects e.g bees, thus reinforcing one of the city’s main green corridors for insects. Residents gain a green oasis of fruit trees and berry bushes at roof level and quite a substantial area has been reserved for growing vegetables. The project focuses on facilitating informal social meeting spaces and arenas for developing a good neighborhood through quality design.
The building opens to the street through shops and a restaurant at ground level. An arcade facilitates al-fresco serving without occupying the sidewalk. The backyard is accessible to all residents in the neighborhood and gives space to a common playground, completing the green elements as well as other recreative elements.
Image credits — Melissa Hegge
Planning and urbanism