SLA and PensionDanmark win 45,000 m2 Sommarivabyen competition

We are happy to share that we – together with our partner PensionDanmark – have won the competition to develop Sommarivabyen in the City of Helsingør.

Sommarivabyen is the new 45,000 m2 development project on Helsingør’s old stadium grounds that will add more than 200 homes and a host of green, sustainable, and social attractions to the city.

The project’s strong focus on sustainability, social coherence, and community feeling includes community houses, urban gardening, playgrounds, outdoor fitness, and a central nature-rich community park tying Sommarivabyen closely together while futureproofing the neighborhood with regards to climate adaptation, microclimate optimization, and biological diversity.

Sommarivabyen The housing is designed around a series of varied public spaces that support a diverse social community life.
Sommarivabyen The development plan.

“The proposal’s landscape architecture stands out with its comprehensive principles and goals for biodiversity and nature value. Based on an extensive mapping of the area’s biodiversity and nature, a comprehensive planting and rainwater management strategy is devised. The strategy supports the existing landscape context while adding a higher measurable nature value, well-worked edge zone solutions, soil balance, optimized climate adaptation, and excellent programming to support the overall social community strategy.”

— Jury Report excerpt
Sommarivabyen Each local neighborhood will have its own community house that offers different programs for maximum variety.
Sommarivabyen Housing and nature blend seamlessly together to create a high nature value for all residents.

We look forward to developing the project together with PensionDanmark, the citizens of Helsingør, and our great design team Holscher Nordberg Architects, Tegnestuen Lokal, Aaen Engineering, and Transition.

Read more about the project here.


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