Name of project: Boligrækkerne
Assignment: Framework contract (strategic partnering)
Type: Social housing
Client: Boligselskabet Sjælland
Size: 250-300 houses
Location and area: Denmark
Year: 2018-2022
Status: Ongoing
Budget: Total construction budget: 500 mio. kr.
Architects: WE Architecture and Mangor & Nagel  
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Engineers: Holmsgaard Ingeniører
Landscape architect: Plan+Landskab
Contractor: Danhaus
Consultant: -
Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Sofie Brincker, Anne Remme Jakobsgaard, Kasper Munk, Corrado Galasso, Sarah Lacassagne, Agathe Viguier


Boligrækkerne is a 4-year framework contract with Boligselskabet Sjælland, Danhaus, Mangor & Nagel, Holmsgaard Ingeniører and Plan+Landskab. The framework is based on a new sustainable building technique in Denmark that comprises at least 250 common wooden houses with a total budget of 500 mio. kr. The building system uses sustainable materials combined with an efficient construction method and provides a wide range of typologies which allows them to be adaptable for any site.

The houses are built of elements around a wooden structure. It only takes 2-3 days to assemble the elements into finished houses. The elements are assembled indoor under controlled working conditions without wind and weather obstructions, which provides a high-quality product to an affordable rent. This allows the houses to be sold at a fixed price that will not be pulled up due to obstructions in the construction process.

In the next 50 years we will experience more elderly and more will choose to live as singles. This is a tendency that is already seen in several Zealand municipalities, which means that we will see an increasing demand for rental housing. The new framework contract makes it easier for municipalities to say yes to more general housing because Boligselskabet Sjælland can go from idea to action in a few months.

Boligrækkerne will have a modern, nordic look and a family-friendly environment. They will be made in 1 and 1,5 plan and designed as row houses with facades in solid wood. The houses can come with displaced facades in order to create small private and semi-private green pockets around the houses.

The first 44 houses in Tofteengen north of Roskilde will be ready in December 2019.

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