Helsinge Garden City

Helsinge Garden City
Helsinge, Denmark

Helsinge Haveby (Helsinge Garden City) - Village of Tomorrow - is the concept and masterplan for a new residential enclave in Denmark.

Garden City Type: Cooperative: Eco-village
  
Country: Denmark
City: Helsinge
Years of construction:

It won the First prize of a Competition in 2016 and is currently in development.

2016 Start construction
  
Initiator/client: Municipality of Gribskov
Architect or related:
Karres en Brands , EFFEKT, Atkins, CFBO, Trafikplan
Heritage status: No
General condition of Garden City: Not yet realised

General description

The Helsinge Haveby (Helsinge Garden City) - Village of Tomorrow - is the concept and masterplan for a new residential enclave 55 minutes north of Copenhagen in Denmark. It was developed in a collaboration of Karres and Brands, EFFEKT, Atkins, CFBO, and Trafikplan. It won the first prize of a competition in 2016 and is currently in development.

Helsinge Garden City is a proposal for a new form of living together in the Danish countryside that has a strong connection to surrounding landscapes, has its own identity and is based on a sense of community. The Village of the Future is designed in clusters, which have a large number of communal spaces and a high degree of 'sharing', making coexistence more sustainable. The master plan has been developed with ecological, social and economic sustainability as the three main parameters in mind. Together, they create new opportunities to live a healthier, self-sufficient life, in close relationship with the landscape - and within travelling distance of Copenhagen.

The winning project responds to an ever-growing demand for increased life quality in the built environment among future home owners. A new study by analysis institute YouGov, made for the Homeowners Knowledge Database, Bolius, shows that every fifth person living in the city today, plan to live in the countryside in 2030 – calling for a better, more healthy living environment, more community and affordable homes.

Transforming traditional mono-cultural agriculture fields into a diverse

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