Submitted by WA Contents

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

Denmark Architecture News - Mar 08, 2017 - 18:14   25012 views

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture and Erik Juul have been commissioned to transform Copenhagen's Jagtvej 69 site into a temporary housing for homeless people. Named Jagtvej 69, the housing is composed of a layered stack of white boxes filled with green gardens, which are creating a platform for the meeting between locals and homeless and a path for a new beginning.

Encompassing a total of 2,000 square meters area, WE Architecture will collaborate with Erik Juul and Vendepunktet to develop the proposal. 

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

The aim of the design for the new building on Jagtvej 69 is to create temporary accomodation for homeless people, as well as provide a space for a wide range of activities that would help them in their professional and social lives, improve communication with the authorities and help them take care of their physical and mental health. 

The proposal will provide the neighborhood with a new social meeting place, a space containing urban gardens and semi-public activities.

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

The project gives back the site to Copenhagen, and create a platform where people can meet and interact around the green gardens. The project will have a positive visual contribution to the neighborhood – a landmark people can relate to with social and environmental sustainable initiatives. 

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

The visibility aims to raise awareness of the initiative, in terms of attracting new users to the neighborhood, but also volunteers and current residents.

The concept for a temporary design is based on a very simple scaffolding net and containers with the ability to add new features and change according to new needs the future may bring. The project will be dismantled and placed on a new site that needs help in future.

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

WE Architecture +Erik Juul design scaffolded temporary housing and urban gardens for homeless people

Project facts

Name of project: Jagtvej 69 - Vendepunktet

Assignment: Private

Type: Temporary homeless housing and urban gardens

Size: ca 2000 m2

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Year: 2017

Status: Idea

Collaborators: WE Architecture, Vendepunktet, Erik Juul.

All images courtesy of WE Architecture

> via WE Architecture