Denmark: Ellebo Garden Room
The entry is well prepared and reflects a clear position in relation to almost all aspects of the assignment.
The landscape of the estate is transformed into a lively, productive, ecologically-rich shared garden. Comprising a loose ensemble of garden rooms, this allows for diversity of use and habitat. Offering a diverse range of spaces of different character caters for the many different needs of a community and promotes the sense of sharing and pleasures of coexistence.
The proposed strategy for renovation of the structures is a careful combination of maximal retention of the existing structure, substantial new build, complete renovation of the facades and substantial landscape renovation. These are woven together to optimise the efficiency and social effectiveness of the whole project. The rooftop apartments create a new roofscape, while adding high quality apartments – without creating excessive height or shadow.
Adam Khan Architects
Daniel Serafimovski Architects
Kristine Jensens Tegnestue, Landscape Architects, Aarhus.
Price & Myers, Structural and Environmental engineers, London
Team members: Adam Khan, Daniel Serafimovski, Anne Femmer, Camille Sineau, Patrick Fryer, Philip Tompson, James Hand, John Helyer, Vidhi Gupta, Stathis Eleftheriadis
Additional support: Klaus Nielsen A/G, Esbensen A/G
Statement from the jury: The entry is well prepared and reflects a clear position in relation to almost all aspects of the assignment. As compared with the three other entries in Stage 2, this entry stands out in that it divides the large courtyard space into a number of smaller and consequently more urban spaces. Furthermore, the endeavour to create a lively and ‘self-grown’ exterior means that a clear distance is taken from the large-scale housing estates that Ellebo represents.