WELCOME TO THE MODERN CANAL COMMUNITY
OF THE FUTURE
The urban community of the future
“Sluseholmen is Copenhagen’s new canal community, drawing its inspiration from Holland with quiet canals and distinctive façades. But apart from the stunning architecture in rural settings, Sluseholmen is also based on an idea: that living in a city apartment should be a total experience. Copenhagen’s population is expanding fast, which means we need to make the best use of all the available space we have. That makes it possible to build apartments where the focus is on aesthetics and function, whilst creating convivial outdoor spaces, communal facilities and the opportunity for collective activities indoors and out. That’s how we can create the perfect setting for a strong community.”
– André Scharf
There are 37 different ‘family constellations’ in Denmark, and trends indicate that residential areas with a high level of diversity are more attractive than homogeneous areas.
Given that there are more of us – in a family unit and in towns as a whole – we need to find new ways of accommodating us all. That means new ways of thinking when it comes to where and how we live. Homes have to be flexible and accommodating. We believe that future innovative interior design will implement a range of functions that enable people to cope their daily needs.
New greenhouses at Sluseholmen to grow the community spirit
Plants and relationships will both be encouraged to grow in new ways at Sluseholmen. To encourage the community spirit, Gröning Arkitekter have designed a range of greenhouses for one of the Sluseholmen courtyards. The idea is to create a space where residents can engage in collective activities and get to know each other. These new, heated greenhouses will be a focal point, where plants and relationships between neighbours can both be cultivated.
Concept apartments for the particular
Apartments to let ideally have to have a broad appeal. But if you think that ‘broad appeal’ sounds a bit dull, perhaps the new concept apartments we have on the drawing board are something for you? It doesn’t all have to be clinically white and shiny – does it? An apartment with a spectacular location needs spectacular – or at least personal and alternative – interior design. Whether your taste leans towards Parisian Metro tiles, raw Berlin concrete or the spacious New York loft – the possibilities are endless.
We plan to build a state-of-the-art ‘health centre’ in 2020 for Sluseholmen residents. The centre will house doctors, specialists, physiotherapists and a fitness centre. A pop-up pharmacy has already opened.
Madslusen – gastronomy and urban living
Madslusen will be the place where Sluseholmen’s residents meet. And they can do so indoors and out. There will be restaurants, cafés and sandwich bars. Some of them will be familiar concepts whilst others will be cutting-edge – and naturally, something for a quiet evening in or a great evening out. Because you should be able to enjoy the buzz of urban life right there where you live.
Award-winning school – and a new one on the way
The award-winning ‘Skolen i Sydhavnen’ stands on Teglholmen, just 5 minutes by bike from Sluseholmen. This is by no means a run-of-the-mill school, with its imaginative and award-winning architecture. And there’s more on the way in terms of facilities for the younger residents. A totally new school is planned in Sluseholmen itself, just north of the Sjællandsbroen bridge.