Fjor­dudsigten

PUBLIC HOUSING OF THE FUTURE

When:

2021

Where:

Ringkøbing K

M2:

8300

Builder:

Ringkøbing-Skjern Boligforening

BJERG architecture has drawn the lines for the 80 public housing "Fjordudsigten" (fjord view), which is part of the new beautiful nature district Ringkøbing K. The housing is designed according to passive house-plus principles and is thus characterized by using very little energy. In fact, the homes here produce more energy than they consume.
“Fjordudsigten” is a leading example of how public housing can be built with a minimal CO2 footprint without exceeding the price and without compromising on quality, longevity and well-being. The first stage of Fjordview consisted of 47 homes and was ready for occupancy in October 2021. The second stage of construction with 33 more homes started in August 2022.

Fjordudsigten 1 | Bjerg Arkitektur

SELF-SUFFI­CIENT HOMES

Many new build­ings aim to save energy. At Fjord­view we have gone a step further and aimed for the build­ing to produce more energy than it consumes. The propor­tion of solar energy produced is there­fore greater than the homes’ needs due to the build­ing’s construc­tion and abil­ity to retain heat. The surplus from the solar system is stored in batter­ies so that it can be used in the dark months.
The resi­dent in the passive houses achieves an attrac­tive energy saving of 63% compared to a Danish aver­age consump­tion for homes of the same size.

Fjordudsigten 3 | Bjerg Arkitektur

THE INTER­AC­TION WITH THE RAW NATURE OF WEST JUTLAND

The homes are part of the Nature district “Ringkøbing K”, which completes part of a new future-proof resi­den­tial area of 84 hectares with a total of 1000 homes. The build­ing is designed with close contact with the domi­nant meadow and coastal land­scape at Ringkøbing Fjord for the bene­fit of resi­dents and the environment.

Fjordudsigten 5 | Bjerg Arkitektur
Fjordudsigten 7 | Bjerg Arkitektur
South facade
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74%

higher CO2 savings

accord­ing to the build­ing regu­la­tions
require­ments in 2023. 

Fjordudsigten 11 | Bjerg Arkitektur
Fjordudsigten 13 | Bjerg Arkitektur

The homes' CO2 emissions are 66% less than the building regulations' new requirements in 2023. More precisely, LCA calculations show, that the homes have a CO2 emission of just 3.1 kg CO2e /m2 each year, when the new requirements are 12. It was not a criterion from the developer, but an ambition from BJERG, because we like to show that with a simple design, it is possible to further reduce CO2 emissions. Fjordudsigten is an example of what we put action behind our words. We take the green line and our responsibility in the industry seriously"

- Søren Riis Dietz, architect
Fjordudsigten 15 | Bjerg Arkitektur

There are several measures that contribute to hous­ing with a low CO2 foot­print, and it is mainly about reduc­ing the need for energy. Already by deci­sions in the very early design phase, CO2 emis­sions are signif­i­cantly reduced. The south-facing orien­ta­tion of rooms and windows means that you make full use of the sun’s heat. The solar heat­ing energy signif­i­cantly reduces the house’s total energy demand, as the need for arti­fi­cial light and heat­ing is mini­mized. In addi­tion, good daylight is ensured inside, which is partic­u­larly impor­tant during the winter period.


Energy demand and CO2 emis­sions are further mini­mized due to the homes’ tight and well-insu­lated climate screen. Even if the addi­tional insu­la­tion gives a slightly increased CO2 consump­tion, it can still be worth it, as the CO2 from the heat energy savings is 15 times higher. The dense climate screen also results in a healthy indoor climate. The mate­ri­als, wood and slate, and the green elec­tric­ity supply of the homes also contribute to CO2 reduction.

Fjordudsigten 17 | Bjerg Arkitektur

WE DESIGN WITH AN EYE 

FOR FUTURE CLIMATE CONSEQUENCES

BJERG has made climate adap­ta­tion with design for a 100-year cloud­burst event. We have worked with a LAR climate project on the surface. LAR rain­wa­ter chan­nels draw the wild nature in between the build­ings, and at the same time make it possi­ble to climate-proof the build­ings. LAR rain­wa­ter chan­nels are dimen­sioned with the natural terrain, and slope and volume are opti­mized for cloud­burst events.

Fjordudsigten 19 | Bjerg Arkitektur