C.F. Møller's Sæby Strand apartments in Denmark just won the prestigious NBO Housing Award for outstanding social housing developments! The tightly packed beach homes are distributed throughout four volumes and designed to optimize passive solar heating. With an energy consumption of less than 27 kWh/m2/year, the development belongs to the low-energy class of the Danish building code.
C.F. Møller‘s Sæby Strand offers a wide range of apartments that feature natural materials, great accessibility and solar panels mounted on their roofs. Each of the volumes provides optimal views of the Kattegat seaside and provides light to every single unit. The two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments were designed to be flexible and reconfigurable, with optimized passive solar heating. This is done by reducing the number of openings on the northwest façade, while south-facing facades feature large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide natural light for kitchen spaces, family rooms and living rooms.
The building was declared winner of the NBO Housing Award at the NBOs annual conference in Reykjavik on September 12th, which drew together 140 representatives from the Nordic countries.
Images by Thomas Moelvig