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2019 WAN Awards: Bavnehøj Youth House - WE Architecture

Copy taken from entry 2019
08 Aug 2019

Bavnehøj Youth House - WE Architecture is an entry in the Wood in Architecture category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

Using wood in an innovative and expressive way, Bavnehøj Allé seeks new and ambitious standards within affordable timber housing. Bavnehøj Allé consists of 40 one-room apartments on 38-45 m2, with an impressive ceiling height of 3 meters. All apartments are accompanied with either a generous balcony or terrace. The apartments are detailed with honest materials such as natural wood and raw concrete (load bearing construction).

The building is a simple composition of two diagonal blocks connected by a centrally located gallery on all floors. Through custom-made balcony cassettes using sustainable Accoya wood lamellas in a unique patchwork pattern, the façade contributes to a distinct, vivid and warm expression, while adding a semi-transparent extension of the apartments that embrace privacy as well as providing an active, living facade. Altogether this creates a poetic expression that defines Bavnehøj Allé as a local and architectural landmark while heightening the standard within affordable timber housing.

Accoya® is a sustainably sourced, CO2 neutral and 100 percent recycle friendly wood as well as FSC®, Cradle to Cradle Gold certified holding the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. Accoya is modified Radiata Pine that has been throughout modification by natural acid (acetylation) which makes the wood exceptional resistant against rot and fungi – without the use of chemicals. The wood is light, stable and has an excellent machinability as well as being UV resistant. The wood holds a Class 1 in durability and comes with a warranty of 50 years above ground.

To see more amazing entries from this year’s WAN Awards please click here.

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WE architecture
2019 Entry
Wood in architecture

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