Kjellander + Sjöberg Take First Place with Rosendal Apartments

Kjellander + Sjöberg Take First Place with Rosendal Apartments

Kjellander + Sjöberg has won first place in a land transfer competition for Uppsala Municipality. Tasked with the transformation of a city block next to Uppsala’s central square, the architects created an inviting complex of timber apartments surrounding a communal courtyard. Designed to foster a sense of community among residents, the Rosendal complex is, as the project’s architects state, “full of character and unlike anything else.”

The apartments, which are housed in two separate buildings on the site, offer multi-family housing in multiple scales. Based on the idea of being an "able and variable neighborhood," the complex will also boast features such as a rooftop greenhouse, and a joinery workshop located in the park-like central courtyard. These amenities are meant to provide common spaces for tenants to meet and form friendships, creating “a welcoming context facilitating for good ‘neighborliness.’”

Courtyard Interior. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg
Courtyard Interior. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg

Kjellander + Sjöberg also designed the Rosendal apartments with sustainability in mind. Using timber construction not only creates a homey, residential feel for the buildings, it also ensures a smaller ecological footprint during and after construction. The apartments will be built using passive-house methodology, and will incorporate rainwater treatment via a green roof, and the complex’s courtyard. This rainwater may be used to cultivate the many apple trees and berry bushes planted on the site. Minimizing parking spaces on site will be used to encourage pedestrian and cycling traffic among residents.

  • Competition

    Land Transfer Competition
  • Award

    First Place
  • Project Name

    Woodhouse Rosendal
  • Architects

  • Location

    Uppsala, Sweden
  • Principal

    Stefan Sjöberg
  • Design Team

    Fredrik Pettersson, Alessandro Macaluso, Lars Almgren, Joel Yngvesson
  • Client

  • Landscape Architects

  • Energy Consultants

    Aton teknik & Konsult
  • Timber Consultants

  • Area

    10500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg

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Address:Uppsala, Sweden

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Cite: Connor Walker. "Kjellander + Sjöberg Take First Place with Rosendal Apartments" 06 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/575203/kjellander-sjoberg-take-first-place-with-rosendal-apartments> ISSN 0719-8884

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