Rosenhøj Youth Housing is the latest projects realized by EFFEKT Architects in the transformation of Rosenhøj neighborhood in Viby Syd, Aarhus, DK.

Location: Aarhus, Denmark (56.116780, 10.148052)
Client: Boligforeningen Århus Omegn
Architect: EFFEKT
Collaborators: Viggo Madsen
Program: Residential
Size: 3.410 m2
Status: completed in 2020

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Following the successful and sustainable transformation of Rosenhøj social housing area, the new student housing provides an attractive and welcoming accommodation for the youth of Aarhus, the Danish city with the highest concentration of students.

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The proximity to the existing Light Rail train station ensures that Aarhus city center can be reached in 5 minutes only, making Rosenhøj Student Housing a convenient choice for the students of both the nearby Business Academy Aarhus and the other Universities and Academies.

Originally inspired by the existing nearby building blocks, the sinuous curvy shape of the building creates an inviting lush outdoor space, sheltered from the trafficked roads and optimized following the morphology of the site. The stepping roof terraces grant undisturbed views to the existing surrounding building.

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Developed over an overall surface of 3810 m2, the student housing features 82 single bedroom accommodations, and 4 double bedroom apartments, in addition to spacious social spaces and various facilities such as shared kitchens, laundry rooms, roof terraces and bike parking.

The project has been commissioned by Aarhus Omegn.


EFFEKT is an architectural collaborative based in Copenhagen, Denmark operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism and research. The company was established in 2007 and currently employ 50 full time staff under the creative direction of the two partners Tue Foged and Sinus Lynge. EFFEKT has in recent years distinguished themselves on both the national and international architecture scene through several prestigious and award-winning projects, such as Camp Adventure Forest Tower, the Urban Village Project, GAME Streetmekka Viborg, Livsrum Cancer Counselling center, ReGen Villages as well as some of Denmark’s largest urban planning projects, Rosenhøj, Gellerup and Vinge.


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