World's first all-timber neighborhood would accommodate 7,000 residents
May 18, 2021 | 11:10 am CDT
Timber neighborhood

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The first "all-timber neighborhood" is coming to Denmark.

Fælledby, proposed and designed by Danish architecture firm Henning Larson, would accommodate 7,000 residents in low-rise buildings entirely made from timber.

Timber neighborhood

"Deciding to build in the natural landscape around Fælledby comes with a commitment to balance people with nature," said Signe Kongebro, partner at Henning Larsen.

"Specifically, this means that our new district will be Copenhagen's first built fully in wood, and incorporating natural habitats that encourage richer growth for plants and animals," he continued.

Timber neighborhood

The 18-hectare neighborhood will be located on the outskirts of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, on the site of an old junkyard. 

"With the rural village as an archetype, we're creating a city where biodiversity and active recreation define a sustainable pact between people and nature."

The Fælledby development was the winning proposal in a national design competition held by real estate firm By & Havn.

No time frame has been disclosed. 

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