Candidate – Denmark
Submission by: Basecamp student Real estate Aps
Project name: Basecamp Lyngby
Basecamp Lyngby is an innovative housing project that brings together residences for seniors, PhD students, and students. Surrounded by the lush greenery of Sorgenfri Cemetery and Lyngby Lake, it offers a vibrant and biodiverse environment. The standout feature is the curved building, providing six floors of stunning views over Lyngby Lake. The rooftop is transformed into a flourishing landscape with tall grasses and inviting pathways for relaxation and contemplation. The development also includes organic pathways that seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings, accentuating the plantings. Along the building’s facades, captivating spaces and an inner courtyard with small terraces create an exciting atmosphere. Circular squares serve as inviting meeting places for residents. BaseCamp Lyngby showcases the integration of architecture and landscape, promoting social sustainability and delivering high-quality design. It establishes a green recreational oasis. A new destination for inhabitants and visitors.
Basecamp Lyngby has been transformed into a lively public gathering place that fosters a strong sense of community and belonging. With diverse residential options, it encourages interaction among different user groups. The project has become a popular destination, attracting people from the surrounding region, and promoting social cohesion. The rooftop park, accessible to all, offers a unique concept in the area, providing spaces for gatherings and activities that promote social interaction and well-being. The integration of senior and student housing creates a shared community experience. Thoughtfully designed paths traverse the development, including the rooftop, offering panoramic views, and creating private zones. Captivating spaces along the building facades and an inviting inner courtyard enhance the community atmosphere. Basecamp Lyngby exemplifies the successful integration of various user groups, providing a sanctuary that prioritizes well-being, recreation, and inclusivity for all residents and visitors.
The preservation and enhancement of the local biodiversity was fundamental in the design of the project. The landscape design, with its lush planting areas and scattered trees, provides vital habitats and corridors for native plant and animal species.
The project’s emphasis on eco-friendly maintenance practices and minimizing chemical inputs further contributes to the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem health.
The project at Basecamp Lyngby prioritizes the preservation and enhancement of local biodiversity, promoting a thriving ecosystem that supports a wide array of plant and animal species.
By incorporating native and well-adapted plant species, creates a familiar and nurturing environment for local wildlife, particularly pollinators. This deliberate selection supports the survival of indigenous flora by ensuring efficient pollination processes. The project’s commitment to eco-friendly maintenance practices and reduced chemical usage further safeguards the biodiversity and overall health of the surrounding ecosystem.
Basecamp Lyngby´s design incorporates reduced hard surfaces, feasible materials, and strategic plant selection.
Feasible materials are chosen to ensure durability, low-maintenance requirements, and cost-effectiveness. This approach maximizes the longevity of the outdoor areas while minimizing the need for frequent replacements and repairs, resulting in long-term economic benefits.
The plant selection for Basecamp Lyngby´s landscape design is thoughtfully considered. Native and low-maintenance plant species are often favored, reducing the need for excessive watering, fertilizers, and pesticides, thereby minimizing ongoing maintenance costs.
Furthermore, the design of the paths, with their organic shapes and minimal curbs, simplifies construction and maintenance efforts, ensuring long-term cost savings.
Basecamp Lyngby exemplifies a climate-conscious approach to urban development, prioritizing biodiversity, and the microclimate. Its location within a green area near Sorgenfri Cemetery and Lyngby Lake enhances climate resilience and ecological significance in a larger scale.
Eco-friendly maintenance practices and minimized chemical usage protect biodiversity and ecosystem health By reducing hard surfaces, BaseCamp manages stormwater runoff and mitigates the urban heat island effect for a sustainable living environment.
New trees with expanded canopy coverage provide shade and cooling effects. The building’s rooftop offers cooling benefits, and rainwater is collected in plantings, reducing irrigation needs. It showcases climate resilience, stormwater management, and maximizing ecological benefits for a sustainable future.
The integration of solar panels harnesses renewable energy, reducing dependence on traditional sources and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
Additionally, Basecamp Lyngby prioritizes a bicycle-friendly environment with dedicated lanes and amenities, encouraging sustainable transportation and reducing carbon emissions.
Wellbeing of visitors/users
Basecamp Lyngby has been transformed into a lively public gathering place that fosters a strong sense of community and belonging. With diverse residential options, it encourages interaction among different user groups.
The project has become a popular destination, attracting people from the surrounding region, and promoting social cohesion. The rooftop park, accessible to all, offers a unique concept in the area, providing spaces for gatherings and activities that promote social interaction and well-being.
The integration of senior and student housing creates a shared community experience. Thoughtfully designed paths traverse the development, including the rooftop, offering panoramic views, and creating private zones. Captivating spaces along the building facades and an inviting inner courtyard enhance the community atmosphere. Basecamp Lyngby exemplifies the successful integration of various user groups, providing a sanctuary that prioritizes well-being, recreation, and inclusivity for all residents and visitors.
Selection, origin and quality of the products and materials
The transformation of Basecamp Lyngby from a large office building complex into the new BaseCamp development brought about a significant change in the surrounding landscape. The previous landscape, characterized by trees and well-manicured lawns, has been revitalized into a more diverse and vibrant environment.
The new design focuses on sustainability and ecological balance, incorporating a variety of plant species and natural elements. The trees have been replaced with a range of new trees and plantings, creating a more dynamic atmosphere. The use of native and frugal species promotes biodiversity and contributes to a healthier enviroment.
Additionally, the new landscape design considers the local climate and environment. Sustainable practices such as rainwater management and natural irrigation help reduce the project’s environmental impact and enhance water conservation..
Overall, the transformation of Skovbrynet into the BaseCamp development highlights the project’s commitment to creating an environmentally conscious, social incklusive and aesthetically pleasing landscape. The incorporation of diverse plantings, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design elements contributes to a more resilient and thriving living enviroment
The overall design
Basecamp, a design that seamlessly integrates landscape and associated buildings. Its a park with a building under it. The project’s innovative housing concept comprises approximately 700 senior and student residences to foster a diverse and vibrant community. The outdoor areas have transformed the neighborhood into a recreational destination within the city, prioritizing nature, health, and recreation.
The neighborhood boasts a lush environment and preserving the existing richness of the area was a key objective in the landscape design, achieved through the creation of a network of walking paths that unite the space. The park-like landscape features diverse trees and plantings, creating an enchanting, varied experience.
The public network of green paths gracefully ascends along the sides of the building, extending up to the sixth floor, granting visitors access to varying views. The rooftop has been transformed into a lush landscape adorned with plants, winding paths, and terraces.
To create a sense of privacy around the residential areas, the paths have been intentionally positioned away from the building, forming a natural buffer zone. Their soft, organic shapes complement the surrounding planting, guiding individuals through captivating pathways that traverse the area and span across the roof.
The building’s design further enhances the aesthetic and functionality of the space. Along the outer facades, intriguing spatial qualities are created, while the inner courtyard boasts an ambiance with inviting patios and communal areas.
Basecamp Lyngby exemplifies the integration of diverse user groups and the seamless blending of building and landscape at a high architectural level. It establishes a green sanctuary that prioritizes health and recreation, catering to the academic research environment that surrounds the BaseCamp.
The impact on the environment
Basecamp aiming for a holistic and circular approach to urban development, prioritizing the well-being of its users while positively impacting the environment. The project incorporates various sustainable practices to preserve biodiversity, conserve resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
By promotion of biodiversity through thoughtful landscape design. With planting areas and scattered trees, BaseCamp provides habitats and reinforces corridors for diverse native species, and iam to enhance the ecological balance and overall environmental health.
To minimize its environmental footprint, the project focuses on reducing hard surfaces and concrete and creating green spaces. By directing rainwater to designated planting beds, natural irrigation is facilitated, conserving freshwater resources and reducing reliance on potable water.
By combining these initiatives, Basecamp Lyngby exemplifies an innovative and environmentally conscious approach to urban development, aiming for a balance between human habitation and nature. Its commitment to biodiversity, reduced hard surfaces, solar panels, bicycle infrastructure, and water management system shows a commitment to sustainability.
Innovative value of the project
Basecamp Lyngby showcases its innovative value through the utilization of the roof space as a park, elevating the project’s design and functionality, and establishing itself as a well-known landmark. By transforming the rooftop into a lush landscape of tall grass and wildflowers and constructing a network of trails with viewpoints
This use of the rooftop as a recreational area creates an additional amenity for residents and a destination and landmark for the public. It offers a serene and tranquil escape within the urban setting, allowing individuals to unwind, connect with nature, and enjoy breathtaking views.
Furthermore, this innovative feature aligns with the growing trend of utilizing rooftops as functional spaces in urban areas. By utilizing the roof as a park, Basecamp Lyngby promotes sustainable and efficient land use and showcases the project’s commitment to creating a harmonious blend of architecture and nature, offering residents and visitors an unique and inspiring living environment.
The building has been constructed using a rational and cost-effective concrete modular system. Were we have also implemented a proven method for the construction and planting of green roofs. On the roof structure, “clumps” have been built on the sloping surfaces to hold planting beds and slow down water drainage, directing excess water towards drains These strategies have contributed to the project being completed at a lower cost compared to similar buildings in the Copenhagen area.