In collaboration with Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality, Aarhus School of Architecture is developing and testing new methods for transforming buildings in rural areas that are worthy of preservation but no longer in use into cheap, flexible homes. The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority has made a grant of almost DKK 10 million to the project.
Using new technologies in surveying and digital production, the aim of the project is to show how we can take care of our architectural heritage while giving the buildings new life at an affordable cost. Every year, public and private homes are renovated for around DKK 100 billion. Analyses also indicate that the facades of 30% of all Danish homes will need to be renovated before 2040.