Marina ambience and eco-friendly housing
Somewhere between heaven and the deep blue sea lies Midtermolen. The exclusive apartments at DSB’s old ferry terminal in Nyborg were ready for occupation in autumn 2019, and were built to achieve DGNB certification in silver.
Fresh sea air right on the waterfront, a view of Nyborg and the Great Belt, an architect-designed home built in well-documented healthy, sustainable materials. These are just some of the things that Midtermolen at Nyborg Harbour offers its owners and tenants.
Pædagogernes Pension (PBU) is the client, with Kuben Management acting as building consultant. SKALA Arkitekter had the properties on the drawing board, and CJ A/S was the turnkey contractor on the project, where, among other things, the structure of the gables draws clear references to boat houses and the maritime environment.
The 62 homes are divided between two main buildings of three and four storeys respectively. 52 homes are for rent, while the other ten are owner-occupied penthouse properties. All of them share the amazing views of the countryside and the Great Belt.
Built to achieve DGNB certification
Midtermolen was built to achieve silver in the DGNB (the German Sustainability Building Council) sustainability certification. The certification focuses, among other things, on the environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of buildings.
“When working with DGNB certification, we assess the social, economic and environmental quality of the project – with all three aspects carrying equal weight. Quality is the keyword – we must build robustly, incorporating long-lasting materials. However, it is just as much about building healthy housing, where people thrive and where operating and consumption costs are kept down,” says Mike Staunstrup, Chief Advisor at Kuben Management.
He has helped quality-proof the project to ensure that the construction lasts longer.
Tue Bo Nielsen of CJ A/S explains that the certification places stricter requirements on material use and subcontractors.
“By its very nature, the environment has been a major focus of the project. The certification demands more resources, as we must thoroughly document that we use the right materials, and among other things, that we run a building site correctly. All parties have worked really well together throughout the process,” says Nielsen, Project Manager at CJ A/S.
Troldtekt acoustic ceilings have made a positive contribution to a number of the DGNB certification criteria, including indoor climate, environmental impact, acoustics and fireproofing. And because the product is so well documented, it is easy to work with when awarding points for the certification.
“The choice fell on Troldtekt because it provides significantly better acoustics than a plaster ceiling, for example. Sound can be an issue when you have high ceilings, and the the penthouses have vaulted ceilings. We therefore went to great pains to find a good acoustic solution,” says Nielsen.