This co-housing project was built in 1993 to combine sustainable design with the provision of accommodation suitable for elderly persons. It provides 21 individual apartments and common living areas which are used for living, eating together, plant houses, swimming pool, library and two guest rooms. Sustainable living features include heat exchangers, solar collectors, passive solar systems and the use of rainwater for toilets and laundry. Construction costs are $3,200,000 and the rent is $120 per m2 per annum, which is the average for new-build flats in Copenhagen. Care for the elderly persons is provided by the normal network of nurses and community helpers. Construction was financed by the Pension Fund with some government grant aid.


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