February 22, 2016

What we have learned

One of the things we have learned by following the case from the earliest stage, is the importance of the hearings. This is the time to ensure that trees and nature is prioritized. That the existing trees are incorporated in the design, to the fullest extent. The difference between the previous and today's winner of the competition for Sølund retirement home is like night and day.

The Sølund files are now available online (a whopper of a pdf file, in Danish), where every step of the process is laid out. The restrictions, the evaluation, the individual cases and best of all the winning project from C.F. Møller and Tredje Natur. Trees are mentioned throughout the material, all the way to instructions to care for them during the construction phase. So reassuring.

A few nice screen dumps from the material (instructions to care for and incorporate the trees).

The winner has kept the existing parking ramp for the underground facility. This means that the surrounding soil is untouched, and the existing nature can be preserved. Well done! Note the winning team's proposal: the Ladytree is properly named (Dametræet).

Makes your heart swell.

More Sølund post, with the most recent first:
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Feb. 17 2016
The unveiling, Feb. 16 2016
Save the Ladytree, March 20 2013
Sølund, Feb. 26 2013

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