Terraced House

Photo: Maya

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Thomas Koppels Allé 22A,
2450 Copenhagen SV


Saturday 12-17


  • Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
  • Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
  • Level access to outdoor areas
  • Lift
  • Accessible restroom
  • Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
  • Chairs or benches to rest on
  • Possible to eat / drink
  • Disabled parking
  • Teleloop
  • Member of Solsikkesnoren
  • Member of God adgang

Despite campaign promises by a victorious mayoral candidate to establish thousands of affordable homes in Copenhagen, Vildrosen was the only attempt to build new housing that met this aim. Open House invites you to visit the home of DAC’s exhibition architect, who lives in one of the terraced houses designed by ONV.

In Copenhagen’s Sydhavn district, close to the charming Karens Minde cultural center, stands a cluster of terraced houses that are still popularly known as “Ritt’s cheap housing”, named after the mayor who championed affordable homes in Copenhagen.

5,000 homes for DKK 5,000 a month

Vildrosen (The Wild Rose) – as the 38 cooperatively-owned terraced houses are officially called – was an attempt to build affordable housing to counter the rising housing prices in Copenhagen. After many years in Danish parliamentary politics, Ritt Bjerregaard campaigned for the post of Lord Mayor of Copenhagen on the promise of building 5,000 homes with a maximum rent of DKK 5,000 per month so that everyone could afford to live in the city. It turned out to be a more difficult task than originally assumed, however. Of the 38 houses in the Vildrosen development, only 12 meet the requirements for affordable housing.

85 Square Meters of Beautiful Design

All of the houses have an area of 85 square meters, and both a front and back yard so that a family with two children can live there. The architectural firm ONV designed the terraced houses as “modular homes” as a means of keeping the building costs low. Flexibility and plenty of light were important aims in the design of these homes. Vildrosen is cooperatively owned and is now a strong community with parties, communal dinners, etc.

Maya, an exhibition architect at Danish Architecture Center, lives in one of these houses with her family. She works daily to create the exhibitions you can experience at DAC. In connection with Open House, she will be opening the doors to her home in the Vildrosen development. Take a look inside and experience these affordable and attractive, architect-designed terraced houses.