EFFEKT WINS HELSINGE NORD MASTERPLAN | January 11 2017
Team EFFEKT with karres+brands, Atkins, CFBO and Trafikplan has been announced winners of the competition for Helsinge Nord masterplan - a 700.000 m2 new village to be developed 55 min. north of Copenhagen, DK. The winning proposal, Helsinge Haveby (Helsinge Garden City) - Village of Tomorrow - is a sustainable and self-sufficient neighbourhood, where the traditional monocultural agriculture fields are transformed into shared permaculture gardens and food production, and traditional detached houses replaced by social clusters integrated in the surrounding natural landscape. The new neighbourhood enable its future residents to lead a more sustainable lifestyle with a higher degree of self-sufficiency, while offering the same services, amenities and freedom, as urban life in the city. The jury unanimously selected team EFFEKT's proposal as the winner and describes the project as the most ambitious and the most realisable.