A great example of sustainable housing

The advanced residential building Skovbrynet Lyngby, also called BaseCamp, is located in the Danish municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk. The building has more than 20,000 square meters of green space – of which 7,300 m² on the roof – and consists of 786 residences. It was awarded Danish “Building of the Year” in 2020, partly thanks to its phenomenal fifth facade: the roof. Recently, the project also won the “Green Cities Europe Award 2023”.

Photograph : Flemming

Climate-friendly building

There has been a strong focus on greenery since the start of the project. The old building on the property was demolished and the unclassified brick and concrete rubble was reused as driveways and landscaping fill. In addition, rainwater is collected and drained slowly, there are 750m² of solar panels on the roof and extracted air is reused for the heating and ventilation system. It therefore fully meets the energy requirements according to the Danish building regulations of 2015.

The serpentine shape and ascending and descending course of the building provide unique outdoor spaces, with garden facilities, living areas and recreational facilities in the courtyard.

Green roof in harmony with the environment

The roof of the main building has an 800-meter walking and hiking trail that leads to several viewpoints and terraces to enjoy the magnificent views.

The robust Derbigum GC AR waterproofing membrane with double reinforcement and anti-root properties was chosen to create these beautiful outdoor spaces on the roof. “The client wanted to ensure impeccable quality, even if there were competitors with cheaper alternatives. That’s why he chose Derbigum,” explains Peter Kranz, director of EuroTag, our official Derbigum distributor in Denmark.

Photograph : Flemming

Key Figures

Derbigum products: Derbigum GC AR
Total surface area of Derbigum membranes: 12.143 m²
Owner: BaseCamp Student Real Estate / BYR
Contractor: JFP / Max Bögel
Architect: Lars Gitz Architects
Roofer: Multi Tag Enterprises A/S

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