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31 Jan 18 |

Architecture prize for Danish social housing project

A BL member expands the approach of social housing in Copenhagen

Architecture prize for Danish social housing project

Danish social housing association, Lejerbo- a member of Housing Europe's Danish member organisation, BL- just got awarded the Lille Arne’ prize by the Danish Association of Architects. The award goes to praises architecture that combines high-quality buildings with quality outdoor areas.

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8 Dec 17 |

Majella Wonen: integration of living with care builds a community

We meet this year’s ‘i-Opener’ Aedes Innovation Award winner

Majella Wonen: integration of living with care builds a community

The Majella Wonen initiative (or Majella Living) aims to offer affordable housing for people in shelters and to realize a pleasant neighborhood in a so-called “magical mix”. Portaal Wonen, a member of Aedes- the Association of Dutch Social Housing corporations and a member of Housing Europe- is one of the organizations behind this project.

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5 Dec 17 |

It’s all about people at 'More than Housing'

Report from the recent World Habitat Peer Exchange

It’s all about people at 'More than Housing'

"There is no project that didn't succeed because of lack of finance, it's usually because of people." These are the words of Andreas Hofer, one of the founding members of Mehr als Wohnen housing cooperative in Zurich. This was his reply to concerns raised by a few of the participants at the recent World Habitat Peer Exchange about the financial struggle they’ve had setting up housing cooperatives in their own countries. Andreas's point is that people can accomplish anything by working together. And that's exactly what they've done at Mehr als Wohnen (More than Housing).

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