Framehouse in Dragør, Denmark, is a highly sustainable workspace promoting well-being and innovation through a healthy and inspiring physical environment. The name ‘Framehouse’ refers to the solid wooden frame structure, with beams of laminated timber forming three interconnecting volumes in a human scale. The building is thought as a concept where the frames allow owners and users to easily expand, transform, divide, and consolidate depending on how much space is required. It is a modern interpretation of the traditional Danish timber barn characterised by its exposed wooden structure.
Dragør ranks among the top three Danish municipalities with the highest percentage of self-employed individuals. The presence of Framehouse which provides a multi-user shared office space and pleasant work environment, has transformed the place into a thriving hub for over 20 local businesses. Thus, in addition to its practical benefits, the name also carries metaphorical significance, influencing the behaviour of its users - the generous common areas encouraging sharing, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and social gatherings, effectively shaping and framing the community that is continually developing within its walls.
It is a place that creates clear synergies across different professions and people, a house that offers tranquillity, and establishes a warm, inviting atmosphere to help spark creativity and innovative thoughts, while at the same time manifesting the high ambitions of sustainability.
Framehouse is DNGB Gold certified, and sustainability permeates the project from the floors to the rooftops. Choosing mass timber as the principal building material not only lowers Framehouse’s environmental impact, but also ensures a building that will stand the test of time, ageing naturally and gracefully.