Before the summer holidays of 2021, Sønderborg Municipality approved the local plan for a construction project on the last vacant plot within the Town’s Harbour in Sønderborg. It is a 14-storey residential project, with a mix of owner-occupied flats and flats for rental. PFA and Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation are behind the construction, with the Foundation acting as a 30% investor.
Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation is pleased to have succeeded in attracting a strong investor to build at this beautiful location in Sønderborg, and thus become successful in completing the overall project for the Town’s Harbour.
The new building is the final piece of architect Frank Gehry’s masterplan. It includes ten building plots on the site between Kong Chr. X’s Bro (The Bridge of King Christian the 10th) and the northern end of the harbour. Of these 10 sites, 9 have now been built or received planning permission. The tenth site is located between the Multicultural Centre and Alsik. An art center was intended to be placed here as part of the master plan. However, as it was not possible to find an investor for this project, the area has now been planted with a green oasis providing views and access to Alsund.
As part of the master plan, Gehry also described how the different building plots would each be created for different purposes. By mixing buildings with offices, flats, culture and tourism, the plan was to ensure that the new district would be alive around the clock. Throughout, the development of the Town’s Harbour has been carried out in accordance with these promises. This includes the last local plan area – site 1 – which is now ready for construction, and which Gehry describes as apartments in 14-storeys. The fact that PFA is investing in the construction, underlines that Sønderborg has become an attractive municipality in which to invest, and it has a high demand for good housing.
The construction of the new flats is expected to start in January 2022 and be completed by the end of 2023.