The housing project is located between Drammen Town Hall and the church, facing one of Drammen’s main axis, connecting Bragernesåsen, the hill behind the church, and Konnerudåsen, the hill on the other side of the Drammen River.
The project is located in a transition zone between the urban center and park area around the church; uphill behind the church the surroundings are dominated by older large detached villas while the buildings towards the river are of a more urban character. This transition area is defined by Drammen’s house, a typology of 1,5 floor detached wooden town houses characteristic for Drammen, today appointed as a national cultural heritage. The site of Raadhushaven was once developed in the same way.
The structure is divided into volumes which resemble town houses in size and proportions, and are precisely adapted to the topography of the street. The project consists of six volumes, disposition of which also relates to the two existing houses within the quarter that are preserved. The facades facing the street are given different expressions and reflect the areas they are facing. The facades are generally covered with white painted timber cladding of a different width, in combination with white rendering and zinc fittings.