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Sustainable nursing home close to the town’s pulse 

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In 2027, Húsavik will welcome senior citizens in a new sustainably designed nursing home that lets residents follow town life, soak up daylight and access the lush garden from all common areas. COWI supports the Government Property Agency with engineering design and BREEAM certification of the building. 

The new nursing home in Húsavik will be infused with high-quality interior design and characterised by sustainability. A life cycle analysis ensures that all building materials are selected to support sustainable design goals, and the building aims for the BREEAM certification level ‘Very good’ to offer residents the best possible living conditions.  

The nursing home will consist of user-friendly and manageable units that are embraced by the landscape and oriented towards the town. This lets residents take part in the local community and soak up natural daylight. All common areas open directly into the garden, stressing the connection with nature. 

Serving the Þingeyingar Region, the nursing home will sit on the hill above the existing Hvammur Retirement Home in Húsavík. The 4,400 m2 building will provide a homely environment for residents to live, with beautiful views overlooking Húsavík town, Skjálfandaflói Bay and Kinnafjall Mountain. Húsavik Nursing Home is set to open its doors in the autumn of 2027. 


Húsavik, Iceland


Framkvæmdasýsla Ríkisins (The Government Property Agency)


  • All engineering design
  • BREEAM certification