Daylight gives us an understanding of where we are in the world and of the spaces, we find ourselves in every day. The ‘Poetic Daylight’ pavilion, unfolds the spatial qualities of daylight, where the perceptual, aesthetic and poetic potential of daylight can be experienced in a series of spaces.
Location: Havnegade, in front of no. 37
Period: June – October
The brick pavilion ‘Bricks in Common’ brings our attention to this double bind: brick has a potentially long lifespan – it is, however, also a very energy-consuming material to produce. If we want brick to play a larger part of the sustainable development, we need further innovation, development, and more design for disassembly.
AART, Mangor & Nagel -part of AART, NOAA
OJ Consulting Engineers
Copenhagen Mason’s Guild
Tech College Aalborg
Vognmand Peter Falck
VIHDA, Videnscenter for Håndværk, Design og Arkitektur
Bricks are the cornerstone of Danish welfare buildings. This year marks the 400-year anniversary of Københavns Murerlaug (Copenhagen Mason’s Guild) as well as the Danish implementation of demands for CO2-reductions in the construction industry through the building regulations. The two coinciding events, however, mark a great dilemma.
With a much longer lifespan than 50 years, which is the time span set for calculating CO2 reductions in lifecycle assessment, brick is an evidentially long-lasting material and one of the few that age beautifully. But brick also has a very energy-consuming production phase.
To bring focus to the issue and explore what needs to be done to further the sustainable development and use of brick, the pavilion is designed as three cross arches, each of a different size, but all with approximately the same CO2 footprint.
The smallest arch is made of a traditional, massive, and energy-heavy brick, while the middle arch makes use of the market’s currently most climate-friendly, soft-laid brick. Built mainly with recycled bricks, the largest arch marks an ambition of a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions.
The partnership behind the pavilion represents all parts of the construction value chain – from manufacturers to consultants and artisans.
“Bricks have a historical, cultural, and aesthetical significance in the Danish building tradition, but is it also relevant in the future when we discuss responsible use of materials? That is the question and the theme we aim to bring into light and hopefully come closer to answering with our pavilion ‘Bricks in Common’. With this, we want to create a shared, inviting space where we can address future challenges through strong partnerships, more sustainable solutions, and generous architecture.“
Partner, and Architect, AART
All materials are selected with an eye to design for disassembly. The materials will be returned to the manufacturers and reused in future projects.
Reflections in Common
Architecture is only given meaning once we interact with it. The concept of the Pavilion ‘Reflections in Common’ is materialised in the design, which allows people to look at themselves against the backdrop of the city.
A space inviting entrepreneurs, visitors and the local community to reconnect with nature and learn the importance of nurturing ecosystems for current and future generations.
OBEL AWARD: unPAVILION
The unPAVILION is a statement piece – that prompts curiosity, debate, and reflection on our contemporary and future uses of resources. It also points to the counterproductive nature of greenwashing.
Tower of Wind
A monument celebrating sustainable architecture, in which the public can experience a journey through the history of meteorology.
A sensory structure landing on one of Copenhagen canal’s floating platforms, aiming at offering visitors a direct and playful sensorial experience with the water.
Investigating the role of precast concrete in sustainable equitable urban development. Is it possible to reuse the building components of these buildings in new construction, minimizing resource consumption?
From 4 to 1 Planet
How do we reduce climate impact from residential buildings to a fourth of the current level without compromising on attractivity and liveability?
Find three different answers to this question in our three pavilions, developed by next generations architects.
Plastic Pavilion: Building Sustainable Societies
Future building materials need to be sustainable, meaning that they are reusable or recyclable, and preferably made from recycled content. Many of the synthetic materials, plastic, and other polymers have these properties while at the same time being durable, lightweight, cheap, and easy to shape.
Living Places Copenhagen
Living Places Copenhagen – the first seven prototypes of the concept, show how we can develop sustainable buildings with a three times lower CO2 footprint and a first-class indoor climate. The concept holds the lowest CO2 emissions in Denmark, demonstrating that we do not have to wait for future technology to build more sustainably
Different lenses on food systems. The pavilion uses virtual spatial design to guide the audience through an exhibition that explores the content of the publication in a gallery-like experience. Users take part of the exhibit space by using their own mobile devices through virtual reality features.
Architects Without Border’s pavilion is an interpretation of one of their actual development projects, the “Bio-Centre”. Through basic sanitary functions, a bio-center provides crucial services in a densely packed slum – while creating a social focal point.