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.
From 4 to 1 Planet is an initiative aimed at reducing climate impact from residential buildings to a fourth of the current level. Find three different answers to this question in our three pavilions, developed by next generations architects.
Leth & Gori
I) ReVærk presents an aesthetically and functionally convincing home made from alternative materials, including rammed earth. With its integrated view over the harbour, the concept is not only an attractive solution for the users but also realistic in terms of production requirements.
II) Rønnow Architects, Leth & Gori and CINARK present a home in thatched brick blocks which combines conventional and biobased materials and deliver a rational building system which can realistically meet the requirements for insulation, strength and fire.
III) Tegnestuen LOKAL + Aaen Engineering present the Quarter Pie Pavilion which explores a dual path to CO2-reduction: Alternative approaches to construction combined with new approaches to living: How can we design for fewer square meters per person?
“In Denmark we spend our share of the planet’s resources four times faster than the planet can handle. Buildings stand for a considerable part of the total CO2-impact and our programme is dedicated to reducing this impact with 75%.”
Project Director, Realdania
“We work with builders, designers and developers to generate new solutions to this urgent challenge. It is a hugely ambitious target, but we are committed to push for progress, and we are fascinated by the dedication and innovative power we experience from our partners.”
Michel K. Ramussen
Project Director, VILLUM Fonden
The pavilions will all be used elsewhere after the exhibition period
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?
Bricks in Common
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.
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.