Location: Søren Kierkegaards Plads

Period:  June 10 –  August 11

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.

Tegnestuen LOKAL
Leth & Gori
Rønnow Architects

Aaen Engineering
Smith Innovation



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?

Illustration: Reværk
Illustration: Leth Gori
Illustration: Lokal

“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%.”

Stig Hessellund
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


Poetic Daylight

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.

03 Good Health and Well-Being

The Raft

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.

13 Climate Action


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?

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

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.

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

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

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Feed Back

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.

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


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.

06 Clean Water and Sanitation
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