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 contributes to more sustainable architecture as it is an important factor for people’s well-being and health. A space where the perceptual, aesthetic and poetic potential of daylight are experienced in a series of spaces. Architects: Royal Danish Academy & Claus Pryds Architects

03 Good Health and Well-Being

Reflections in Common

Find your reflection in the World Capital of Architecture 2023. It is a reminder of Copenhagen’s human centered approach to planning and architecture. Made by: Urgent agency and City of Copenhagen

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

The Greenhouse

Greenhouses rescued on the brink of demolition and transported to the new location at Jernbanebyen, repurposing and reconfiguring into new purposes. Architects: FORMA

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


A statement piece prompting curiosity, debate, and reflection on our contemporary and future uses of resources. The story of a rescued concrete barge otherwise slated for demolition, highlighting a dilemma that the construction industry must overcome. Architects: MAST

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Tower of Wind

A journey through the history of meteorology and insight into how future technology can help combat climate challenges. Architects: Anna Maria Indrio, Henning Frederiksen, Christian Fogh & Simone Aaberg Kærn.

09 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The Raft

Observe harbor life and feel the present environment with challenges that rising sea levels bring to coastal cities. A testament to the loss of underwater biodiversity, due to global warming. Architects: Studio Coquille and Tan & Blixenkrone

13 Climate Action


Showcases innovative use of precast concrete elements, a construction system that has dominated the Danish industry since the 1950s. Is it possible to reuse building components, minimizing resource consumption? Architects: 3XN/GXN

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Bricks in Common

Bricks are an energy-consuming material to produce. Each arch being the equivalent of 1 tonne CO2, the largest arch demonstrates up 75% in Co2 emission reduction using recycled bricks and new methods. Architects: AART, Mangor & Nagel

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Plastic Pavilion: Building Sustainable Societies

Future building materials need to be sustainable. Many of the synthetic materials (plastic) have these properties while at the same time being durable, lightweight, cheap, and easy to shape. Architects: Terroir

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Living Places Copenhagen

Building buildings with a three times lower CO2 footprint and a first-class indoor climate. Homes should be healthy, affordable, simple, shared over time and scalable. Architects: EFFEKT

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Feed Back

Explores the relationship between food systems and our urban infrastructure, architecture, and policy to reveal the environmental impacts of these structures, showcasing innovative techniques in food circularity that can be implemented in urban environments. Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


An interpretation of an actual development project in Uganda, the “Bio-Centre”. Through basic sanitary functions, a waste product is collected and refined into a resource that can be used in the residents’ stoves and for heating bathing water in the bio-centre. Volunteer with Architects Without Borders (Denmark)

06 Clean Water and Sanitation
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