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
Plastic has a potential role in establishing more sustainable societies.
In the times to come, 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.
The building industry is faced with a significant need to change as it must meet demands for greater ‘absolute sustainability’. A widespread misconception, based on intuition, emotion, and tradition, is that this can best be achieved by increased use of biogenic materials like fx. wood. However, future material demands require all sustainable alternatives to be considered, and biomaterial supplies will likely not be sufficient to meet the demand.
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.
Therefore, this is the central statement to put forward by the pavilion: Plastic plays a huge role in establishing the sustainable societies.
The pavilion will host agenda-setting and debate-generating activities with different actors along the supply chain to elaborate on the agenda with facts and transparency.
“Our message is that synthetic materials are essential to make the building industry more sustainable. Our focus is to use the Plastic Pavilion to host events and exhibitions addressing this topic over a 4 week programme.
It is important to us, that we have a realistic and unbiased dialog about plastic. We must only use plastics where it makes sense. So our pavilion and our activities will have focus on pros and cons, and some of the challenges that we are working on solving, and the innovation needed in the future.”
Man. Dir, The Plastics Federation
The pavilion is designed for disassembly and reuse, and will be used in other locations afterwards (eg. festivals and outdoor come-togethers)
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
Greenhouses rescued on the brink of demolition and transported to the new location at Jernbanebyen, repurposing and reconfiguring into new purposes. Architects: FORMA
OBEL AWARD: unPAVILION
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
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.
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
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
From 4 to 1 Planet
3 pieces that address how to reduce climate impact to a fourth of the current level without compromising on attractivity and liveability. Architects: ReVærk, Tegnestuen LOKAL, Leth & Gori and Rønnow Architects.
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
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
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
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)