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.
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 Danish Plastics Federation
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
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.
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.
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.