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.
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.
Royal Danish Academy: Architecture, Design Conservation
Institute of Architecture and Design
in collaboration with
Claus Pryds Architects
AAU BUILD: Nanet Mathiasen & Anne Kathrine Frandsen
Holst Engineering Aps
Event Brand Aps
Daylight gives us an understanding of where we are in the world and of the spaces, we find ourselves in every day.
The atmosphere of a buildings is largely defined by daylight. We are delighted to see the changeability of daylight – from morning to evening – and we experience how light, and darkness shape the spaces that surround us. Especially here in the Nordic region, where there are fewer hours of daylight, there is a need to appreciate its influence on our lives and buildings. By focusing on the specific Nordic daylight, you will find a creation of robust and characterful spaces, where daylight can support the function of the spaces.
Daylight also contributes to more sustainable architecture as it is an important factor for people’s well-being and health. Therefore, spaces should be designed so that they can support people’s need for daylight. By utilizing the natural resource: daylight, as the primary light source, we can contribute to a more greener transition, while also ensuring that we, humans get the daylight we need.
“We have a strong belief that the poetic potentials of daylight can have a decisive role in the green transition.“
Project Leader, Royal Danish Academy
The pavilion will be moved to the Royal Danish Academy on Holmen for further investigations of daylight conditions. The intention is that after one year at the Royal Danish Academy, the pavilion will be moved to a third and final location.
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.
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.