Location: Ofelia Plads

Period: June – October

The Tower of Wind is meant as a monument celebrating sustainable architecture, in which the public can experience a journey through the history of meteorology and get an insight into how future technology can help combat climate challenges.

Illustrations: Atenastudio

Anna Maria Indrio (Atenastudio), Henning Frederiksen, Christian Fogh, Simone Aaberg Kærn (Artist)

DMI (Danish Meteorological Institute)
CLT Danmark
Standard System Engineering

BEVICA Fonden,
Ofelia Plads Foundation,
Maximus Kran and Specialtransport A/S
Slagelse Lift A/S
All Remove A/S
Carl Ras A/S

instagram: tow_tower_of_wind

Through the Tower of Wind, the audience can experience a journey through the history of meteorology and get insights into what future technology can tell us about climate challenges. Visitors can enter the tower and, among other things, follow climate developments in real time. The tower is  built with the aim of leaving the smallest climate footprint possible, and has a reference to the Greek “The Tower of Wind” in Athens, which is described as the world’s first meteorological observation station

“The Tower of Wind is a a monument to honor sustainable architecture, which must give us hope that technology will help us, in the near future, to takle climate challenges and contribute to the SDG goals.”

Anna Maria Indrio
Achitect MAA, Atenastudio with:  Henning Frederiksen – Christian Fogh – Simone Aaberg Kærn


The pavilion can be reused as a summer house, a shelter in parks, free climbing tower amongst other things.


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

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.

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
Skip to content