DOGA is a driving force for sustainable value creation through design and architecture. Malin approach is to solve societal challenges in a holistic and sustainable manner. Putting co-creation with citizens at the centre of the process, Malin is on a mission to help them see the value in design thinking, make communities aware of their capacities, and define the city of tomorrow as attractive, resilient, inclusive urban centres.
Malin Kock Hansen
More than 6,000 participants from 135 countries attended the world’s largest event for sustainable architecture, the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen, this week. Prominent researchers and practitioners across borders and generations discussed how they can design to combat climate change, increase biodiversity and promote social inclusion. The congress concluded with the launch of 10 principles for rapid and radical change in the built environment – titled “The Copenhagen Lessons”.
Speakers: Nyasha Harper-Michon & H.Y. William Chan Master of Ceremonies: Connie Hedegaard
In recent years, we have seen a rise in young activists within various disciplines, including the environmental field, as well as architecture and urban planning, raising awareness, inspiring action, and rallying support for a better future. They are driven by a passion for challenging the status quo and empowering people, companies, and policy makers to address the global issues concerning us all. But above all, they are determined to make an impact and drive the transition to an inclusive and sustainable built environment. This session addresses the need for activism in architecture, with important conversations and insights from three influential activists and change makers, Jerome Foster II, Nyasha Harper-Michon and Councillor H.Y. William Chan, who are using their voices to drive action towards making an impact in tackling the climate challenges we face.
Speakers: Bjarke Ingels & Margrethe Vestager Master of Ceremonies: Connie Hedegaard
The challenges facing the built environment are urgent – the building sector accounts for nearly 40% of the annual, global CO2 emissions, consumes raw materials in unsustainable quantities, and continues to produce too much waste which is not recycled or reused. The environmental challenge is matched by issues regarding the social sustainability of the built environment. A more inclusive and equitable built environment must be given equal priority. These challenges are global. But in this keynote dialogue with Margrethe Vestager and Bjarke Ingels our starting point is European. Drawing inspiration from the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus, we will explore how European institutions and businesses and European values can contribute to shaping a more sustainable and equitable future in the built environment. Not just in Europe, but globally.
Get an online tour of one of the world’s most accessible office buildings. Here, 300 employees are able to move around and work on equal terms – whether they have a disability or not. The building is built on the ideas of universal design and continues to be a beacon for inclusive architecture.
Self-guided walking tour of architecture in Malmö from ten different decades. Experience architectural gems in central Malmö from 1900 to 2013. The buildings span from national romanticism to a contemporary market hall in a transformed freight depot by one of Sweden’s most renowned architects. Hosted by Architects Sweden
The highly anticipated UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 will take place in Copenhagen from July 2nd to 6th. The congress will explore and highlight architecture’s potential to shape better societies and create a more sustainable built environment. The programme is filled with keynote dialogues, presentations and exhibitions in Bella Center – and guided tours, social events and experimental pavilions all around Copenhagen.
End of Life Innovations: Unleashing the Potential of Construction Materials Through Repurposing, Reusing, and Recycling
Study tour focusing on children, playing and democracy. The tour consist of two site visit and ends up at Form/Design Center in Malmö in time for the side event: KID CITY – Child Friendly Planning & Architecture. Here the exhibition PLAY FOR DEMOCRACY is featured.
Hosted by Architects Sweden
The tour features two former industrial districts in Malmö, characterized by extensive regeneration and urban development. Both districts have a long and significant industrial history, with preserved buildings and structures, as well as new emerging cityscapes. Hosted by: Architects Sweden
The tour features a range of public buildings of high quality, built 1916–1976. Predominantly from the post-war era, they represent a Nordic architecture thought to be socially responsible, contextually responsive, and spatially, as well as tectonically, expressive. It includes several works by Sigurd Lewerentz, one of the most prominent Swedish architects of the 20th century. Hosted by: Architects Sweden
Travel to the isolated islands of the north – The Faroe Islands. Enjoy three days where you can relax to the sound of nature and enjoy a fresh wind in your hair. The three days will also include some exploring within the filed of Faroese architectural history.
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Convince or Compel – How to Communicate Effectively to Shape a Sustainable Future with Wooden Buildings
Looking for inspiration on designing with biodiversity in mind? Join Tobias Theil Konishi, a highly experienced architect and Project Director with a passion for sustainable development. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s top experts in sustainable design.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
Next Gen: Educating for a Sustainable ‘Now’ – Sustainability Curriculum Workshop for Students and Newly Graduated
BLOXHUB & UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023 invite you to join our 3rd Science Talk in a series of nine given the title `Leave No One and Nothing Behind´. In each talk, we will dive into how we can reach a future, where we leave no one and nothing behind. In fact, a future where we leave more behind than we take. But how
Journey out to Ballerup, a suburb of greater Copenhagen, for a tour of housing, which has been profiled and awarded for the retrofitting and re-adaption, creating more space and a better places for homelife and social gathering with neighbours and local community.
Journey out of town to Arboretum, a full-scale out-of-doors HDLA [health design in landscape architecture] laboratory, featuring three accessible, inclusive and health-promoting landscape projects, instrumental to the implementation of UN SDGs, without leaving vulnerable groups behind.
Take a metro and walking tour of Ørestad, an entirely new district of Copenhagen, from early 1990s, a testing grounds for a new model of urban development, with iconic buildings reflecting Danish cultural values, some now the most Instagrammed in Scandinavia.
Tour Carlsberg City District, once the brewery and home of Denmark’s most famous brewers. A former industrial site, endowed with beautiful building details, now transformed, former industrial buildings taking on new life, intermixed with new build and high-rises, and featuring climate-resilient solutions.
Cruise Copenhagen’s Harbor, the pulse of the city. Just mere decades ago, a waterway obscured by industry, freight ships, warehouses, and polluted water. Today, a harborscape transformed, with swimmers, pleasure boats, and innovative sustainable architecture. Learn about the key decisions that led to this new blue park.
Journey out to the House of Disabled People’s Organizations, a beacon for inclusive architecture: the world’s most accessible office building. Learn about design solutions and meet stakeholders involved in creating a model example of accessibility for all in the workplace.