Freitag, 23. Februar | 18:35

Living Places for People & Planet

With Living Places, EFFEKT architects and VELUX present a vision of how sustainable buildings can be designed, built and lived in in the future, using existing knowledge and materials. The concept can currently be viewed in Copenhagen – as an experimental living environment in the form of an exhibition consisting of seven full-scale prototypes.
Living Places is both a theoretical concept and a concrete construction project and is based on a complete life cycle analysis. The project, developed by VELUX, EFFEKT Architects, Artelia Engineers and Enemærke & Petersen, explores what resource-saving architecture of the future could look like and follows five basic principles: Buildings should be healthy for people and the environment, simple, adaptable and scalable, and can be shared.

What the concept can look like in built reality, what kind of atmosphere prevails in the buildings and how sustainable furnishings can be successfully utilised is currently being showcased by "Living Places Copenhagen" – an experimental living environment in the form of a small settlement. The buildings include five open pavilions and two finished, fully functional and equipped prototype homes. The furnishings of the houses follow a detailed color and furnishing concept by designer Margrethe Odgaard, which focuses entirely on sustainability and the interplay of color, material and light.
The installation was part of the "Copenhagen in Common" program, which brought together activities under the City of Copenhagen's title of "World Capital of Architecture 2023".

Lone Feifer, born 1963 in Aarhus, Dänemark. Director for Sustainable Buildings at VELUX Group, Master of Energy & Green Architecture. Board member at the Danish Architects Association, the International Active House Alliance and Copenhagen Architecture Festival.

Kasper Benjamin Reimer Bjørkskov, born 1987 in Copenhagen. Educated architect from The Royal Danish Academy. Head of Innovation and R&D at EFFEKT architects, since 2016. Project manager Living Places.