Promotion: window producer Velux has created an experimental low-carbon housing growth in Copenhagen that’s constructed utilizing current know-how and supplies.
Known as Residing Locations Copenhagen, the prototype village is constructed by Velux in partnership with Danish structure studio EFFEKT, development and property consultancy Artelia and civil engineers Enemærke & Petersen. It contains two full houses and 5 open pavilions.
In addition to low-carbon, the event is designed to be scalable, inexpensive and commercially viable.
Every materials, design and constructing approach used within the growth has been fastidiously thought of and had its projected emissions mapped in opposition to the standard Danish reference home.
At 3.8 kilograms of CO2 equal per metre squared per 12 months, the CO2 footprint of a Residing Locations dwelling is thrice decrease than a mean Danish single-family home.
Velux defined that the dwellings are carbon damaging via the vast majority of their lifecycle as a result of choice of biogenic supplies that retailer carbon all through every constructing’s lifetime.
The event features a timber body home and a cross-laminated timber (CLT) home with hybrid air flow and wooden and aluminium home windows.
The buildings are modular so they’re simple to restore, improve and disassemble. Outside areas are shared to cut back land use, enhance density and encourage socialisation amongst residents.
“This experimental challenge goals to indicate how low carbon housing that’s regenerative for the planet will be constructed utilizing current applied sciences – and in a manner that doesn’t incur any further prices in development and with out compromising on high quality, structure and indoor local weather,” defined Velux.
“Every constructing part has been optimised for the perfect constellation of worth, indoor local weather and carbon footprint with a particular focus given to the envelope of the constructing the place important CO2 financial savings will be achieved.”
“If we have been to construct all single-family homes and row-chain and double homes, like Velux Residing Locations we may save roughly a million tons of CO2 every year,” it added.
Velux stories that houses constructed on the Residing Locations ideas will be constructed at Danish market value worth, whether or not as single-family houses or as row homes or multifamily items.
The challenge leaders are at the moment in dialogue with stakeholders together with buyers, builders and builders to license the idea into scale. The subsequent step includes constructing the primary full-scale Residing Locations neighborhood exterior Copenhagen in 2024/25.
As an official associate of UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Structure 2023 in Copenhagen, the prototype village is at the moment internet hosting a programme of debates and actions designed to drive and speed up change on the function of buildings in synergy between housing and society.
Construct for Life varieties a part of Velux’s wider sustainability technique, which includes “taking measurable steps towards constructive change whereas specializing in how buildings might help to resolve international challenges with sustainable options and sensible motion”. It’s aiming to be a carbon-neutral enterprise by 2041.
For extra data on Residing Locations Copenhagen, go to the Velux web site.
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