Here you will find a wide range of examples of architecture that creates social, environmental and economic value. The projects come from all over Denmark and reflect the many ways in which our houses, buildings, public and urban spaces are instrumental in creating better surroundings for our lives. You will find examples of residential homes, schools, offices, urban spaces and kindergartens. Large and small buildings. Urban spaces and landscapes. Some are well-known – or perhaps semi-known buildings, but the majority are simply examples of good architecture that is conducive to quality of life and makes a difference for people.

We have also collected a selection of the examples in this publication

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Photo of Taasinge Square by GHB Landscape Architects. Photo credit: Steven Achiam
15.10.19 #Case

Taasinge Square

A world-class climate adaptation project is located at Østerbro, Copenhagen
Photo of Housing on Lisbjerg Hill by Vandkunsten Architects. Photo credit: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen
15.10.19 #Case

Housing on Lisbjerg Hill

A modern wooden construction that shows the way when it comes to climate-friendly public housing.
Photo of Novo Nordisk Nature Park by SLA Architects. Photo credit: Torben Petersen
14.10.19 #Case

Novo Nordisk Nature Park

Lush nature, insects and dead trees adorn one of Denmark's most successful companies.
Photo of Climate Change Adaptation, Kokkedal by Schønherr. Photo credit: Carsten Ingemann
14.10.19 #Case

Climate Change Adaptation, Kokkedal

In Kokkedal, climate adaptation and urban renewal go hand-in-hand.
Photo of The Climate Tile by THIRD NATURE. Photo credit: THIRD NATURE
14.10.19 #Case

The Climate Tile

A pavement system for collecting and recycling rainfall for rain to be used as a positive resource.
Photo of Upcycle Studios by Lendager Group. Photo credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj
14.10.19 #Case

Upcycle Studios

The success of Upcycle Studios spearheads the industry towards sustainability.
Photo of Ryesgade 25 by Krydsrum Arkitekter. Photo credit: Dorte Krogh
14.10.19 #Case

Ryesgade 25

At Nørrebro, you’ll find Denmark’s first DGNB-certified full-scale renovation.
Photo of Grindsted School by Pluskontoret. Photo credit: Jesper Balleby
14.10.19 #Case

Grindsted School

The pupils at Grindsted School know where and how they best learn.
Photo of Ørestad School by KHR Architecture. Photo credit: Kontraframe
14.10.19 #Case

Ørestad School

Educational designs frame pupil life at Ørestad School.
Photo of Vestegnen Hf VUC by H+ Architects. Photo credit: Tim B. Wahlfried
14.10.19 #Case

Vestegnen HF & VUC

An adult-education learning environment sets the scene for a joint upper-secondary school in Rødovre.
Photo of Glasir College, Thorshavn by BIG and Fuglark. Photo credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj
14.10.19 #Case

Glasir College

The largest educational institution on the Faroe Islands makes it attractive to stay on the island.
Photo of Kalvebod Fælled School by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, JJW and BOGL Landscape Architects. Photo credit: Anders Sune Berg
14.10.19 #Case

Kalvebod Fælled School

Kalvebod Fælled School is a public school with a profile in sports and movement.
Photo of Campus Bornholm by CUBO and NOVA5. Photo credit: Martin Schubert
14.10.19 #Case

Campus Bornholm

Campus Bornholm in Rønne will secure the island going forward by to combine the education into one.
Photo of Skovbakke School by CEBRA Architecture. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
14.10.19 #Case

Skovbakke School

A special relationship with nature and a focus on ‘zones’ have resulted in a flexible learning environment.
Photo of Frederiksbjerg School by Henning Larsen, gpp Architects and Møller Grønborg. Photo credit: Huffton Crow
14.10.19 #Case

Frederiksbjerg School

At Frederiksbjerg School, movement and motor skills are an integral part of students' daily lives.
Photo of Copenhagen International School by C.F. Møller Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
14.10.19 #Case

Copenhagen International School

In Nordhavn, the school's students are being educated for a global future with a focus on sustainability.
Photo of New Rosenhøj by EFFEKT Architects and Arkitema Architects. Photo Credit: EFFEKT
09.04.18 #Case

New Rosenhøj

Revitalisation of the former vulnerable neighbourhood gives the residents a boost.
Photo of DSV Domicile by PLH Architects. Photo credit: Tomas Bertelsen.
27.02.18 #Case

DSV Domicile

image, working performance, community and motivation have been strengthened after the relocation.
Photo of Water on the sidelines  by Bisgaard Landscape. Photo credit: Carsten Ingemann.
22.02.18 #Case

Water on the sidelines

In Gladsaxe, technical and recreational solutions go hand in hand with a rainwater project.
Photo of Gyldenrisparken by Vandkunsten Architects, Witraz Arkitekter and ZESO Architects. Photo credit: Seie
16.06.17 #Case

Gyldenrisparken

Total renovations increase security, reduce crime and strengthen the community of residents.
Photo of Røsræs Rundt by Spektrum Architects. Photo credit: Spektrum Arkitekter
23.03.17 #Case

Røsnæs Rundt

Røsnæs' nature has become available with new opportunities for water and land activities and experiences.
Photo of Musholm Holiday Centre by AART architects. Photo credit: AART architects
24.01.17 #Case

Musholm Holiday Centre

The Musholm Sports and Holiday Center shows the way towards accessible architecture.
Photo of Green Solution House by 3XN Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
10.01.17 #Case

Green Solution House

Experimentarium for green ideas bridges Danish tourism and industry.
Photo of Damesalen - University of Copenhagen by MIKKELSEN architects. Photo credit: Søren Aagaard
24.11.16 #Case

Damesalen - University of Copenhagen

Intelligent facade technology contributes to optimum space utilisation and daylight.
Photo of Ny Bytoften by tnt arkitekter. Photo credit: tnt arkitekter
22.11.16 #Case

Ny Bytoften

In the general housing construction in Gladsaxe focus is on the environment and attractive neighborhood.
Photo of Ramboll Head Office by MIKKELSEN Architects. Photo Credit: MIKKELSEN Architects
16.11.16 #Case

Ramboll Head Office

Climate adaptation and innovative architecture strengthen Ramboll's brand, as a visionary company.
Photo of Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital by White architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
08.11.16 #Case

Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital

New frameworks and attitudes reduce the use of coercion at Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital.
Photo of Marielyst Square and Beach Path by GHB Landscape Architects and ETN Arkitekter. Photo credit: GHB  Landscape Architects
07.11.16 #Case

Marielyst Square and Beach Path

Renovation of peat and beach areas in Marielyst creates value for tourists, citizens and local businesses.
Photo of SMK Museum Garden by WERK Architects and Sangberg Architects (previous POLYFORM) in collaboration with Karres En Brands. Photo credit: Sangberg Architects
01.11.16 #Case

SMK Museum Garden

The Museum Garden strengthens the museum's brand and increases the number of visitors.
Photo of South Habour School by JJW Architects. Photo credit: Torben Eskerod
29.10.16 #Case

South Habour School

A school, a public, movement-promoting urban space and a cultural hub in South Habour, CPH.
Photo of Danmarkshusene by Vandkunsten Architects. Photo credit: Tegnestuen Vandkunsten
25.10.16 #Case

Danmarkshusene

A new generation of public housing that is cheap, sustainable and attractive.
Photo of Department of Food Science at KU SCIENCE by ZESO Architects & Rambøll. Photo credit: Jens Markus Lindhe 
17.10.16 #Case

Department of Food Science at KU SCIENCE

Sustainability and energy optimisation are conscious choices in the design of the building.
Photo of Walk & Talk Circles by Zoffmannholm Landscape Architects
21.09.16 #Case

Walk & Talk Circles

Denmark's first “Walk & Talk” landscape extends meeting and learning activities into the wild.
Photo of Green Lighthouse by Christensen & Co. Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
21.09.16 #Case

Green Lighthouse

Green Lighthouse has become a showcase for the future of sustainable public construction.
Photo of the Sunhouse by Christensen & Co Architects and Kragh & Berglund Landscape Architects. Photo credits: Adam Mørk
21.09.16 #Case

The Sunhouse

At the Sunhouse, children are taught how to live in synergy with nature and the environment.
Photo of Hasle Harbour Bath by White architects. Photo Credit: Signe Find Larsen.
21.09.16 #Case

Hasle Harbour Bath

The harbour bath has added a new attraction and identity to Hasle.
Photo of Sønder Nissum Multi-Purpose Hall by CEBRA architecture. Photo credit: Sdr. Nissum Borger- og Idrætsforening.
21.09.16 #Case

Sønder Nissum Multi-Purpose Hall

Redevelopment strengthens local unity and the integration of tourism into the local community.
Photo of A.P. Møller School by C.F. Møller Architects. Photo credit: Paul Ib Henriksen.
21.09.16 #Case

A.P. Møller School

When the architectural framework is of paramount importance for the well-being of pupils and teachers.
Photo of Faaborg Habour Bath by CREO Architects, JDS and KLAR. Photo Credit: CREO Architects
21.09.16 #Case

Faaborg Habour Bath

The design and central location has resulted in spontaneous use and activities on the Faaborg waterfront.
Photo of Nordkraft by CUBO Architects and NORD architects. Photo credit: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen.
21.09.16 #Case

Nordkraft

Nordkraft has become a focal point for sports culture and business in Aalborg.
Photo of Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center by EFFEKT Architects. Photo credit: Quintin Lake.
19.09.16 #Case

Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center

Visibility and accessibility have increased awareness of the cancer counseling work in Næstved.
Photo of Selsmosen by Force4 Architects. Photo credit: Klaus Sletting Jensen.
19.09.16 #Case

Selsmosen

The combined technical plant and recreation area, Selsmosen, creates added value in Taastrup.
Photo of Rabalderparken by GHB Landscape Architects and SNE Architects. Photo Credit: SNE Architects
19.09.16 #Case

Rabalderparken

Rabalderparken in Roskilde combines recreational areas with technical facilities for draining rainwater.
Photo of Herning Library by gpp architects and Kristian H. Nielsen Arkitekter. Photo Credit: Carsten Ingemann
18.09.16 #Case

Herning Library

A popular meeting place for Herning's citizens with up to 50,000 visitors a month.
Photo of Le Mur by Hasløv & Kjærsgaard Architects
18.09.16 #Case

Le Mur

The furniture wall that has saved Lemvig Municipality from damage costs of many millions of dollars.
Photo of University of Southern Denmark – Campus Kolding by Henning Larsen Architects. Photo credit: Hufton Crow
18.09.16 #Case

University of Southern Denmark – Campus Kolding

A campus that uses 20-25 % less energy than similar buildings.
Photo of Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen Architects. Photo credit: Moesgaard Museum.
18.09.16 #Case

Moesgaard Museum

An international attraction with a sevenfold increase in visitor numbers during the first year.
Photo of DTU Skylab by JUUL | FROST Arkitekter. Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR
18.09.16 #Case

DTU Skylab

DTU Skylab stimulates increased innovation and entrepreneurship.
Photo of Ryesgade 30 A-C by Krydsrum Architects. Photo credit: Krydsrum Architects
18.09.16 #Case

Ryesgade 30 A-C

Sustainable urban densification and energy efficiency of property at Ryesgade 30 A-C in Copenhagen.
Photo of Marthagården by Lendager Group. Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR.
18.09.16 #Case

Marthagården

Where environment and sustainability are at stake, in both everyday activities and architecture.
Photos of Upcycle House by Lendager Group. Photo credit: Jesper Ray.
18.09.16 #Case

Upcycle House

New single-family house reduces climate impact by 86 %. The buzzword is UPCYCLING.
Photo of Lindevangsparken and The Loop by Marianne Levinsen Landscape ApS. Photo credit: Torben Petersen.
18.09.16 #Case

Lindevangsparken and The Loop

The project shows how an innovative approach allows us to keep the water above ground.
Photo of sØnæs by Møller & Grønborg Architects. Photo credit: Carsten Ingemann.
18.09.16 #Case

sØnæs

The park has had 20 times more visitors and 15 times more cyclists during weekends
Photo of Aller Media House by PLH Architects. Photo Credit: Kontraframe.
17.09.16 #Case

Aller Media House

A building that has contributed to a new and strengthened narrative about the firm's identity.
Photo of Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro by Rubow Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
17.09.16 #Case

Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro

Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro is a strong role model for the future of climate-adapted school buildings.
Photo of Soender Boulevard by SLA Architects. Photo credit: Mads Klitten.
17.09.16 #Case

Soender Boulevard

The green belt at Vesterbro, where the park value is seven times greater than its construction cost
Photo by DTU Compute by Christensen & Co. Architect. Photo credit: Adam Mørk.
16.09.16 #Case

DTU Compute

DTU Compute works with green, sustainable solutions from top to bottom.
Photo of The City Dune – SEB Bank by SLA Architects. Photo credit: Jens Lindhe.
16.09.16 #Case

The City Dune – SEB Bank

The City Dune at SEB BANK is Copenhagen's first 100 % climate-adapted urban space landscape.
Photo of Gymnasium for street sports Vandkunsten Architects. Photo credit: Mads Frederik.
16.09.16 #Case

Gymnasium for street sports

The CO2 neutral building is an economical alternative to conventional sports halls.
Photo of The House of Water by AART architects. Photo credit: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen.
16.09.16 #Case

The House of Water

Successful branding of DANVA's environmentally sustainable values ​​and community-based knowledge foundation.
Photo of Superkilen by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo credit: Iwan Baan
16.09.16 #Case

Superkilen

A lively unfolding space and gathering place for local initiatives on outer Nørrebro.
Photo of Esbjerg Psychiatric Department by Arkitema Architects. Photo Credit: Niels Nygaard.
15.09.16 #Case

Esbjerg Psychiatric Department

Significant reduction of coercion and fixation in the psychiatric department in Esbjerg.
Photo of VUC Syd by AART Architects and ZENI Arkitekter. Photo Credit: Adam Mørk.
15.09.16 #Case

VUC Syd

The school has attracted more students and boosted their motivation to learn.
UN City by 3XN Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
15.09.16 #Case

UN City

At the UN's Danish headquarters, the green transition is everything
Photo of The Bicycle Snake, Dissing+Weitling. Photo credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj.
15.09.16 #Case

The Bicycle Snake

The City of Copenhagen wants more people to use their bike and the Bicycle Snake helps.
Photo of Egebjerg Mill by Praksis Arkitekter. Photo credit: Egebjerg Møllelaug.
12.09.16 #Case

Egebjerg Mill

Egebjerg Mill creates local pride and has become a gathering point in Egebjerg Bakker.