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
Sønderborg Multicultural House
The new cultural centre is an architectural link between the old town centre and the modern harbour district.
Tradition meets innovation in the transformation of Vesterø Harbour Church into a spa and wellness centre.
In Store Heddinge, the old Courthouse has had its architectural dignity restored.
THE DANISH WOMEN’S SOCIETY CRISIS CENTRE CPH
In Copenhagen, the drawing school for women has been transformed into a women’s crisis centre.
The Elephant House
An old chapel building has been transformed into a social meeting place for men with cancer.
Historical buildings in the Carlsberg City District have been through an impressive transformation.
The combination of physical effort, demolition and a social housing effort has created a safe Maglehøj.
Ny Bytoften is designed with a special focus on sustainability, without residents having to pay extra.
A renovation in Sønderparken has resulted in that the crime in the area has dropped by 50%.
The housing association Sundparken has been transformed into a modern family-friendly townhouse building.
The renovation of Toftebo focuses on reducing the buildings' energy costs and improving the indoor climate.
The new homes at Østre Hougvej is an example of how architecture can create changes.
It has succeeded to improve Rosenhøj both financially, environmentally and socially.
Gellerupparken Block B4
Renovation rather than demolition in Gellerupparken protects the climate.
Trigeparken, which is from 1980-1981, was so rundown in every way before the renovation.
A radical urban renewal of Løget By has resulted in strong social housing efforts.
A world-class climate adaptation project is located at Østerbro, Copenhagen.
Housing on Lisbjerg Hill
A modern wooden construction that shows the way when it comes to climate-friendly public housing.
Novo Nordisk Nature Park
Lush nature, insects and dead trees adorn one of Denmark's most successful companies.
Climate Change Adaptation, Kokkedal
In Kokkedal, climate adaptation and urban renewal go hand-in-hand.
The Climate Tile
A pavement system for collecting and recycling rainfall for rain to be used as a positive resource.
The success of Upcycle Studios spearheads the industry towards sustainability.
At Nørrebro, you’ll find Denmark’s first DGNB-certified full-scale renovation.
Vestegnen HF & VUC
An adult-education learning environment sets the scene for a joint upper-secondary school in Rødovre.
The largest educational institution on the Faroe Islands makes it attractive to stay on the island.
Kalvebod Fælled School
Kalvebod Fælled School is a public school with a profile in sports and movement.
Campus Bornholm in Rønne will secure the island going forward by to combine the education into one.
A special relationship with nature and a focus on ‘zones’ have resulted in a flexible learning environment.
At Frederiksbjerg School, movement and motor skills are an integral part of students' daily lives.
Copenhagen International School
In Nordhavn, the school's students are being educated for a global future with a focus on sustainability.
Revitalisation of the former vulnerable neighbourhood gives the residents a boost.
Energy renovation shows the way: How to secure our existing housing stock in the future.
image, working performance, community and motivation have been strengthened after the relocation.
Water on the sidelines
In Gladsaxe, technical and recreational solutions go hand in hand with a rainwater project.
Total renovations increase security, reduce crime and strengthen the community of residents.
Røsnæs' nature has become available with new opportunities for water and land activities and experiences.
SEB's location and distinctive architecture strengthen SEB Bank's brand, business and internal processes.
The children’s home of the future
Layout and functionality of the architecture help reduce conflicts and creates a greater sense of security.
Vandhalla Egmont Højskolen
Inclusive swimming centre creates local pride, improves public health and increases the joy of exercise.
Musholm Holiday Centre
The Musholm Sports and Holiday Center shows the way towards accessible architecture.
Green Solution House
Experimentarium for green ideas bridges Danish tourism and industry.
Damesalen - University of Copenhagen
Intelligent facade technology contributes to optimum space utilisation and daylight.
In the general housing construction in Gladsaxe focus is on the environment and attractive neighborhood.
Ramboll Head Office
Climate adaptation and innovative architecture strengthen Ramboll's brand, as a visionary company.
Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital
New frameworks and attitudes reduce the use of coercion at Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital.
Marielyst Square and Beach Path
Renovation of peat and beach areas in Marielyst creates value for tourists, citizens and local businesses.
SMK Museum Garden
The Museum Garden strengthens the museum's brand and increases the number of visitors.
New thinking of features and landscape creates an attractive underground work environment at Hauser Plads.
South Habour School
A school, a public, movement-promoting urban space and a cultural hub in South Habour, CPH.
A new generation of public housing that is cheap, sustainable and attractive.
Department of Food Science at KU SCIENCE
Sustainability and energy optimisation are conscious choices in the design of the building.
Walk & Talk Circles
Denmark's first “Walk & Talk” landscape extends meeting and learning activities into the wild.
Green Lighthouse has become a showcase for the future of sustainable public construction.
At the Sunhouse, children are taught how to live in synergy with nature and the environment.
KMC Nordhavn is the first DGNB-certified office and commercial building in Denmark.
Sønder Nissum Multi-Purpose Hall
Redevelopment strengthens local unity and the integration of tourism into the local community.
A.P. Møller School
When the architectural framework is of paramount importance for the well-being of pupils and teachers.
Aarhus Gymnastics & Motor Skills Hall
Physical framework that acts as an educational contributor and motivates users for physical movement.
Faaborg Habour Bath
The design and central location has resulted in spontaneous use and activities on the Faaborg waterfront.
Nordkraft has become a focal point for sports culture and business in Aalborg.
Hejmdal Counselling Centre for Cancer Patients
Architecture, light and hospitality create a unique atmosphere at Hejmdal Cancer Patients' House.
Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center
Visibility and accessibility have increased awareness of the cancer counseling work in Næstved.
The combined technical plant and recreation area, Selsmosen, creates added value in Taastrup.
Rabalderparken in Roskilde combines recreational areas with technical facilities for draining rainwater.
A popular meeting place for Herning's citizens with up to 50,000 visitors a month.
The furniture wall that has saved Lemvig Municipality from damage costs of many millions of dollars.
University of Southern Denmark – Campus Kolding
A campus that uses 20-25 % less energy than similar buildings.
An international attraction with a sevenfold increase in visitor numbers during the first year.
Ryesgade 30 A-C
Sustainable urban densification and energy efficiency of property at Ryesgade 30 A-C in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Towers - interior
Copenhagen Towers interior takes upcycling and sustainable materials to a whole new level.
Where environment and sustainability are at stake, in both everyday activities and architecture.
New single-family house reduces climate impact by 86 %. The buzzword is UPCYCLING.
'Brick House' has a minimum life of 150 years and a maintenance-free facade for a minimum of 50 years.
Lindevangsparken and The Loop
The project shows how an innovative approach allows us to keep the water above ground.
The park has had 20 times more visitors and 15 times more cyclists during weekends.
Aller Media House
A building that has contributed to a new and strengthened narrative about the firm's identity.
Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro
Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro is a strong role model for the future of climate-adapted school buildings.
Diverse spaciousness and atmosphere attracts new user groups in Aarhus' sports center DGI-Huset.
The green belt at Vesterbro, where the park value is seven times greater than its construction cost.
Involving vulnerable groups creates sustainable solutions with a new method for urban development.
The Modern Seaweed House
The Modern Seaweed House testifies to a culture that characterize the tradition on Læsø since 13th century.
Svendborg Gymnastikforening is experiencing a membership increase of up to 50% after the inauguration of SG Hu
The City Dune – SEB Bank
The City Dune at SEB BANK is Copenhagen's first 100 % climate-adapted urban space landscape.
Gymnasium for street sports
The CO2 neutral building is an economical alternative to conventional sports halls.
The House of Water
Successful branding of DANVA's environmentally sustainable values and community-based knowledge foundation.
Copenhagen Harbour Bath
Increased desirability and increasing property prices by the harbour bath on the Islands Brygge waterfront.
A lively unfolding space and gathering place for local initiatives on outer Nørrebro.
The cultural yard in Helsingør is a popular success with great significance for the cultural development.
Esbjerg Psychiatric Department
Significant reduction of coercion and fixation in the psychiatric department in Esbjerg.
The Bicycle Snake
The City of Copenhagen wants more people to use their bike and the Bicycle Snake helps.