Examples of how sustainable architecture can reduce the climate footprint and protect buildings and urban areas against climate change.

Climate change calls for stronger initiatives in the building and construction sector – on the one hand to promote broader use of sustainable solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and on the other hand to make our buildings and cities more resilient to climate change.

We have collected a number of examples of green architecture which, in different ways, implement innovative solutions and prompt us to ‘think new’ in the green transition. Cases that shows how Danish Architectural Firms uses planning, architecture and the landscape to create value with less impact on the climate and to protect Danish assets against climate change.

Trigeparken by RUBOW arkitekter, Photo: RUBOW arkitekter
08.09.20 #Case


Trigeparken, which is from 1980-1981, was so rundown in every way before the renovation.
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 Toftebo by BJERG Architecture. Photo credit: BJERG Architecture
07.03.18 #Case

Toftebo Housing

Energy renovation shows the way: How to secure our existing housing stock in the future.
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 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 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 Danmarkshusene by Vandkunsten Architects. Photo credit: Tegnestuen Vandkunsten
25.10.16 #Case


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 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 KMC Nordhavn by CCO Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk.
21.09.16 #Case

KMC Nordhavn

KMC Nordhavn is the first DGNB-certified office and commercial building in Denmark.
Photo of Selsmosen by Force4 Architects. Photo credit: Klaus Sletting Jensen.
19.09.16 #Case


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 in Roskilde combines recreational areas with technical facilities for draining rainwater.
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 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 Copenhagen Towers - interior by Lendager Group
18.09.16 #Case

Copenhagen Towers - interior

Copenhagen Towers interior takes upcycling and sustainable materials to a whole new level.
Photo of Marthagården by Lendager Group. Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR.
18.09.16 #Case


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 Brick House by LETH & GORI. Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR.
18.09.16 #Case

Brick House

'Brick House' has a minimum life of 150 years and a maintenance-free facade for a minimum of 50 years.
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


The park has had 20 times more visitors and 15 times more cyclists during weekends.
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 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 Modern Seaweed House by Vandkunsten Architects. Photo credit: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen.
16.09.16 #Case

The Modern Seaweed House

The Modern Seaweed House testifies to a culture that characterize the tradition on Læsø since 13th century.
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.
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.