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.

Photo of The Danish Nature Agency’s official residence in Thy

The Danish Nature Agency’s official residence in Thy

Near the scenic town of Klitmøller in Thy lies the Nature Agency's official residence.
Photo of Villa Arrondi

Villa Arrondi

On a slope between the sea and the forest lies the sculptural Villa Arrondi
Photo of Villa Wood

Villa Wood

Traditional and modern techniques are mixed to create a uniquely adapted and climate-friendly family house.
Photo of The Circular House

The Circular House

At Sydals you will find a circular summerhouse on a circular plot
Photo of old fisherman’s house

Transformation of an old fisherman’s house

By the coastline in Espergærde, North Zealand lies an old fisherman's house from 1898.
Photo of Alfred's House

Alfreds House

The house's architectural preservation value won out, and the house has undergone a successful renovation
Photo of summer house in Asserbo

Summer house in Asserbo

On a hilltop in Asserbo lies a small wooden house from 2021
Photo of Villa Straa

Villa Straa

Near the coast just south of Aarhus lies a unconventional house.
Photo of standard house

Transformation of standard house

An interesting townhouse on Amager in Copenhagen builds on top of an existing standard house
Photo of Stærmose Villa

Transformation of Stærmose Villa

With the latest renovation of Stærmose Villa, energy optimization became an important design parameter
Photo of Musholm


Musholm is recognized as the world's most accessible holiday center for people with disabilities.
Photo of Tømmergården


The wooden building Tømmergården is a energy-friendly social housing
Photo of Næste Skur

Tomsgårdsvej — The Courtyard of the Future

In a courtyard in Copenhagen, there are three sheds built from recycled wood and unsorted materials.
Erlev School, Arkitema

Erlev School

With Erlev School, the vision was to create something completely different from what we know.
Grønnegården Children’s House, BBP Arkitekter and Thing Brandt Landskab

Grønnegården Children’s House

In Søborg, the old Grønnegård from the 1800s has been given the elegant company of a new children's house.
Eventyrhaven, NOVA5


Eventyrhaven creates a safe environment for children in the nursery and kindergarten with space for play.
Netto Bygholm Bakker, C.F. Møller Architects

Netto Bygholm Bakker

In 2020, Bygholm Bakker in Horsens got a very special Netto supermarket.
Knudrisrækkerne, Sweco og Vega


A new residential building with a five-story wooden structure is now Aarhus' tallest wooden public housing.
House built of wood in Tisvilde, OS Arkitekter

House built of wood in Tisvilde

In the middle of tall trees and wild grass lies a beautiful summer house in Tisvilde.
The Future of Sustainable Social Housing, Dissing + Weitling

The Future of Sustainable Social Housing

At Seest in Kolding, modern, a wooden built social housing building is gathered in small clusters.
Photo of Brønshøj Parish House

Brønshøj Parish House

Brønshøj's old church from 1186 has a new neighbour.
Horbelev Kulturgård, Werk arkitekter

Horbelev Kulturgård

In Horbelev, the town's old primary school has been joined by a new circular wooden building.
Myretuen, Leth & Gori


In Randers lies Myretuen; a small wooden building with great value for the local community.
Foto af det gamle kirketårn

Læsø Kur

Tradition meets innovation in the transformation of Vesterø Harbour Church into a spa and wellness centre.
Photo of the Malt Factory

The Malt Factory

Local enthusiasts have injected new life into the old malt factory.


A renovation in Sønderparken has resulted in that the crime in the area has dropped by 50%.
Trigeparken by RUBOW arkitekter, Photo: RUBOW arkitekter


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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcycle Studios

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

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

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.

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

Green Solution House

Experimentarium for green ideas bridges Danish tourism and industry.
Photo of Ny Bytoften by tnt arkitekter. Photo credit: tnt arkitekter

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

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


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 

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

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

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.

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.


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


Rabalderparken in Roskilde combines recreational areas with technical facilities for draining rainwater.
Photo of Le Mur by Hasløv & Kjærsgaard Architects

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

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

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

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.


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

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

UN City

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

The Bicycle Snake

The City of Copenhagen wants more people to use their bike and the Bicycle Snake helps.