High quality design can stimulate a number of derived effects such as improved health, productivity and learning or improved urban life. The calculated value of these effects can surpass the construction costs over a number of years.
Construction accounts for about 8% of the Gross Domestic Product and a considerable part of society’s assets and resource consumption. Due to this, strict financial diligence is a core element of construction and alterations. It is important to be aware that the derived effects of construction may have a significant long-term economic value. The wealth of society is - so to speak - tied up in bricks and mortar.
Construction costs can be managed by working with buildability and industrial processes in the design. But if operation, maintenance and future replacements are also considered in an economic perspective – known as Life Cycle Costing (LCC) – it often changes the picture of what solutions are most profitable in the long term. If future recycling is incorporated in the design of the building, it can form part of a circular economy. This means that the building components can form part of new cycles when they are recycled. This can help future-proof the economic value of the building.
Energy renovation shows the way: How to secure our existing housing stock in the future.
Total renovations increase security, reduce crime and strengthen the community of residents.
SEB's location and distinctive architecture strengthen SEB Bank's brand, business and internal processes.
Musholm Holiday Centre
The Musholm Sports and Holiday Center shows the way towards accessible architecture.
Damesalen - University of Copenhagen
Intelligent facade technology contributes to optimum space utilisation and daylight.
Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital
New frameworks and attitudes reduce the use of coercion at Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital.
SMK Museum Garden
The Museum Garden strengthens the museum's brand and increases the number of visitors.
A new generation of public housing that is cheap, sustainable and attractive.
Sønder Nissum Multi-Purpose Hall
Redevelopment strengthens local unity and the integration of tourism into the local community.
The combined technical plant and recreation area, Selsmosen, creates added value in Taastrup.
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.
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.
'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.
The green belt at Vesterbro, where the park value is seven times greater than its construction cost.
Gymnasium for street sports
The CO2 neutral building is an economical alternative to conventional sports halls.
Copenhagen Harbour Bath
Increased desirability and increasing property prices by the harbour bath on the Islands Brygge waterfront.