There is a direct relationship between health and the quality of the environment built.

When we design buildings and their surroundings, we create space that affects the mental and physical well-being of people. Access to daylight, fresh air and appealing outdoor spaces stimulate health, comfort and well-being. Without buildings, only very few areas of the earth would be suitable for habitation all year round. Buildings protect us against wind and weather and create a healthy indoor climate.
Our surroundings can be designed to make us exercise more or to ensure more light for more people. Architecture with a good indoor climate can contribute to fewer sick days; daylight and green surroundings mean patients can be discharged from hospital sooner; and parks and appealing outdoor spaces affect public health.

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Læsø Kur

Tradition meets innovation in the transformation of Vesterø Harbour Church into a spa and wellness centre.
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The Elephant House

An old chapel building has been transformed into a social meeting place for men with cancer.
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 Vestegnen Hf & VUC by H+ Architects. Photo credit: Tim B. Wahlfried

Vestegnen HF & VUC

An adult-education learning environment sets the scene for a joint upper-secondary school in Rødovre.
Photo of Kalvebod Fælled School by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, JJW and BOGL Landscape Architects. Photo credit: Anders Sune Berg

Kalvebod Fælled School

Kalvebod Fælled School is a public school with a profile in sports and movement.
Photo of Frederiksbjerg School by Henning Larsen, gpp Architects and Møller Grønborg. Photo credit: Huffton Crow

Frederiksbjerg School

At Frederiksbjerg School, movement and motor skills are an integral part of students' daily lives.
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 The children’s home of the future by CEBRA architecture. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The children’s home of the future

Layout and functionality of the architecture help reduce conflicts and creates a greater sense of security.
Photo of Vandhalla by CUBO and FORCE4. Photo credit: Martin Schubert

Vandhalla Egmont Højskolen

Inclusive swimming centre creates local pride, improves public health and increases the joy of exercise.
Photo of Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital by White architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk

Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital

New frameworks and attitudes reduce the use of coercion at Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital.
Photo of Center for Renhold by WERK architects and Sangberg Architects – former POLYFORM ind collaboration with Karres En brands. Photo credit: Sangberg Architects.

Hauser Plads

New thinking of features and landscape creates an attractive underground work environment at Hauser Plads.
Photo of Walk & Talk Circles by Zoffmannholm Landscape Architects

Walk & Talk Circles

Denmark's first “Walk & Talk” landscape extends meeting and learning activities into the wild.
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 Sønder Nissum Multi-Purpose Hall by CEBRA architecture. Photo credit: Sdr. Nissum Borger- og Idrætsforening.

Sønder Nissum Multi-Purpose Hall

Redevelopment strengthens local unity and the integration of tourism into the local community.
Photo of Aarhus Gymnastics & Motor Skills Hall by C.F. Møller Architects. Photo credit: Julian Weyer.

Aarhus Gymnastics & Motor Skills Hall

Physical framework that acts as an educational contributor and motivates users for physical movement.
Photo of Faaborg Habour Bath by CREO Architects, JDS and KLAR. Photo Credit: CREO Architects

Faaborg Habour Bath

The design and central location has resulted in spontaneous use and activities on the Faaborg waterfront.
Photo of Hejmdal Counselling Centre for Cancer Patients by CUBO. Photo credit: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen.

Hejmdal Counselling Centre for Cancer Patients

Architecture, light and hospitality create a unique atmosphere at Hejmdal Cancer Patients' House.
Photo of Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center by EFFEKT Architects. Photo credit: Quintin Lake.

Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center

Visibility and accessibility have increased awareness of the cancer counseling work in Næstved.
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 Marthagården by Lendager Group. Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR.


Where environment and sustainability are at stake, in both everyday activities and architecture.
Photo of DGI Huset by SHL and 3XN Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk

DGI Huset

Diverse spaciousness and atmosphere attracts new user groups in Aarhus' sports center DGI-Huset.
Photo of Soender Boulevard by SLA Architects. Photo credit: Mads Klitten.

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.

DTU Compute

DTU Compute works with green, sustainable solutions from top to bottom.
Photo of SG Huset by C&W. Photo credit: Kim Østergaard.

SG Huset

Svendborg Gymnastikforening is experiencing a membership increase of up to 50% after the inauguration of SG Hu
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 Copenhagen Harbour Bath by BIG and JDS. Photo credit: JDS Architects

Copenhagen Harbour Bath

Increased desirability and increasing property prices by the harbour bath on the Islands Brygge waterfront.
Photo of Superkilen by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo credit: Iwan Baan


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.

Esbjerg Psychiatric Department

Significant reduction of coercion and fixation in the psychiatric department in Esbjerg.