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7 noteable sustainable buildings in Denmark

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With increasing environmental awareness, sustainable buildings have emerged as key solutions to limit the environmental impact of construction activities

Denmark stands as a beacon of sustainable architecture, boasting a number of innovative buildings that prioritise environmental responsibility without compromising on style or functionality. Let’s take a closer look at some notable sustainable buildings in Denmark.

REGAN West Cold War Museum

The REGAN West Cold War Museum is a testament to architectural innovation and historic preservation, set in the tranquil landscape of Rold Forest. Winner of the prestigious ‘Construction of the Year 2023’ award, this remarkable museum blends seamlessly with its surroundings while incorporating sustainable features to minimise its environmental footprint. From its sleek design to its commitment to green building practices, the REGAN West Cold War Museum sets a new standard for sustainable cultural facilities in Denmark.

Sustainable family house

The Bullinger family’s new sustainable home seamlessly blends modern comfort with eco-conscious design. Featuring Areco Easy-Clickfals with a micro-profile for both facade and roofing, the house showcases innovative construction techniques that minimize environmental impact while maximizing aesthetics and functionality. the house exemplifies how sustainable design can enhance quality of life while reducing environmental impact.

CPH landsby

As urbanisation continues to reshape Denmark’s cities, initiatives like CPH Village are leading the way for sustainable urban living. CPH Village aims to build 10 sustainable student villages by 2024, providing eco-friendly housing solutions for students. These villages prioritise energy efficiency, green spaces and community engagement, creating a vibrant and sustainable living environment for residents.

MiniCO2 etagers hus

In the push for more sustainable housing solutions, the MiniCO2 Storey House project explores innovative ways to reduce CO2 emissions in residential construction. This pilot project, led by Realdania, focuses on building storey concrete houses with minimal CO2 emissions. By testing new materials and construction methods, the project aims to pave the way for more climate-friendly housing construction in Denmark and beyond.


Viggohaven, one of the agora gardens, a cohousing community in Holbæk, is the first Danish building to receive the DGNB planet climate label, which the Danish Council for Sustainable Building launched at the beginning of the year. It represents a paradigm shift in sustainable living and sets new standards for environmentally friendly residential buildings in Denmark. This DGNB-certified community prioritises energy efficiency, green spaces and social cohesion. With its commitment to sustainable design principles and community engagement, Viggohaven serves as a model for the future of housing in Denmark.

Daginstitution Børnegården bison

The Børnegården Bison project is a new daycare facility designed with ambitious climate goals, integrating sustainability from its inception. The construction employs a circular, light timber structure incorporating recycled materials, including bricks from a former school and a Per Kirkeby monument. Emphasizing a low carbon footprint through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and careful material selection, the design focuses on optimizing space and maintaining an efficient thermal envelope for minimal energy consumption. The facility also embraces nature as a central learning and play resource, with outdoor spaces designed to foster biodiversity and engage children with their environment. For more details, please visit the project’s page

The nordic barnhouse

The Nordic Barnhouse Project, designed by Bruno Jakobsen, is a modern interpretation of the classic longhouse, nestled into the terrain to blend with nature. It features a wooden structure with a restrained color palette, black roofs, and facades of cedar that age to a matte grey, ensuring harmony with the surrounding landscape. The interior highlights include a kitchen crafted in Douglas wood, equipped with customized I-MODEL Cord lighting in Brushed Brass by ANOUR, emphasizing the beauty of natural materials and subtle colors.

These remarkable sustainable buildings embody Denmark’s commitment to environmental protection and architectural excellence, from cultural institutions to residential communities. By prioritising sustainability in development, Denmark is leading the way towards a greener and more sustainable future for all.

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