Building waste today represents a huge untapped resource, which will be exploited for the construction of The Resource Rows. We will ensure that the valuable building materials move to the cities when people move. By reusing the walls from the abandoned dwellings as new facade elements, you save CO2 and virgin materials, while also getting a new building with history and character from day one.
WHAT IF: We could create homes with history? We could build new dwellings out of waste such as residual wood, crushed concrete and bricks? We could build exclusive sustainable housing at no additional cost? We could minimize the total carbon footprint of the dwellings?
WHY: We reconsider and reuse the untapped resources in “construction waste” to build new homes! We build using sustainable, non toxic and certified materials! The utilization of existing resources has a positive direct impact on the environment!
Bricks from the historical Carlsberg-breweries
Since the 1960s it is no longer possible to recycle individual bricks, because the mortar is stronger than the actual brick. The bricks for The Resource Rows are thus cut out in modules, processed and stacked up to create the new walls in building. This innovative approach makes it possible to recycle bricks and give them many lives instead of just one – which results in a reduced CO2 emission in the construction phase.
Lendager ARC and Lendager UP have in collaboration with Carlsberg Byen cut out brick modules from Carlsberg’s historical breweries in Copenhagen. The rest of the bricks for The Resource Rows come from various old schools and industrial buildings around Denmark.
In The Resource Rows we also use upcycle wood from the construction of Copenhagen Metro. Our team processes the large amount of wood waste, so the wood appears as beautiful and sustainable materials in the project’s facades and interior.