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UN17 VILLAGE IN ARCHDAILY

The the worlds most visited architecture website, ArchDaily,  have published an illustrated article about the UN17 Village. ArchDaily have 13 million visitors a month and at Lendager Group we are proud to give them a chance to see our project which raises the bar for sustainability in the build environment.

“Sustainability startup Lendager Group have beat out BIG and Henning Larsen in a competition to design a new eco-village in Copenhagen, Denmark. With the project UN17 villageLendager Group designed the first project in the world that will translate all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible action. After nearly 25 years of planning, the 400 new homes will complete the new city district, Ørestad South.” Read the article here!

BIG thanks to our team and partners:

Architects: Lendager Group, Årstiderne Arkitekter

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Projectleader: Philip Rufus Knauf

Project Team: Jacob Blak, Sophie Daugaard Andersen, Majken Lynge Gribskjold, Kristian Knorr Jensen, Stephanie Levassor, Agata Marzec , Nicholas Ransome, Daniel Veenboer

Partners-in-Charge: Anders Lendager

Project Area: 35.000 m2

Project Year: 2018-

Client: NREP

Engineering: Moe and Arup

Visualizations: TMRW

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INTERN DESIGN AND INNOVATION

Intern Design and Innovation : Do you agree that solving the world’s problems can be good business? And that business is the way to create a better tomorrow? Lendager TCW is looking for Interns!

Lendager TCW is a part of Lendager Group. Our focus is on consultancy. At Lendager TCW you will get the opportunity to grow and develop your skill set while supporting our consultants in client work. Your task will be focused on working with the team to deliver sustainable solutions, innovation and and product development.

Send your CV and a short motivational letter describing how you will contribute to Lendager TWC to cbh@lendager.com

Read more here!

UN17 VILLAGE: THE WORLD’S MOST SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PROJECT

The UN17 Village is the first building project in the world that translates all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible action. The project – which has just won a development contest in Copenhagen, Denmark – is led by Lendager Group.

Pioneering sustainability solutions and commitment to the 17 SDGs were the decisive factors securing Lendager Group’s bid to design the UN17 Village – 400 new homes in Copenhagen, Denmark. The contest marks the end of 25 years of development, completing the new city district, Ørestad South. Lendager Group worked with the partners: NREP, Årstiderne Arkitekter, MOE og Arup.

 

In nature, waste does not exist: The built environment is responsible for more than 30% of our global emissions. However, it does not have to be this way. In nature, waste does not exist: organisms regenerate themselves and use dead organic materials as building blocks for future growth. The UN17 Village showcases how we can decouple growth from emissions by looking at waste as a resource, and by making sustainability and growth support each other without compromising on quality, aesthetics or price.  The UN17 Village will be built of upcycled waste – such as concrete, wood and window glass. Lendager Group has developed upcycled materials designed for use on an industrial scale. The products are harvested and processed locally, creating local jobs and enabling the construction of tomorrow’s cities from today’s waste globally.

 

Designed to be sustainable: The UN17 Village is designed to be sustainable from multiple perspectives: environmental, social, operational, indoor-climate-related and bio-diverse. As one of the world’s most alternative and sustainable building projects, the waste materials used are upcycled to create nontoxic and certified materials. The houses are designed with a spacious feel, all their elements helping to promote sustainable living and to create a good indoor climate. With rooftop solar panels, the houses are potentially self-sufficient. The biodiversity of the neighbourhood increases with the roof gardens: this is a housing project with a design that incentivises sustainable living.

 

“With the UN17 Village, we wanted to create not only an iconic and sustainable building from recycled materials, but also the opportunity for a sustainable lifestyle. So far, the focus in sustainable buildings has mainly been on their operational carbon emissions. We are looking at the whole life cycle of the building – including materials use, health, and quality of life,” explains Anders Lendager, CEO and founder of Lendager Group.

 

He continues: “We have developed a scalable process that brings all 169 milestones from the SDGs into focus. By translating these into concrete solutions, we have created a tool that makes it possible for everyone in the industry to implement the SDGs and to evaluate the result.”

Visualizations: TMRW

ANDERS LENDAGER TALKS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING IN THE DANISH CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION

At this year’s Annual Meeting in Dansk Byggeri (The Danish Construction Association) sustainability will be the main topic of discussion. The association has thus invited experts and opinion leaders to discuss the problems we are facing – not only today – but also in the future. What is behind sustainability as a term? And do we just need more of that to solve the problems of tomorrow?

At Lendager Group we are of the opinion that we must look at long term solutions. Creating growth on the short term will not help us in the long run. We need to take responsibility for the decisions we are making today – we must take decisions, which are sustainable when it comes to economics, climate and social aspects.

With that in mind Anders Lendager, CEO and founder of Lendager Group, has been invited to speak at the debate with the title ‘Economical Sustainability – is there money in it?’ at the Annual Meeting. Anders will here present various business models used by Lendager Group on doing sustainable business.

Anders is participating in the debate with Marius Møller (CEO of PensionDanmark) and Uffe Drejer (CEO of home).