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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

#UN17village #aarhussydhavn #vinderprojekt #vihardetforvildt #urbanmetabolisme

 

 

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

SANDNES: NORWAY’S MOST SUSTAINABLE GRÜNDERCITY

Sandnes is a city on the South West coast of Norway. The city has a strong tradition of innovation and business. In the 80’s when the oil caused a fast development, Sandnes was a city with great potential due to its localization. But as the situation is today Sandnes faces a change of scene. The climate is changing; new business models in the retail industry; we are running low on resources and the welfare expenses are growing. To meet these challenges, it is essential that a city like Sandnes is making sure to develop in the right direction.

We believe it’s key for cities to develop with thought for climate, socio-economics and citizens to ensure a sustainable future, where we do not ask more from the planet, than we need. And to present a competent solution, we have partnered up with Everyday Studio, Julie Holck and Niras to present our solution. We call this project Norway’s most sustainable gründercity; gründer is Norwegian for innovative.

Sandnes is located on the South Western coast of Norway close to a big fjord, which means the city holds a lot of potential for sustainable and socio-economic development. But also, Sandnes has an infrastructure, which releases active citizenships. In our developing process it has therefore been key to meet the future obstacles in Sandnes with resilient solutions.

To do so, we have connected knowledge of the complexity of the city and its ecosystems with the value of co-creation and place capital. Using this method, it becomes possible to make the city as resistant as possible, when it comes to economical, climate and social aspects – and thereby it will be possible to strengthen Sandnes now and in the long run.

With this project we have demonstrated how it is possible for a city to overcome great changes using responsible development methods.

#urbanism #circularity #sustainable #resilience #urban metabolism

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).