UN17 Village

A sustainable village will complete Ørestad to the south

At the last building plot of Ørestad – named Spidsen – a new housing project will rise over the coming years. A project with a unique approach to sustainability, that will set new standards for sustainable construction. UN17 Village will be the first project ever to implement tangible solutions for all of UN's 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) in one building project.

UN17 Village will get a unique location at the tip of Ørestad – “Spidsen” – that is characterized by its very special location in the transition between Ørestad’s buildings and the vast nature of Amager Fælled. The project will complete the last 25 years of development of the Copenhagen district Ørestad South.

As a new thing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been been used as a profound design tool, and the project will thus set new standards for sustainable construction and design by gathering all of the SDGs in one ambitious building project.

UN17 Village will be constructed in recycled building materials with a minimum of degasification, and when the project is completed, it will meet some of the highest demands to physical and mental health. Furthermore, UN17 Village will use 100 % renewable energy sources and be able to collect 1.5 million litres of rainwater per year for recycling and recreational use.

Re-interprets the close communities of the village
UN17 Village comprises five buildings that measures a total of 35.000 m2 and will house more than 800 people, when the project is completed. UN17 Village is designed with a variety of housing types, which together provide the basis for a diverse and strong neighbourhood, where people regardless of family structure and age can live.

“UN17 Village can be compared to a classic village. With its various housing types, the settlement will accommodate residents across generations and changing family patterns. Also, UN17 Village is designed with focus on security, the close environment and with many facilities and places, where the residents can meet across the neighbourhood and the entire Ørestad district.”
Andreas Olrik, Creative Manager for Housing at Årstiderne Arkitekter

The project comprises family housings, community housings, flexible housings, minimal housings and senior communities, that will each address different user groups. At the same time 3.000 m2 of UN17 Village are designed as common functions, that will work as gathering places for the residents. The common functions will also invite the rest of Ørestad into the neighbourhood and thus create an accessible and vibrant district.

Category
Living
Location
Copenhagen | Denmark
Developer
NREP
Status
In progress
Size
35.000 m2
Collaborators
Lendager Group | Moe Rådgivende Ingeniører | Arup Rådgivende Ingeniører
Visualisations
TMRW

The completion of Ørestad
UN17 Village has a very special location at the tip of Ørestad on the last building plot of the area called “Spidsen”. The project completes the latest 25 years of development of the Copenhagen district.

“Spidsen” is characterized by its very special location in the transition between Ørestad’s buildings and the vast nature of Amager Fælled. UN17 Village is designed so the transition between nature, the city and the settlement is well-functioning by working with wind conditions, sun and view to the delight of the residents.

In addition, UN17 Village will further develop the area’s unique landscape qualities by focusing on recreational use of water, planting, biodiversity and wildlife. Thus, the housing will be integrated naturally in its surroundings.

The project is developed in team with NREP, Lendager Group, Moe Rådgivende Ingeniører and Arup Engineers.