December 2018

UN17 Village featured on Dezeen

Dezeen is one of the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine with more than 2,5 million unique visitors per month. The recognized architectural platform has just featured the project UN17 Village as one of the most sustainable building projects in the world.

UN17 Village will get a unique location at the tip of Ørestad – “Spidsen” – and will set new standards for sustainable construction with its visionary approach to sustainability. The project is characterized by its location in the transition between Ørestad’s urban environment and the vast nature of Amager Fælled. The project will complete the last 25 years of development of the Copenhagen district Ørestad South.

In November, the right to build on the prestigious building plot was won by a team consisting of Årstiderne Arkitekter, NREP, Lendager Group, Moe Rådgivende Ingeniører and Arup Engineers. Now, the international architecture platform highlights the team’s unique approach to sustainability with a feature on Dezeen.com.

As a new thing the team behind the project has used the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a profound design tool. By that, UN17 Village will be the first project to implement tangible solutions for all of UN’s 17 sustainable development goals in one joint project. With focus on health, social communities, water, biodiversity, building materials and energy supply the project will have an innovative approach to construction and design within all aspects of sustainability.

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.

For further information:
Andreas Olrik, Creative Manager, Housing
T: +45 7024 2114 E: aol@aarstiderne.dk

Anne Aksglæde Stahl, Head of Marketing and Communication
T: +45 7024 2168 M: +45 2165 6455 E: aas@aarstiderne.dk

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