Living Places

As a pioneer target in the VELUX sustainability strategy 2030, the Living Places concept was ideated and developed by VELUX in partnership with EFFEKT and Artelia to rethink how we build today and challenge the building industry to create responsible and regenerative solutions that benefit both people and the planet.

Living Places Copenhagen, the first prototype, is a partner project for the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture consisting of seven buildings – five open pavilions and two finished homes in full scale, showing our take on healthy and sustainable homes.

Each material, design and building technique has been carefully considered to reduce the environmental impact and improve human health. By analyzing all stages of the building’s life cycle and understanding the implication of each design choice, we have achieved 3x lower carbon footprint emissions than an average Danish single family house and a first-class indoor climate.

Visit Living Places Copenhagen during 2023 to experience a new sustainable approach to building homes that benefits both people and the planet.

VELUX Living places roof window
VELUX Living Places
VELUX Living places
Living Places interior render
Photos: Adam Mørk
Renders: EFFEKT architects
VELUX Living places
VELUX Living Places
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Living Places practical information

Address: Otto Busses Vej 27, 2450 Kbh SV

Living Places will open to visitors in the 1st quarter of 2023 when the city takes on the title of the World Capital of Architecture. There will be a programme of debates and activities designed to drive an important conversation on the role of buildings in the synergy between housing and society. 

Learn more about Living Places