Living Places Copenhagen

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 was a partner project for the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen and consists 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 3 x lower carbon footprint emissions than an average Danish single family house and a first-class indoor climate.

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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

Children's Living Places

We have partnered with SOS Children’s Villages Denmark to provide low-carbon, healthy homes for children displaced by the war in Ukraine. Following the five key principles of the Living Places concept, Children’s Living Places serves as a lighthouse project, showing how to combine social sustainability principles with low-carbon housing design. The concept has been scaled and adapted to fit the needs of the project and the local context in Ukraine, helping to rebuild the country in a way that will benefit both the people and climate.

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Children's Living Places VELUX Group SOS Children's Villages Denmark

Living Places Copenhagen practical information

Address: Otto Busses Vej 27, 2450 Copenhagen SV

Living Places Copenhagen is opened to visitors until end of 2024. 

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