UN17 Village

2018-12-08T19:17:34+00:00 25. November 2018|

The UN’s 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development are being put into practice in Ørestad’s new residential development project.

By & Havn’s competition for a construction area at Ørestad’s southernmost tip was won by NREP, MOE, Lendager Group, Årstiderne Architects and Arup.

The winning project is called UN17 Village, as the ambition is for the buildings to convert the UN’s 17 Global Goals into concrete action. In particular by using recycled materials and renewable energy sources, and by channelling rainwater for recirculation and recreational use. In conjunction with the competition,  a screening showed that UN17 Village will be able to achieve DGNB Gold.

MOE will provide a wide range of competencies that will help translate the goals into technical solutions. Furthermore, we are responsible for Cost Management.

The project will create homes for around 830 new Ørestad residents and a number of public facilities. They include a communal kitchen, where residents can share meals, a lobby with workspaces and adjacent guest flats, centralised communal workshops and a communal laundry based on rainwater. A community building and a large bathhouse with spa, sauna, swimming pool, gym and changing rooms will also be established.

Health and well-being
Via Realdania’s innovative Healthy Housing project, MOE has also gained special knowledge of how to ensure a healthy indoor climate. This experience is also being disseminated in a health-promoting update of DGNB, to be implemented with MOE and Green Building Council Denmark at the forefront.

This knowledge will also play a major role in the design of the new residential project, for which health is part of the guiding philosophy.

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Wind analyses
Frequent visitors to Ørestad will be aware that even wind forces of just a few metres per second have a noteworthy effect. The island of Amager is one of the flattest areas in one of the world’s flattest countries, and in Ørestad there is not much shelter available. UN17 will be the outermost point, so that wind comfort has been an important focal point.

In this connection, MOE has prepared wind analyses and helped to design how the buildings should be formed and positioned to optimise the wind comfort.

Renewable energy and sustainable building materials
Our expertise has been put to good use in developing the project’s sustainable solutions. This especially concerns the design of an energy concept that facilitates clean renewable energy. This requires the use of geothermal heating to heat the buildings using heat pumps, i.e. an ATES system.

Besides recycled materials, solid wood will be used for several elements in the buildings, which will contribute to reducing the CO2 footprint. In this respect MOE can draw on experience from several new timber buildings that are helping to set the standard for the use of wood in the construction industry.