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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Nordic Architecture Denmark

Glødelampen, one of Nova5 Architects’ latest new social housing projects.

Sustainable design with vision Denmark is known for a myriad of virtues – a functioning welfare state, the happiest people on earth, avant-garde cuisine, and beautiful design, to name just a few. The Danes are also known for their interest in protecting the environment, proven not just by the number of bicycles speeding around on the streets, but also by the way in which wind-power is used. This country generates more than a quarter of its electricity from wind.

Hansen, Lars Vind Scheerer, Thomas Dahl and Claus Gade head up a team of talented architects and builders to design new and renovate old buildings into ecologically efficient and sustainable structures with sound framework, user-friendly attributes, and long-term durability.

By Kathleen Newlove | Photos: Nova5 Architects

Partly because energy demands in the years to come are estimated to far surpass the current need, many Danish architects are becoming pioneers in sustainable building. Residential and commercial structures are two of the biggest energy users – 30-40 per cent of

the country’s total energy consumption is used for ventilating, lighting and heating homes and workplaces. Sound, sustainable structures At Nova5 Architects, an architecture firm in the centre of Copenhagen, Hanne Vinkel

Nova5 Architects is one of the leading architect offices in Denmark with more than 20 years of experience working with social housing projects. They add to their solid education and work experience their indepth knowledge of state-of-the-art computer design programmes, building materials and ground foundation, as well as

Nova5 Architects are also renovating schools in Copenhagen. The building is an extension to the Tove Ditlevsen School, an athletics hall with a beautiful cedar wood façade.

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Profile for Scan Group

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.