What Can We Learn From Sustainable Nordic Architecture?

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Burning fossil fuels to keep people warm in buildings in the northern hemisphere has contributed to global pollution. Decades of this excessive resource use is now causing a shift in our environment and climate. In response, European policies require ever stringent building fabric standards to curb energy use in buildings. This, in turn, has led to some architects and engineers to experiment with new materials, construction methods, energy production and supply systems. However, many of these experiments have remained in the engineering domain. Architecture has been slow to engage with or respond to this shifting world, leading to buildings that lack environmental ambition and imagination. More often than not spatial qualities and non-energy related issues are de-prioritised.
As a contrast to these prevailing scenarios, it appears that many Nordic buildings quietly respond to these new challenges [1]. In response to the harshness of the local climatic conditions and diminished daylighting during the long winters, increased performance requirements and good lighting conditions are basic criteria. In addition to this, many sustainable Nordic buildings are exemplary in terms of spatial qualities, sustainable material solutions and in response to societal challenges. Moreover, many Nordic architects integrate sustainability into their buildings in unobtrusive ways, and it is this that is exemplary for architecture throughout the world.

This paper sets out to explore the different sustainable design approaches of three Nordic case studies and to communicate the authors’ evaluation and interpretation of the architects’ sustainability framework and approaches. Three evaluation methods were used to frame the exemplary sustainability aspects and to map any shortcomings. In doing so, the evaluation methods are reflected upon and some key findings will be drawn out for sustainable building beyond the Nordic region.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato5 mar. 2019
StatusUdgivet - 5 mar. 2019
BegivenhedInternational Conference on Architecture an Built Environment with Architecture - Havana, Cuba
Varighed: 5 mar. 20197 mar. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 6

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KonferenceInternational Conference on Architecture an Built Environment with Architecture
Nummer6
LandCuba
ByHavana
Periode05/03/201907/03/2019

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    Donovan, E., Koźmińska, U., & Pelsmakers, S. (2019). What Can We Learn From Sustainable Nordic Architecture?. Afhandling præsenteret på International Conference on Architecture an Built Environment with Architecture, Havana, Cuba.
    Donovan, Elizabeth ; Koźmińska, Urszula ; Pelsmakers, Sofie. / What Can We Learn From Sustainable Nordic Architecture?. Afhandling præsenteret på International Conference on Architecture an Built Environment with Architecture, Havana, Cuba.
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    Donovan E, Koźmińska U, Pelsmakers S. What Can We Learn From Sustainable Nordic Architecture?. 2019. Afhandling præsenteret på International Conference on Architecture an Built Environment with Architecture, Havana, Cuba.