What can we learn from sustainable Nordic architecture? 3 exemplary case studies

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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
TitelThe 6th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment S.Arch : Conference Proceedings
Antal sider9
Udgivelses stedErlangen
ForlagImpressum Get It Published Verlag e.K.
Publikationsdatojul. 2019
Udgave2019
Sider227-238
Artikelnummer03.103
Kapitel03
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-9820758-3-9
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2019
BegivenhedS.Arch 2019: The 6th International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment
- Havana, Cuba
Varighed: 5 mar. 20197 mar. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 6

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KonferenceS.Arch 2019: The 6th International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment
Nummer6
LandCuba
ByHavana
Periode05/03/201907/03/2019

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Pelsmakers, S., Koźmińska, U., & Donovan, E. (2019). What can we learn from sustainable Nordic architecture? 3 exemplary case studies. I The 6th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment S.Arch: Conference Proceedings (2019 udg., s. 227-238). [03.103] Erlangen: Impressum Get It Published Verlag e.K..
Pelsmakers, Sofie ; Koźmińska, Urszula ; Donovan, Elizabeth. / What can we learn from sustainable Nordic architecture? 3 exemplary case studies. The 6th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment S.Arch: Conference Proceedings. 2019. udg. Erlangen : Impressum Get It Published Verlag e.K., 2019. s. 227-238
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What can we learn from sustainable Nordic architecture? 3 exemplary case studies. / Pelsmakers, Sofie; Koźmińska, Urszula; Donovan, Elizabeth.

The 6th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment S.Arch: Conference Proceedings. 2019. udg. Erlangen : Impressum Get It Published Verlag e.K., 2019. s. 227-238 03.103.

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Pelsmakers S, Koźmińska U, Donovan E. What can we learn from sustainable Nordic architecture? 3 exemplary case studies. I The 6th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment S.Arch: Conference Proceedings. 2019 udg. Erlangen: Impressum Get It Published Verlag e.K. 2019. s. 227-238. 03.103