"We are extremely proud that our GAIA concept has been chosen by the jury. GAIA shows the way towards climate neutrality for housing with a holistic approach that unites the life cycles of people, buildings, and the planet," says Rob Marsh, Head of Sustainability at C.F. Møller Architect.
Three winners will be chosen, and their projects built as pavilions for the UIA23 World Congress in Copenhagen, on the waterfront between the Royal Library and BloxHub.
The six shortlisted projects
- C.F. Møller Architects with Gaia - life cycles within boundaries, rethinking the Nordic building tradition with a focus on behavior, construction materials, and climate change
- Matter of Space, and Niche Architects with Straw Mill, using straw as the primary material
- The studio Lokal and Aaen Engineering with Manifest for the planetarily reasonable dwelling, playing with dogma rules for housing forms and for constructions
- Henning Larsen, and Djernis & Bell with Residential Regenesis, addressing increased densification of existing buildings through "grafting"
- Reværk with the Nature Rows, where sprouted materials take centre stage, along with clay soil
- Rønnow Leth & Gori, and CINARK with A small dwelling in covered brick blocks, with brick and thatch at the centre
VILLUM Foundation and Realdania Foundation are behind the "Housing from 4 to 1 Planet" initiative.