C.F. Møller Architects recognised for landscape project with integrated climate mitigation
With the landscape project around Carlsberg's headquarters in Valby, Copenhagen, C.F. Møller Architects is awarded 2nd place in the ECOtechGREEN award, which highlights climate mitigating landscape architecture in urban environments.
C.F. Møller Architects is awarded 2nd place for the ECOtechGREEN award in the category High-tech city landscape: NBS & SuDS for the landscape around the new Carlsberg headquarters. The jury particularly emphasised that the project shows how urban climate change mitigation can be integrated into the architecture of the urban landscape - and that the project is an innovative green concept that combines functionality with new social and recreational dimensions.
The landscape project around Carlsberg's headquarters deals with the large amounts of rainfall that can occur during the summer months and cause overloading of public sewer systems.
"In Northern Europe, we will see higher temperatures, more rain and generally more extreme weather events in the future. High temperatures change the precipitation patterns we know today. Measurements show that annual precipitation in Denmark has increased by about 100 mm over the last 100 years. In addition, heavy downpours will become even more intense and occur more frequently. The landscape project around Carlsberg's new headquarters shows how urban climate change mitigation can be integrated into landscape architecture," says Lone Wiggers, architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architecture.
The water elements of the park manage a sustainable system of diverting rainwater to groundwater for flood mitigation. In addition, green roofs contribute to the slow drainage of roof water.
"We are delighted with the award in a category that is so important and relevant. In recent years, we have strengthened our profile in landscape architecture where climate proofing are integrated. And with the climate change we are facing, we expect even more landscape projects where the demand for solutions that focuses on these issues," says Lone Wiggers, architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architects.