Arkitema Architects is a leading Danish architectural practice. We work in all scales in the field of architecture, planning and product design. At Arkitema we believe in sustainability. And not just as a slogan called forth by the present circumstances – we have worked with sustainability as a central dogma ever since the practice was founded back in 1969, and we continue to develop and learn within this area. Today, we have no problem designing buildings that are both competitive AND sustainable – our goal is for the two concepts to form a synthesis in the future, when sustainability will be an essential element in all architectural work.
Our environmental policy extends to recommending which environmental influences we fundamentally believe should be considered during a construction project. When, by agreement with the client, we carry out sustainable project planning, the analysis undertaken can identify further relevant focus areas.
In our experience, the best and most sustainable results are achieved by focusing on a number of clear environmental goals in each individual project. Accordingly, we attempt to identify a number of lucid focus points at an early stage in the project planning, for which we subsequently draw up sustainability goals. This occurs after a brief analysis phase, and in close dialogue with the project’s stakeholders.
75 terraced low-energy class 2025 houses. These terraced houses in two levels are built up in super insulating Connovate elements, which Arkitema have developed in close cooperation with Prefab, Ambercon and Contec. The elements ensure a U-value of the outer walls of less than 0.09, with a wall thickness of only 360 mm, where they […]
The Maintenance-free House is a simple, wooden house. A house where the facade and roof is covered with glass. The glass works as a building envelope around the tree house and is simultaneously a large integrated solar panel on the building. The Maintenance-free House is both architectural and in construction a new version of the […]
Vibeengskolen is a school project which must accommodate 500 pupils at primary schools and intermediate level. The primary goal and focus is to integrate sustainability and pedagogy in a low-energy school in Energy Class One. The varying roof landscape optimize the opportunities both for the installation of solar panels and the north-facing apertures. All of […]
The new office facilities for global wind turbine company Vestas have just been completed. The building has been designed by Arkitema Architects and will be the first building in Northern Europe to obtain the exclusive LEED certification category platinum, which only approximately 150 commercial buildings in the world have obtained. According to the Danish building […]
Here is a sustainable solution to Danish homes’ high energy consumption. In Rosenhøj, Viby South, Europe’s largest solar park will appear on the roofs of future apartment blocks. The solar panels will produce energy for all a total of 900 homes and still have energy left over for other district users. For residents of Rosenhøj, this means that […]
The Harbour house by the housing association “Ringgaarden” is a student accommodation apartment building, built as a simple, yet significant 12-storey, low energy class house (DK. Class 2025). The design of the building is the result of an architectural competition held in 2011 won by Arkitema Architects. With solar panels on the roof and solar panels on […]
The institution “Stenurten”s ‘climate zone’ is located behind its large, south-west-facing glass facades and plays a significant role in both the building’s architectural expression and its zone divisions. It also helps to provide ventilation, as do the distinctive chimneys, which, together with the climate zone, are the driving forces in the natural ventilation system. The […]
Samsø Energy Academy is where Samsoe communicates all the experience that the island has amassed from its many renewable energy projects. The academy also functions as a conference centre, where companies, scientists and politicians can discuss renewable energy, energy savings and new technologies. The two-wing academy building lies in the middle of a green meadow […]