At GHB Landscape Architects, we design resilient outdoor spaces adapted to local conditions by employing inspirational and functional architectural solutions.
The company is rooted in the foundation of Danish landscape history and has accumulated a comprehensive expertise, working with a wide range of projects within the fields of climate adaption and green planning, landscape architecture and urban design.
We take on a holistic approach in our work by combining creative solutions for rainwater management with the design of desirable recreational spaces. This method provides clear added functional, aesthetic, and environmental value to the site and its users thus enhancing the dynamics of a given place. By bringing rainwater to the surface, we make it a key element for play, movement, education and recreation in green urban biotopes.
The optimal rainwater management solution varies from place to place. Often one project needs to fulfill many needs and requirements and may consist of several different solutions. In our work we focus on co-creation, developing our architectural design in collaboration with the client, the users and consultants with the relevant technical knowledge.
Over the years, GHB Landscape Architects has developed a variety of projects within environmental planning in an urban context. Recent, award-winning examples are:
Awarded with the Prize for City Planning (Byplanprisen), 2012 for strong and innovative planning where local handling of rainwater has been the overall principal Musicon is a former industrial site in the city of Roskilde. In collaboration with COWI, GHB Landscape Architects have developed a master plan for the Rabalder Park – a new activity […]
Taasinge Square is situated at the heart of Denmark’s first climate resilient neighbourhood. Transformed into a sloping greenery in a densely populated city district, the square is now able to handle heavy cloud bursts without flooding basements and roads. Also, it gives the neighbourhood a distinctive green and sustainable landmark.
Krøyers Plads is a significant location in the centre of the Copenhagen harbor area. Several proposals for the development of the area have been rejected mostly by the local population. Therefore, the new Krøyers Plads is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach. The project consists of 3 five-story housing units, naturally continuing the warehouse […]
Covering an area of 450,000 m2, “The Climate City” project in Middelfart demonstrates how to integrate climate adaptation with urban development. Through a dialogue based co-creational process, the municipality and wastewater utility have worked closely together with landscape architects, engineers, local citizens and other stakeholders in developing the project. From the programming phase, through the […]
Good rainwater management can make cities healthier places to live, resilient towards climate change and more sustainable overall. Population growth and urbanisation, floodings as well as more frequent and longer periods of droughts all encourage an optimised use of rainwater in cities. Traditionally speaking, climate adaptation seeks to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climate […]