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Climate change adaptation

Geothermal energy

Industrial water treatment


Solrødgård Climate and Environmental Park

15. November 2019

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Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Great architecture evokes great passion. For us, this is the kind of architecture that contributes to solving the challenges we face today. The kind that creates sustainable development, vibrant and diverse cities, beautiful and future-proof structures as well as inviting urban spaces and landscapes for all to enjoy. Working out of our office in Copenhagen, we strive to create architecture that understands, connects and enriches the whole world. Together we create cohesion.

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The 50 hectares Climate and Environmental Park houses a new headquarters for Hillerød Utility Company, a waste-water treatment plant and a recycling centre – and plans are afoot to add additional supply plants in the area. The park is also a large transformation project in which 50 hectares of farm land have been transformed into a hilly and publicly available landscape with winding streams and wetlands that catch the rain water and provide habitats for animals, fish and birds. Visitors can learn close-up about the supply and resource circuits that are fundamental to daily life – and at the same time experience bats, lawpings and birds of prey in their natural habitat.

The facility is situated in the south-west part of Hillerød. On account of the area’s scenic qualities and topography, the earthworks, rainwater ditches and hedgerows in green wedges from the edge of the area conduct rainwater down to a new landscape of streams and meadowland. This new wetland will be established by Slåenbækken and Havelse streams, which in torrential rain will enlarge into a lake. The lake will receive rainwater from the Solrødgård Climate and Environmental Park and and absorb run-off from the surrounding areas.

The climate and environmental park is a place where technology and recreation can be experienced in a close and unusual cohabitation. The park offers a unique possibility to play and learn in a landscape where the supply circuits of water, energy and materials are prominently displayed as attractions.