Karréen omkranses af Helsingborggade, Klidevældsgade, Thomas Laubs Gade og Landskronagade
Afhænger af gennemførte renoveringsprojekter kr.
Handled rain water
Ca. 4450 m3/år
Expected finished in
2507 m2 gård og 1248 m2 fortov
Beboerne - Private udlejningsejendomme, ejer- og andelsboliger
Integrated approach results in sustainability and green growth
Integration is the watchword for the project. With the Climate Resilient Block, solutions are to be developed and trialled that will meet the climate challenges of the future and demonstrate how urban renewal can be used as a catalyst for a sustainable shift and green growth.
The project will work on building renovation on the basis of a holistic approach, and the innovative solutions are to minimise energy consumption in the buildings, improve the indoor climate and quality of life of residents and, at the same time, preserve the existing classical architecture.
Combining the effort in a block makes it possible to develop solutions that run across both courtyard and buildings. The link creates the possibility of a climate change adaptation solution that manages all the rainwater that falls on the land belonging to the block. This rainwater management takes place through delaying and evaporation, collection and re-use. The collected rainwater is used for washing laundry and as reclaimed water, but also to water and embellish the recreational areas of the courtyard.
The results of the project are to be measured in reduced energy and water consumption, management of rainwater and environmentally sound management of solid waste, good architecture and improved quality of life for the residents.
Development takes place in cooperation between the City of Copenhagen and the chosen lead consultant team consisting of Henning Larsen Architects, Henrik Larsen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma, V!GØR and TagTomat and with the close involvement of residents and producers.
Course of the project
The project with the climate-resilient square began in 2013, when more than 100 Copenhagen residents presented their block as a candidate. The final selection of a block was made in 2014. There then followed a preliminary project, in which the wishes and dreams of the residents were identified and innovative producers made their bids for solutions to achieve sustainable urban renewal. The selected team of consultants has worked on the development of specific solutions for both the courtyard and the buildings and has now delivered an outline design.
Sketch byHenning Larsen Architects
It is important in the Copenhagen Climate Resilient Block that the residents are motivated and take ownership of the project. There has therefore been close involvement of residents from the block throughout the project period. This has taken place through interviews, questionnaires, planting events, residents’ dinners, meetings and in many other ways. In the next phase the building owners are to decide what building renewal projects they wish to implement, and the lead consultant team is to continue working on specifying a project proposal for the courtyard which is expected to be sent out for comment during the spring of 2017.
Climate Café May 2015
Back Technical details
Management of rainwater
The target is for 100% of all the rainwater on the plots of land in the block to be disconnected from the sewer system. This can be done in the following three ways:
- Collection and re-use of rainwater from the courtyard for toilet flushing and from the roof for washing laundry.
- Collection, evaluation and delaying in a ‘stream’ in the courtyard.
- Absorption and percolation in beds and ‘green’ pavements.
Strengths: 100% disconnection of rainwater from the sewer system will reduce the load imposed on the system in heavy and torrential rain. By re-using the water for toilet flushing and for washing laundry, great savings can be made in water, to the residents’ financial benefit and to the benefit of Copenhagen’s limited drinking water resources.
Weaknesses: Additional introduction of pipes for the rainwater