UN17 Village Copenhagen, denmark

PROJECT OVERVIEW: The UN17 Village is the world's first building project that translates all 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible action. The 35,000 square-meter eco-village will provide 400 new homes in Ørestad South, a district to the sou,th of the Danish capital, Copenhagen and centers on contributing to all 17 SDGs by considering health, social communities, water, biodiversity, building materials and energy supply. The scheme aims to be constructed entirely from recycled building materials. In addition, the village will use 100% renewable energy sources and be able to collect 1.5 million liters of rainwater per year for recycling and recreational use. The project also aims to reinterpret the tight-knit community feel of a village by focusing on security and the provision of numerous facilities, spaces and a variety of housing types. Arup provided specialist engineering advice on circular economy, materials, and energy systems. Our team drew on our global expertise, utilizing ideas on the Foresight Inspire site, as well as contributions from those involved in the Sustainable Development Hub and the Circular Economy yammer group. Anders Lendager, CEO and founder of Lendager Group says “We have developed a scalable process that brings all 169 milestones from the SDGs into focus. By translating these into concrete solutions, we have created a tool that makes it possible for everyone in the industry to implement the SDGs and to evaluate the result.”

CATEGORY: Professional SETTING: Urban STATUS: Future project

BY: Arup

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: The mixed-use development provides 37 different housing typologies, with a mix family dwellings, co-living spaces and senior accommodation to create homes for up to 800 people, as well as an estimated 100 job opportunities. An additional 3,000 square-meters of the complex is dedicated to communal spaces for use by both the residents and the people of Ørestad.

PARTNERS: Lendager Group, NREP, Årstiderne Arkitekter, MOE, Arup.