In the fall of 2019, the Danish government set aside DKK 1.5 billion for green research from the so-called research reserve. Aarhus School of Architecture has allocated two million of these funds to pilot projects that can further the green transition. At Aarhus School of Architecture, five research projects have been chosen to receive this funding. This project is one of the five selected projects.
Due to its geological and vegetational make-up, Denmark has an unused potential for yielding locally retrieved and minimally processed building materials with low environmental impact. In order to progress with the political ambition of ‘green transition’ within the building industry, it is relevant to look into how these materials could be used in new ways – and also how old or traditional ways could be rediscovered. The project is experimental and comprises the simultaneous design and construction of an app. 40 sqm building at Hjerl Hede, Western Jutland. The building will be constructed using materials retrieved within Denmark, most of them on the building site or nearby, and the use of steel and concrete will be reduced to an absolute minimum.
- Hænder og Huse
- Hjerl Hede
- Nik Hyllestad Arkitekt MAA,
- Tegnestuen Sigmundur F. Hyllestad
The research project is connected to Research Lab 2.