In Fall 2019, the Government allocated 1.5 billion DKK to green research from the research unit, and Aarhus School of Architecture has been granted two million DKK for pilot projects that can contribute to the green transition. At Aarhus School of Architecture five research projects have been selected to receive this funding. This research project is one of those five.
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, and the use of steel and concrete will be reduced to an absolute minimum.
External partners and collaborators
- Hænder og Huse
- Hjerl Hede
- Nik Hyllestad Arkitekt MAA,
- Tegnestuen Sigmundur F. Hyllestad