Sustainable Living

Address
Strandvejen, Rønne, Denmark

Client
Hotel Ryttergården

Year
2015

GXN role
Design Architect and Sustainability Consultant

GXN team
Kasper Guldager Jørgensen, Peter Feltendal, Morten Norman Lund, Tore Banke, Lasse Lind, Hali Larsen, Audur Hreidarsdottir

Partners
Autodesk Research, Strategic Innovation, Rambøll, Schneider Electric, Frontmatec, Knudsker El

The Green Solution House conference center and hotel in the Danish island of Bornholm is designed to be a platform for the highest level of sustainable development.

Design for Disassembly

Designing for disassembly means valuing building systems for their current purpose and also their future beyond that of the Green Solution House, supporting the eventual reuse and recycling of building components. The design for the conference center and landscape prioritised accessible mechanical fastenings over the use of adhesives and other permanent systems.

Material Filter

A criteria was chosen to select materials that prioritise certifications and environmental labels, recyclability, social responsibility, use of resources, safety of components, and energy in production, to name a few. As a result, many of the design solutions can be easily disassembled, are Cradle 2 Cradle certified, and have a positive impact beyond their mere function. If a material or product is found to contain harmful substances or a negative production footprint, local alternatives are sourced.

Building with Wood

The environmental footprint of constructing a building is usually substantial, so costs were lowered by using wood as opposed to steel or concrete. A laminated wood construction forms the fan shape giving the spaces a warm and comfortable aesthetic. Wood is a natural and renewable material if it comes from responsible and sustainable forestry operations.

Air Cleaning Carpets

The Cradle 2 Cradle certified carpets clean the air in the room. They are manufactured with environmentally concious manufacturing processes, they do not emit harmful chemicals, and the final product is desinged to capture fine dust particles in the air - four times more effectively than conventional carpets.

Continuous Development

The center is a project under continuous development. Hence, the building will always introduce the newest sustainable solutions on biodiversity, materials, energy, water, and waste.

Read more about the green solutions in this booklet

Rønne, Denmark
2015

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