MSD at HOME with NORD Copenhagen

MSD at HOME

Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

Danish Housing – ensuring life quality for the many

This lecture will explore different aspects of Danish Housing – how the market is structured, traditions and tendencies in the housing architecture and a new initiative, a Housing Laboratory that promotes experiments in new projects.

Housing sector / The Danish welfare state and way of living is highly desired these days and Danish people are ranked among the happiest in the world. The social welfare, equality and community spirit could be the reasons as well as the conditions providing basic security that allows citizens to enjoy life in all its aspects. In Denmark, the framework for the housing sector generates a unique market combined of both private and public stakeholders, that contribute to enhanced life quality, sustainable city development and affordable housing. The question is how the public, private and civic sector can continue to develop new partnerships to accommodate future housing needs, that responds to changing demands and conditions.

Traditions and current tendencies in Danish Housing Architecture / Denmark is well renowned for its humanistic approach towards housing architecture that offers quality in architecture to the many. A democratic approach has been key to innovative urban developments, urban spaces, and interior design, that enhanced everyday lives for families, and created an aesthetic surplus, practical living, and socially sustainable communities. However, this approach has been challenged in recent years by growth and a rapid building pace. The question is how the building industry and architects can ensure a resurgence of new housing typologies, communities, and vibrant urban spaces, that reinterpret housing concepts, reflecting the presents and future societal needs.

The Housing Laboratory / There is a growing public focus on new demographics, diverse family patterns and the UN sustainable development goals, that calls for new definitions and standards in mainstream housing. Public and private initiatives are taken to invest and innovate in the housing sector and its architecture to provide more variety, diversity and higher quality. “The Housing Laboratory” initiative is a key example of how to inspire and finance new experiments in housing, typologies, circular economy, vibrant neighborhoods and explore ideas that encourage higher living standards in housing generally.

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About Morten R. Gregersen and Johannes M. Pedersen
Morten R. Gregersen and Johannes M. Pedersen founded NORD Architects in 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2017, Mia Baarup Tofte joined the partnership. NORD Architects have received wide acclaim for their work as practicing architects, urbanists, curators, lecturers, and public debaters.

NORD Architects have designed and innovated public and private housing, healthy aging architecture, educational and health care related projects, and have experienced a growing international interest in the company’s unique approach. NORD is deeply engaged in sustainability, co-existence concepts, new learning landscapes and living environments - all with social potential that brings people together in new inspiring communities of diversity.

They are often asked to lecture and take part in conferences, public debates, exhibitions, and publications. NORD Architects are professionally recognized for managing a dialogue-based user-involvement process and have long term experience and an engaged approach to co-creation.

Presentation and Q+A

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020
Time: 20:00 - 21:30 AEDT* Melbourne (UTC +11)
Venue: Online - ABP Zoom Webinar
Event link: Once you have registered for the event, the event link will be sent to you via your Eventbrite confirmation email and reminder emails.

* Copenhagen: Tuesday 22 October 2020, 11:00 - 12:30 UTC
London: Tuesday 22 October 2020, 09:00 - 10:30; BST
Singapore: Tuesday 22 October 2020, 16:00 - 17:30; SGT
Dubai: Tuesday 22 October 2020, 12:00 - 13:30; GST
New York: Tuesday 22 October 2020, 04:00 - 05:30; EDT
‚Äč* Los Angeles: Tuesday 22 October 2020, 01:00 - 02:30; PDT

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