18 Mar 2024

Living Places Copenhagen wins Best Residential Project at this year’s MIPIM Awards 2024

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Living Places Copenhagen, developed by the VELUX Group, EFFEKT architects, Artelia engineers, and Enemærke & Petersen contractors, has won the internationally renowned MIPIM Award 2024 in the category "Best Residential Project". This victory positions the Living Places concept prominently on the international property scene.


The project has won this year’s MIPIM Awards for its holistic approach to building more sustainably. It demonstrates how to build homes with a CO2 footprint that is 2/3 lower than the current Danish standard. This is achieved while ensuring a first-class indoor climate and by using existing technology and materials.


Before handing over the prize to representatives from the VELUX Group, EFFEKT, and Artelia, the jury member and partner at BIG, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, said:


“I think it is really remarkable that a manufacturer like VELUX is actually creating – and asking architects and designers - to create innovative work. Any manufacturer that might be sitting out there with products, you too can make the changes that are necessary.”


“We are thrilled to have won the MIPIM Award for Best Residential Project with Living Places Copenhagen. This year's focus on sustainability, considering both the CO2 footprint from the entire lifecycle and the impact on the climate, makes this win especially important. With the Living Places project, we – together with our partners EFFEKT, Artelia, and Enemærke & Petersen - demonstrate how it is possible to construct homes that not only serve their end-users and the broader community but also contribute to the economy. We are honored to be the winning project among the four nominees.”


Lone Feifer, Director of Sustainable Buildings at the VELUX Group.


The winner was announced at the international MIPIM real estate event in Cannes on March 14th, 2024, where the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry gather.

In 2023, Living Places Copenhagen won the EY Sustainability Award in the innovation category, the Innovative Design Award of the Bo Bedre magazine’s Design Awards, as well as the “Sustainable Future Award” and the “Merit Award for Architecture” from the American Institute of Architects. 


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Read more about the MIPIM Awards 2024

About the VELUX Group

For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 35 countries and around 11,000 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2021, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 3.5 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 244 million in charitable grants.

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About Living Places Copenhagen

In April 2023 the VELUX Group, EFFEKT, Artelia, and Enemærke & Petersen opened the doors to Living Places Copenhagen in the Railway District in Copenhagen. It is the first prototype of the overall Living Places concept, and the vision is to lead the way in the building industry and show how rethinking buildings can help solve some of the global climate and health challenges. The groundbreaking project demonstrates that it is possible to build homes with a CO2 footprint that is 2/3 lower per m2/year than the Danish standard while ensuring a first-class indoor climate.


For more information about Living Places Copenhagen