02 May 2024

Living Places Copenhagen Re-opens with Family Day Fun

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Photo: Lasse Bak Mejlvang

The 20th of April offered an opportunity for us to get together with families and friends to experience some fun in the sun at Living Places Copenhagen for Family Day—the perfect way to celebrate its re-opening!

The day featured a diverse program that included activities for all ages focused on sustainability as well as stimulating talks by Sara Martinsen, Signe Wenneberg, and Kristoffer Weiss.

Activities for All

Among the activities was a garden workshop by Fælleshaven that taught attendees how to germinate seeds and showcased a seed collection with an entire world of seeds to discover. 


Meanwhile, Bybi hosted a Honey Ceremony to support biodiversity by planting flowers for pollinating insects. They also offered the chance to taste honey from various parts of the city and to create a personalised honey jar to take home. 

A New Way of Looking at Living Places 

In her talk, Danish Designer Sara Martinsen told the story of the new Materials Exhibition, open now at Living Places Copenhagen.  


The exhibition offers a look into the materials that were used to make the prototypes which boast an optimal indoor climate coupled with an ultra-low carbon footprint. It provides visitors with a new dimension of the concept and prototypes, allowing you to see and touch the different layers. 

The Second Season Has Arrived 

Since its initial opening one year ago, over 9000 visitors have experienced Living Places Copenhagen on guided tours and another 7500 through the virtual tour.  


Now, you can also step inside the fully functional prototypes, go on a guided tour of the local area to learn about its architecture and cultural heritage, and explore the brand-new Materials Exhibition to get further insight into the materials that are used to construct these healthy buildings. 


We look forward to a second season full of inspiring events that focus on how we can benefit both people and the planet. 


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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.


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