We create architecture for the many and for the common good. The result is a continuous balancing act between sustainability, beauty, and economy.




Co-creating Scandinavian Cities in wood

Timber is a renewable resource which grows with help from solar energy and is seen as being one of the most environmentally sustainable building resources available.

We work strategically towards sustainability, and have assembled a dedicated team who have specialized competencies with timber construction – Arkitema & COWI Timber. Our focus is to deliver high quality building solutions using modern timber constructions. Timber buildings have a minimal CO₂- footprint, are solid and quick to erect, and above all create indoor climates which are healthier to live in. Our Scandinavian teamwork is the market leader within architecture and timber-technology. We are able to offer the latest expertise and solutions, the benefits of which will be felt for generations.

Our goal is to create the framework for the best quality of life, and at the same time actively be at the forefront for a green transformation of the building industry. With timber construction, we are able to realize CO₂ reduction goals, whilst increasing productivity and help support the growing push for a cultural revolution towards sustainable building practices.

We have specialists with many years’ experience with timber construction at our Scandinavian offices in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Who though close relationships with the construction industry, universities and suppliers, ensure that we can continue to be the markets leading consultants.



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We create new neighbourhoods with thoughtful solutions and room for life

Since the firm's very beginnings in 1969 Arkitema has been behind new urban districts throughout Denmark. From the innovative public housing areas that were created in the 1970s and 1980s as an antidote to the monotonous concrete blocks of the past, to the major transformations of industrial areas in many of the country's major cities today. Thus, we have a lifetime of experience in creating settings where people live and meet, and where thoughtful solutions and experience are required to succeed in projects that may be under development for decades.

When we draw the first lines on the masterplan for a brand new area, we always look at the context and how Danes want to live today and how they want to live in 25 or 50 years, that way we ensure a framework that lasts. For example, when former industrial areas or harbour sites are to be made attractive places to live, we provide varied buildings that invite both residents and the city's citizens in, to create a vibrant new city district. The new urban areas on the outskirts of the big cities offer other opportunities, including creating new infrastructure and inviting nature into everyday life.

We know that new urban areas are part of the development in the coming years and part of the answer to the urbanisation of the future. But our focus is not just on meeting this challenge. We are actively using these new spaces to create more sustainable cities, with holistic solutions for the environment, for individuals and for society as a whole.

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