Gallery: Denmark’s Solar-Powered Herstedlund Center is a Vibrant Commun...

Plenty of daylight floods the second floor of the community center.

Dorte Mandrop Arkitekter Architects designed the project with sustainability in mind, and it meets Tier 2 Energy standards. The center’s green building strategies include solar panels, passive cooling systems, and thermo-active decks for energy-efficient heating. In addition, the building collects rainwater for flushing toilets and motion-controlled lights ensure efficient use of electricity by the building’s occupants.

The interior of the building is flexible enough to change and grow with the surrounding community, and it can be used around the clock for activities such as teaching, dancing, sports, yoga, and barbeques. The first floor is dedicated to performances, while the second floor contains a multipurpose/multi-functional classroom space. The third floor features an open roof and a fenced-in terrace that provides safety during recreational activities.

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  1. Lawanda June 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

    You’re on top of the game. Thanks for sharnig.

  2. Anitra June 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Good to see a taelnt at work. I can’t match that.

  3. Loradae May 31, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    What a joy to find smeoone else who thinks this way.

  4. Emmly May 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Wow, that’s a really cleevr way of thinking about it!

  5. Millie May 31, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks for sahrnig. Always good to find a real expert.

  6. Jaylon May 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Ppl like you get all the bnrais. I just get to say thanks for he answer.

  7. gian April 12, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I congratulate Dort Mandrop Architects for this amazing sustainable project,an example to be followed in Brazil.Global efforts are needed to preserve and protect the enviroment so I hope you can share your creativity and technology with the world.

  8. nicktumi April 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    The half pipe and wall climb are my favorite. But all in all, an amazing building! Why isn’t there one in my neighborhood!

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