Designing for Corporate

We believe designing for co-existence are the biggest challenge of our time.

We are aware of the meeting between the buildings and nature, the transition between the private and the common, between the wild and the regulated. We strive to utilize the synergy between the planned and the unexpected to avoid dogmatic solutions that are given in advance. This allows for unpredictable solutions, that can unfold new situations, relations and experiences – like in nature. 
NORD has an innovative take that insists on merging landscape and architecture and has always prioritized a close connection between these fields by incorporating landscape architects in the office team. Our approach to each assignment is to look for and investigate the potentials for connections between the existing landscape or surroundings.The site always reveals hidden, natural qualities that can open social relations, new experiences, infrastructural connections and climatic advantages.  

We work with spatial qualities, natural phenomena and landscape elements and integrate them in the built architecture together with impressions of greenery, water and weather. We work with planting that changes with the seasons and varies in different climatic conditions. We design nature laboratories, learning landscapes, and gardens for urban farming – and thereby increase biodiversity and encourage outdoor recreation.

"Corporate of lifeforms; Biodiversity, nature and the build environment; migration; humans with different needs, abilities and income; Equality amongst gender; and the forthcoming demographic change of a population getting older and older will be a historical challenge for our society." ​

Climate change will inevitably change our environment and thereby us. Our planet will change, our countries will change, our cities will change and so will our physical environment and the way we design it - even what we eat will change.

European School Copenhagen

On the largest scale we must deal with the increasing global population and the climate challenges as the paramount problem for our planet. We need to cater for changing weather conditions and rising sea levels, and we need to create infrastructure and densities in our cities that still allow for a high quality of life with integrated nature close to where we live and work. We need to plan for mixed and socially sustainable communities, that are self-sustaining and that are supported by the private, public and civic institutions and groups.

European School Copenhagen

Just in Denmark the building industry are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 35% of our CO2 emissions. We will be a part of changing the building industry, so we start making sustainable choices when we plan, build and also when we advise our clients. We now know that building in wood instead of concrete has a large impact on the C02 use of our buildings. We have already started the journey of using timber in our buildings and look forward to continuing this endeavor. We work for the 17 sustainable goals defined by the UN and work actively to incorporate them into our designs.