Joining forces for a sustainable built environment.
What was Nordic Built?
Nordic Built was a Nordic initiative to accelerate the development of sustainable building concepts – combining key Nordic strengths, providing arenas for collaboration and realising concrete projects that demonstrate world-class scalable solutions. The programme was initiated by the Nordic ministers for trade and industry and carried out in the period 2012-2014, through the execution of 3 main modules:
Module 1 – The Charter: The Charter consists of 10 principles defining the strongholds of the Nordic building sector. It provides a platform for cooperation and sets high ambitions for our future built environment, based on a holistic perspective. Click to download the Charter or to watch a video on YouTube about how the Charter was created.
Module 2 – The Challenge: The objective of the Challenge was to encourage innovation and the development of sustainable, viable and scalable refurbishment concepts for some of the most common building types in the Nordic region – and to demonstrate the principles of the Nordic Built Charter in practice. Click to see the winning projects.
Module 3 – The Change: Through a joint Nordic funding programme for innovation, R&D and demonstration projects, the aim of this module was to bring about wider change by accelerating and supporting the use of new concepts for sustainable construction. Calls for proposals were released in 2013 and 2014 and a total of 17 projects received funding – and are running until 2018. Click to read more about the funded projects.
From Nordic Built to Nordic Built Cities
While the Nordic Built programme focused on the development of innovative solutions for sustainable buildings, the aim of the Nordic Built Cities programme is to develop, visualise and export innovative solutions for urban spaces and cities. The two programmes are closely connected, and has the Charter as a common platform.
30 Sustainable Nordic buildings
Nordic Innovation are proud to present this book, which offers inspiration for how to use the Charter in practice. How does it work? What do the ten principles mean? How can they be interpreted?
The 30 building projects presented in the book can be found across the Nordic region. They represent different building types, from kindergartens to office buildings – and even a prison. Some of them are already completed, while others are in the planning phase.
What they have in common, is that they showcase excellent application of the Charter principles. They are exemplary in their innovative use of sustainable building concepts, and can serve as inspiration for building owners, architects, client consultants, developers and academia looking for new ways to consolidate a sustainable Nordic built environment.