Will This Be The First Skyscraper Built of Recycled Materials?

This Copenhagen project is proof that high-rise buildings do not have to be built to the detriment of the natural environment, nor the life comfort of people.

The Danish architectural firms Lendager Group and TREDJE NATUR have joined forces to jointly build a building called CPH Common House, the first skyscraper in the world that could be built with recycled materials. Filled with greenery in all its parts, the building would have a stepped structure, and only in the construction process, carbon emissions would be avoided from the estimated 1,174 tons.

Sustainability and Circular Sustainability Strategies

They want to show how constructions can build high without losing ties to the historical context of the environment and man as a proportional orientation. Sustainability and Circular Sustainability Strategies have been included in this project since the first draft.

Their plan is to use 17,577 tons of recycled waste, which include broken tiles and bricks, which would be used for flooring, as well as window frames that could again be used as recycled wooden wall and floor coverings. The CPH Common House project with its design allows the penetration of a greater amount of light into the interior of the apartments, as well as the creation of space for terraced green surfaces.

Nothing is wasted

This residential complex will also recycle water. Namely, all the rainwater will be collected and used for irrigation of plants on the terraces. Also, it is planned that the entire waste, which future tenants will be produced, separated, composted and recycled. In order to establish a connection with the existing urban tissue, the facility also has a business block of 30,000 square meters, which has an active relationship with the surrounding city area. The terraced spaces and the spacious courtyard at the foot of the building allow the gathering of the local population, while tenants of the building have access to private roof terraces.

However, the only problem is that this project is only a proposal, and the question is whether it will be adopted, whether the relevant institutions will receive a green light for construction.