Published in 1/2021 - Crisis


Crises Never Come Alone

Sofie Pelsmakers, Jenni Poutanen, Sini Saarimaa, Katja Maununaho, Saija Toivonen

In Lisbjerg Hill by Vandkunsten (2018), spatial adaptability is achieved through a flexible open plan where non-structural CLT walls can be removed to create a new combination of apartment units within the timber post-beam construction. The structure is bolted together for ease of disassembly, so the whole building can be dismantled and re-used elsewhere, making the project also ecologically adaptable. Photos: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen (left, lower right), Michael Delin (upper right)

Crises have manifold effects on the society, as the Covid-19 pandemic has recently shown. However, a more resilient built environment can help prevent secondary crises from unfolding, which makes architects part of the solution.

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