Great Architecture On A Small Planet

Climate change. pollution, megacities and CO2 emission

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Great Architecture On A Small Planet

Great Architecture On A Small Planet

Danish architects are on the forefront developing sustainable architecture for future generations. In this one-hour documentary we travel around the world exploring projects and buildings that address the global challenges but at the same time improve our everyday life.

Bjarke Ingels from BIG has a masterplan on how to protect Manhattan when the sea rises. In Paris, Danish architects SLA will place a green building on top of the most polluted highway with hopes that the plants will clean the air, reduce traffic noise and cool down the apartments. The City of Buenos Aires together with Gehl Architects have transformed a former slum area and integrated the residents physically and socially with the rest of the city.

Can we build without CO2 emission in the future? In Copenhagen recycled materials are used by the innovative architect Anders Lendager in a large-scale housing project reducing the CO2 footprint by 80%. And in Sweden, CF Møller builds ten-story apartment houses using massive wood instead of concrete reducing CO2 emission to zero. All inspiring examples of how we can live and build more sustainably in the future.

Director/Producers Lars Torp & Thomas Houkjær
Produced by Thin Gren Line Productions for DR
Duration 54
Release Year 2019
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