3XN Enters Innovative Cooperation with William McDonough + Partners – The international team is about to develop one of Europe’s first and most ambitious Cradle to Cradle® projects; the Green Solution House on the island of Bornholm, Denmark.
Green Solution House will be an innovative ‘Demonstratorium’ facilitating the development and test of new green technologies on an international scale. At the same time the building will function as a showcase in itself; designed according to the Cradle to Cradle® principles, the project is anticipated to integrate the latest knowledge within materials and appropriate technologies.
The project is a key element in Bornholm’s ’Bright Green Island’ vision, which promotes the island as an excellent sustainable test community due to its size, population and energy supply. Once completed, the Green Solution House will include facilities for conferences, research and exhibitions.
Kasper Guldager Jørgensen, Head of 3XNs Research Department GXN explains:
“Our objective is to create an innovative platform for the highest level of sustainable development. The building itself will be an example of continuous improvement and demonstrate new solutions addressing biodiversity, materials, energy, water, and waste. This way the Green Solution House will contribute to knowledge sharing in a local as well as a global perspective.”
Partner and Managing Director of William McDonough + Partners, David M. Johnson, continues:
“William McDonough + Partners is thrilled to be collaborating on this very ambitious project with 3XN, Esbensen and the other incredible team members in Denmark. We are inspired by the strong business model that has been envisioned at the Green Solution House and the Bright Green Island initiative on Bornholm Island. This project is determined to create a model for future generations to participate in, be inspired by and to learn from. “
3XNs Principal Kim Herforth Nielsen sees a great potential in the partnership as well:
“We are very excited about this opportunity to collaborate with a renowned international partner like William McDonough & Partners. Architecturally 3XN is determined to unite aesthetics with green and human architecture. I look very much forward to experiencing the synergy that can rise from the fusion between our design approach and their expertise within sustainability.”
Green Solution House is expected to be completed in 2012.Location: Strandvejen 79, DK-3700 Roenne, Bornholm, Denmark
Architects:3XN Architects and William McDonough + Partners
Design and Project Management: 3XN
Engineers: Esbensen Consulting Engineers (climate and energy) Client: Business Center Bornholm
Size: 10.000 sqm
Budget: 150 mio. DKK Completion Date: 2012