The Danish capital is brimming with examples of sustainable design
Chief among them is the ongoing redevelopment of the once-industrial Nordhavn (or Northern Harbor) into a pedestrian-friendly "smart" district complete with green energy supplies and a "super bikeway" link to the city center. Recent years have seen abandoned grain and cement silos converted into offices and apartment blocks, while a sprawling United Nations campus, UN City, opened there in 2013.
Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen's latest addition to the neighborhood, Nordø, is emblematic of the transformation taking place. With a redbrick facade that honors to the site's industrial past, sizable public gardens and a rooftop terrace, the 115-home development promises residents an "island oasis" with easy access to the district's growing collection of restaurants and public spaces.