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Creating affordable dwellings in the cities

Wednesday 9th of October 12.00-16.00

Format:This masterclass discusses potential and solutions for more dwellings in the European cities and consist of keynotes, panel debate, roundtables and plenary debates.

Program (TBC):

12.00-12.30 Registration and light lunch

12.30 Key note presentation on challenges and potential with loft conversions in cities

12.45 Danish case on attic conversion, including city planning processes, design processes and financials.

13.30 Coffee break

14.00 Keynote on the international perspective

14.15 International cases on attic conversions

15.15 Plenary debate on learnings to share and bring home

16.00 End of meeting, networking and refreshments (Site-tour for C40 guests to be evaluated)

More people move to the cities and a grow of around 40 mill. new citizens are expected in the European cities before 2050. This development requires a further growth of the city infrastructure, new buildings and new dwellings in the cities.

A majority of the domestic building stock in the European cities is recognized as being buildings with 4-6 stories having a potential for energy efficiency renovation and a potential to utilize the roof and the existing attic for new attractive dwellings.

New dwellings in the attic can partly finance the renovation of the existing building and thereby become a tool for investing in modernization of the existing buildings in the cities. As the new dwellings do not require new infrastructure for energy and transport it is also an affordable solution for the city administration.

The masterclass discusses potentials, barriers and solutions with examples from different cities.



The VELUX Group together with, Danish Association of Construction Clients, Danish Construction Association, The Ecological Council (TBC) and InnoBYG


Time 12.00-16.00 Organisation VELUX
Location IDA Conference Center, Kalvebod Brygge 31, 1560 København. Contact person kurt.emil.eriksen@velux.com
Participants More information Architect homepage SDG perspective
Registration: Request invitation at christina.vega@velux.com