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Green Footprints

Green Footprints is the landscape surrounding the newly renovated hotel- and conference center Green Solution House in Rønne, Bornholm. The relation between the building and landscape demonstrates how the grown and the built environment can benefit each other by implementing new technologies and circuit design to create a dynamic, resilient cradle-2-cradle system. Green Solution house and Green Footprint-project turns waste materials into a valuable resource and makes Bornholm an example to follow regarding sustainability, environmental responsibility and renewable energy. Compost from the kitchen garden is used as fuel to heat up the hotel and generate electricity, while black water is rinsed in an algae tank and used for irrigation. 


Read about Green Footprints in World Landscape Architecture here


Service Design and research 
 Rønne, Bornholm
Type Invited competition
Client Green Solution House
Design period 2012-2014
Realization  2014-2016
Area 65.000 m2
Partners GXN, Rambøll, Steenbergs Tegnestue


Local left-over materials such as glass, building materials and rock powder from the stone industry is used in innovative ways to create sustainable paving in a bitumen-free landscape

Before and after:

100% soil balance = 100% water balance

All soil is used and shapes a new terrain. All rainwater is collected in the landscape where it slowly percolates