Upcycle Studios

Upcycle Studios

Upcycle Studios

Project title

Upcycle Studios

Year finished

2019

Location

Ørestaden, Copenhagen

Customer

AG Gruppen

Building Owner

NREP, AG Gruppen

Architect

Lendager Group

Consulting engineer

MOE A/S

Contractor

AG Gruppen

Type of contract

Turnkey

Description

Upcycle Studios is the world's first commercially scaled, circular housing project and consists of 20 terraced houses, located in Ørestaden, Copenhagen. In Upcycle Studios, 75% of the windows came from public housing in North Jutland, 1000 tonnes of the concrete used is cast with aggregate, from the Copenhagen Metro's concrete waste. Floors, walls and facades are made of upcycled discarded wood and offcuts from Dinesen's floor production.

914,000

Estimated kilos of total waste saved

53,182

Estimated kilos CO2e savings

Products

Viddø
Upcycled glass facade

7 tonnes of saved thermal windows ‘harvested’ in Northern Jutland, as a consequence of a restoration project.

Upcycle Studios

In situ upcycled concrete

Hundreds of tonnes of concrete was poured for this project with 45% of it being aggregate from the construction of the Copenhagen Metro.

Upcycle Studios x again upcycled concrete waste

Dinesen exterior cladding

Discarded douglas fir from Dinesen’s floor production. Painted black. Using wood as a facade cladding is a more sustainable alternative to eg. brickwork.

Upcycle Studios Cladding

Dinesen discarded flooring
and wall paneling

Discarded douglas fir from Dinesen, with large quantities infected with blue stain. However, this is treated as a feature rather than a defect, as it has no impact on the technical qualities of the wood.

Upcycle Studios