Straagaarden, sustainable building using only nature's own materials

Straagaarden using nature's own resources

Location Bregnerødvej 8, Gilleleje Denmark
Customer Erik Pfeiffer
Products Used Kerto LVL
Type Public Buildings

Inspiration for a sustainable living

​Challenge

Former pharmaceutical CEO Erik Pfeiffer wanted to put focus on the need to rethink the way we build. His main idea was to help the building industry get ready to reap the benefits of the green agenda in terms of sustainability as well as health and indoor climate and other factors threatened by climate change. His challenge in Straagaarden was not only to build sustainably, but to try something new.

Solution

Bearing structures were made of Metsä Wood Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). Metsä Wood utilises the flexibility of wood as building material to customize solutions for the customers. Kerto LVL is a dimensionally stabile product that enables building the same types of structures as with steel. That was the reason why the choice fell naturally on Metsä Wood.

Results

Together Erik Pfeiffer and Metsä Wood created a sustainable building with only nature's own raw materials. Straagaarden offers inspiration for future buildings. Using Kerto LVL as structures, the building is firm and green, both at the same time. Straagaarden's way of building offers a real alternative for steel and concrete.

References related to building and construction

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  • Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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  • My Green World exhibition centre

  • Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

  • Metropol Parasol - one of the world’s largest wooden buildings

  • Kannustalo ready-to-move houses

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  • Kaifu-bad – oldest spa in Hamburg

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