Henning Larsen explores upscaling low carbon construction in new exhibition: Changing Our Footprint. The exhibition looks at how the climate-friendly architecture of the future will look: Will we have to get used to living in houses made of straw? Will there be new urban districts built of soil and grass instead of asphalt and cement? How do architects work with biodiversity at different scales? And are the building methods of the past the savior of the future?
The Changing our Footprint exhibition provides visitors a tangible insight into the architect’s journey towards future building that could, and must, be more climate-friendly than today if there is to be any hope of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The exhibition also displays models of future construction projects, a cross-section of a new type of wall insulated with straw, and windows with seagrass ventilators. Visitors will learn more about how much CO2 is emitted by different materials, and how resources such as straw, flowers and wood are important elements in the journey towards a more green built world with space for all living species. Furthermore, visitors can test their own knowledge by ranking materials such as brick and cork according to their carbon footprint.