Travbyen will support the coming residents in taking joint responsibility for the climate, for nature and for each other. The development of the area will prioritise nature and biodiversity and work to lower the carbon footprint in construction and create the framework for a more climate-friendly lifestyle.

Group 8

More responsible constructions

Travbyen should raise the bar for sustainable urban development and support construction projects with a low climate footprint compared to the industry’s current standards. The buildings in Travbyen must be built from materials with a lower climate footprint than the norm. It can be natural materials or recycled materials. The houses must be of good quality, so that the buildings last a long time and can be used for different things over time. 

With Travbyen, we would like to help raise the bar for how climate-friendly you can build. We will carry out experimental constructions that push to the limit of how low a carbon footprint can be achieved.

A more responsible everyday life

In Travbyen it shall be easy, natural and fun to make more climate-friendly choices in everyday life.

The neighbourhood will be designed for bikes and pedestrians with common parking facilities for electric cars and car sharing, amongst other things. The residents will be supported in facilitating sharing options for food and everyday consumption and there will be established smart solutions for sharing guest rooms, flexible work spaces etc. to minimise the individual square metre use per resident and the carbon footprint associated with this.

In addition there will be focus on sharing knowledge and tips about how to lead a more climate-friendly lifestyle e.g. waste sorting, energy consumption or climate friendly shopping alternatives. 

Nature and biodiversity

In Travbyen, nature and people shall be able to thrive in balance. In the green heart in the middle of the area, there will be space for nature to unfold and by letting nature grow on roofs, facades and between houses, the natural biodiversity will be strengthened. 

The neighborhood could also have space for kitchen gardens and small animal farms, which the residents can share, and in the wild green heart you may go on adventures, get lost or spend the night in a shelter.