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  • 01 Dec 2023

Temporary Transformation – sustainable and value-adding

In collaboration with “Byens Netværk” the City Network of Copenhagen, Monoma Denmark has held a seminar focusing on how temporary transformation of empty properties can be used as a tool in the real estate industry's green transition and initiatives for increased sustainability.


Empty buildings are among the least sustainable

The event was held at “Schæffergården” – a former conference center located in Copenhagen that Monoma, in collaboration with the property owner, the Foundation for Danish-Norwegian Cooperation, has transformed into temporary use as student housing and co-working office community.

The conclusion is clear: Empty buildings are among the least sustainable, and temporary transformation supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Temporary transformation generates value and growth without the use of new natural resources.

The Danish legislative framework, which now largely opens up for temporary transformation, was reviewed by attorney and partner Anne Støtt Hansen from Winsløw Law Firm. In the coming years, the opportunities are expected to be brought much more into play as society as well as the real estate industry will increase focus on a more sustainable approach to unused square meters.

“Byens Netværk” is an industry association focusing on city development and construction in Denmark. The network's 350 member companies include architects, engineers, contractors, builders, real estate companies, lawyers and others.

Speakers at the event were Torben Pretzmann, Country Director, Monoma Denmark, Bob de Vilder, International Business Development Director, Mosaic World, Anne Støtt Hansen, Attorney and Partner, Winsløw Law Firm and Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, Foundation Manager, Foundation for Danish-Norwegian Cooperation.

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