- Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
- Work: Energy, Climate and Environmental Park
- Infrastructural System: Energy | Water | Air & Climate
- Type + Intervention: New Construction of Geothermal and Biomass Heat Production, Test Fields for Renewable Energy, Rainwater Harvesting, Purification Plant
- Location: Hillerød (Denmark)
- Year: 2013 (Project)
- Reference 1: cfmoller.com
Hillerød Utility Company’s future Energy, Climate and Environmental Park will be a demonstration park for energy and climate measures, as a forward-looking and ambitious model for how to take best care of our Earth, as well as a venue where school classes, for example, can see the green message put into practice.
The general public can also enjoy the park’s climbing areas built up with recycled soil, and walks to enjoy the wetland area’s rich bird life.
The around 50-hectare area will include a purification plant, commercial and household recycling station, geothermal and biomass heat production, test fields for solar, wind and biomass energy, and a head office and learning centre for Hillerød Utility Company. Instead of building a technical facility, rain water is collected from the adjacent residential areas in a newly created nature area.
A key aspect of planning has been to use the topography to create flexible access and drainage conditions, and in particular from the outset to include an exit strategy for how the area can be returned to natural state at some time in the future.