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Third International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCCE3) Technical University of Denmark

Sustainable Agricultural Building Design Using Locally Grown Danish Timber
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Author:Olga Popovic Larsen (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Denmark)
Daniel Lee (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Denmark)
Torben Lange (ATICON, Denmark)
Date: 2014-08-22     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.5072/dtu:2909

The paper describes an ongoing project, a sustainable design of an agricultural building, part of an ecological meat production farm on the island of Glænø in Denmark. It is a low-cost design using local skills and materials. The building is resource saving on every level; it also utilizes excess heat and sun energy. The paper presents the overall sustainable design approaches and mainly concentrates on the design of the optimized timber roof truss which uses locally grown timber. The main design criteria for the timber roof structure are structural efficiency, buildability and aesthetic appearance of both the concept and detailing.