Duneside Climate Centre

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Mohamed Jama Isak
  • Emilie Jessen Hellerup
  • Christine Marie Elnegaard
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis presents the making of ‘Duneside’, a centre for climate
change, located at the Danish west coast city, Blokhus. The thesis is
written in relation to the master’s programme in Sustainable Architecture
at Aalborg University, and is based upon interdisciplinarity between
the fields of architecture and engineering that both support
and challenge one another. In accordance with the Integrated Design
Process (IDP), interdisciplinary investigations are conducted iteratively
with preliminary and continuous research and analyses throughout
the design process. As the centre mediate climate change, attention is
brought to the impact of the centre, and actions minimizing both environmental
and physical impact on the surroundings are implemented.
A large part of the analyses is therefore related to life cycle assessments
of materials and design for disassembly principles. The project
challenges present time building strategies, as it rethinks constructions
through implementation of traditional building principles and aspires
to be constructed of solely ecological materials. The aim of this thesis
is to design a building that takes a social stance, by becoming an
epitome for sustainable constructions, and motivating towards climate
friendly living and increased appreciation of nature.
Publication date27 May 2021
Number of pages178
ID: 412599688