Denmark’s Pakhuset taphouse could show the way forward for eco-friendly construction – it’s designed to be disassembled and reused instead of demolished.
Copenhagen architects Adept designed the recyclable building located in the coastal town of Køge and is part of microbrewery Braunstein. As well as welcoming visitors to the brewery, it will serve as a hub for the local community – 15,000 of which are expected to pass through its doors each year.
Because of its harbourside location, the taphouse takes the effects of climate change into account. Adept has created a paintwork-free structure that can be easily taken apart and rebuilt elsewhere or reused as individual components.
The taphouse is constructed from sustainable materials, with floors made of wooden waste, and the facade created using CO2 neutral Accoya timber. Other passive eco-features include solar panels for electricity, and natural ventilation to help regulate the building’s temperature.