Rotpunkt, a German Kitchen furniture manufacturer, has won a kitchens contract to furnish 536 luxury apartments at the UN17 village in Copenhagen, Denmark, developed by NREP, Lendager Group and Sweco Architects.
The UN17 village is the world’s first development in line with all UN17 Global Goals to build a greener, fairer and better world by 2030, and perfectly aligns with Rotpunkt’s one mission to zero emission.
Offering 3000 square-metres of communal spaces for residents and the people of Ørestad, the UN17 village will be built from upcycled waste materials like concrete, wood, and glass. After a month-long application and examination phase, the virtues of Rotpunkt’s climate-friendly furniture won the bespoke kitchens contract.
All Rotpunkt furniture is designed and created under the brand’s award-winning Together to Zero climate strategy, where the company reduces its carbon emissions at every stage of manufacture. Crafted from Greenline BioBoard Gen2, a Rotpunkt kitchen is the sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional chipboards, and consists of up to 90% recycled wood for the ultimate in green kitchen design.
Matt Phillips, head of UK operations at Rotpunkt says, “Every apartment in this impressive 35k square metre eco-village offers a modular style kitchen living space, which is ergonomically designed to include a climate friendly Rotpunkt kitchen with built-in eco appliances and fully integrated smart lighting. Our best-selling Zerox furniture made of Greenline BioBoard Gen2 was selected for each kitchen and our popular colours of White, Cashmere and Clay Dark were chosen to present a sophisticated look and feel, while complementing the neutral décor and quality raw materials throughout.”
The UN17 village is designed with environmental, social, and economic sustainability at its core, supporting all types of residents, including family, independent living and cohabiting. The development is scheduled to be completed in 2024 and will comprise five buildings for up to 1,100 residents. Creating a direct link between local urban nature and wildlife, the UN17 village includes a series of biodiverse courtyards, green roofs, rainwater harvesting, vertical greening, biomass heating, and freely accessible growing areas for residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
Lena Steffen, marketing at Rotpunkt adds, “It was incredible to join the Rotpunkt team on a site visit to the UN17 village last month, as it was fascinating to see the considerable progress and of course our products in situ, with some areas still under construction and others, finished and ready to move in! We are thrilled to bring our carbon-positive business philosophy, furniture and commercial expertise to this new development in Ørestad, helping to become a fundamental part in taking a more sustainable approach in the built environment and more specifically, eco kitchens that do not compromise on quality or design.”
Prices for climate-friendly furniture by Rotpunkt, like the featured Zerox kitchen, start from £17,500+vat.