The Nature Agen­cy’s offi­cial resi­dence in Thy

TIMBER BUILDING IN THE FOREST

When:

2020

Where:

Klitmøller

M2:

153

Builder:

Naturstyrelsen

Near the scenic Klitmøller in Thy, you will find the Nature Agency's official residence. The local forest warden lives here with his family in a nice and simple wooden house, which BJERG designed in 2019.
The house blends naturally into the surroundings without disturbing either people or nature. Even after work, the forest warden can enjoy the beautiful nature, as the surroundings enter right into the house's living room and kitchen via the large windows.

The house in Thy was built according to passive house principles, and has a CO2 footprint of 5.1 kg CO2/m2/year, which is significantly better than the "voluntary sustainability requirement" of 8 kg/m2/year, which has been decided from 2023.

The Nature Agency's official residence in Thy 1 | Bjerg Arkitektur

WOOD BUILD­ING WITH A LOW CO2 FOOTPRINT

The house's low CO2 footprint is due to both design and choice of materials. A significant climate reduction already occurs at the start of the design process, when the orientation of the house is decided. Via the orientation of the windows and primary rooms to the south, the sun's heat is utilized to the full, which reduces the house's total energy needs.

The house mainly consists of wood, and instead of glass wool, wood fiber is used for insulation, as it can absorb and transport moisture to a greater extent. The house has a tight and well-insulated climate screen, as it reduces energy requirements and thus minimizes CO2 emissions.

The dense climate screen also creates a healthy indoor climate without thermal bridges.
The Danish Nature Agency is enthusiastic about the home: "In Thy, we have not only got a beautiful home. But also a home that really improves on a CO2 account, has a healthy indoor climate and low costs for operation and maintenance. We have chosen to build in wood to emphasize the Norwegian Nature Agency's roots, and find that BJERG Arkitektur with a simple design has managed to make the house blend elegantly into the surroundings," Kim Røjgaard, head of finance, Nature Agency (Naturstyrelsen).

The Nature Agency's official residence in Thy 3 | Bjerg Arkitektur
The Nature Agency's official residence in Thy 5 | Bjerg Arkitektur