Denisa Petrus

Denisa Petrus, following a Constructing Architect Bachelors Degree at VIA University, in Denmark, recently graduated after completing her final project at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Her international educational background and practice as project architect in Dublin helped her gain a expanded perspective over the streamlining process from design to construction. She aims to further develop her commitment to the sustainability paradigm by starting a Master in Sustainable Architecture degree in the near future. Currently settled in Copenhagen, Denmark, a genuinely environmentally-conscious city, Denisa is constantly inspired by its` vitality and pragmatic approach. Her blogs sketch and summarize the Scandinavian urban experience, a symbiosis between contexts and behavior, esthetics and technology.

Denisa Petrus: Farewell to Global Site Plans and The Grid

by Denisa Petrus

Six months ago, I was interviewed online in order to join the Environmental Design blogging team of The Grid. A brand new experience was waiting for me and I jumped at the opportunity. It combined a rich blend of sus... Read article

Sluseholmen, Denmark: Socially-Sustainable Architectural Developments

by Denisa Petrus

The canal bus in the Danish capital allows visitors to embark on waterfront architectural variations. Imposing cultural temples, such as The Opera and Royal Theater, next to renovated industrial parks, canal baths and ... Read article

Opera House, Copenhagen: Architectural Backstage Stories

by Denisa Petrus

Crafted to accommodate world-class artistic performances facilitated to the highest acoustic standards “Democracy is a necessary kind of compromise.” …”To create ‘democratic air’ is kind of a contradiction, because a... Read article

Middelgrunden Wind Power Plant, Copenhagen: Major Player in the 40% Share of Annual Energy Consumption

by Denisa Petrus

Given the disappointing situation of nuclear energy stations and their hazardous accidents, nations like Denmark have strictly excluded nuclear use as part of their strategy for producing electricity. This has increase... Read article

Deep Energy vs Conventional Energy Retrofits in Copenhagen, Denmark

by Denisa Petrus

Climate change responsibility needs to be shared worldwide, as carbon dioxide reduction is required in order to recalibrate the environmental imbalance. Since the building sector is one of the main energy consume... Read article

United Nations Building: Copenhagen, Denmark

by Denisa Petrus

"The water in itself adds quality to this city", Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN The United Nations committee reaches worldwide, currently covering 193 member states. Its foundations were set following the end of the Seco... Read article

Urban Regeneration: Carlsberg's District, Copenhagen

by Denisa Petrus

View over Carlsberg. Entasis Architects' original urban renewal proposal The whimsical financial crisis did not prevent cities like Copenhagen from enhancing their strategies for urban development and preserving thei... Read article

From Industrial Silos to Residences: The Gemini Building and Wennberg Silo

by Denisa Petrus

Islands Brygge industrialised waterfront in the 90's. Located nearby nowadays Copenhagen Harbour Bath Automation, market variations, and strict ecological legislation push dysfunctional factories on the verge of extin... Read article

Developing Cities Under Social Conditions: Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark

by Denisa Petrus

The Øresund Strait links the two nations through an underwater tunnel, an artificial island and a bridge structure, totaling 8km of rail and road. There lies the Øresund region, the northern European territory aro... Read article

Copenhagen, Denmark: Where Cycling Culture Is at Home

by Denisa Petrus

On a daily basis, Copenhagen is crossed on bike summing up to 1.2 million kilometres. This equals around thirty round-the-world trips for a population of less than 1.5 million inhabitants. Copenhageners pedal a lot. Gi... Read article

Material World Exhibition DAC: Environmental Friendly Building Materials

by Denisa Petrus

All-eyes-on the intrinsic features of the latest building materials. Selected to inform and inspire. Our cities' infrastructure, buildings and interiors ooze the aesthetics and functionality of the materials in use. Y... Read article

Sustainable Building and Ecodesign Summer Course at IHK Copenhagen, Denmark

by Denisa Petrus

Summer courses gather students and graduates around the globe, creating hubs of creativity and cultural clustering. Universities organize workshops and courses on various themes, in many cases interconnected wit... Read article

Ørestad, Denmark: Cutting Edge Urban Fiber

by Denisa Petrus

An ambitious project sets new grounds for innovation in Copenhagen Financial and social needs have brought decisive urban expansion in the Danish capital; pushing the urban borders towards the South, bridged by the... Read article