THIRD NATURE deals with the fact that the city and nature have fought an odd match for a long time. The challenges of today with mass migration, mobility and climate change can only be solved if we find a third way where the relation between the planet’s resources and our consumption is more balanced. From our point of view cities, buildings and nature are therefore not opposites, but rather the prerequisites for each other when creating projects that contribute to the needed transition.

All projects at THIRD NATURE are developed with an overall architectural, landscape and planning mindset, so that the individual parts of a building enrich each other and together contribute to a strong and sustainable whole. We do so because we know that the greatest value can only be achieved when architecture, climate and resources are considered as integrated parameters in the design process. In short, we do projects that are adapted to what is living, not vice versa.


We call our approach humane responses to man-made problems. We explore the territory between building and landscape and between the natural and the man-made. This optimistic yet challenging approach leads to innovative proposals for new building typologies and landscapes, that are developed with a deep understanding of the nature and the ecosystem, as well as the pragmatics of our cities, buildings and profession.

In a short period of time, THIRD NATURE has developed groundbreaking climate adaptation projects, award winning sustainable urban masterplans and hybrid building typologies that solve more than just one thing.

THIRD NATURE is a Copenhagen based office, consisting of qualified and ambitious architects, landscape architects and constructing architects, who contribute with multiple expertise’s from different professional fields and various scales.

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