Architects Without Borders Denmark is a humanitarian organization that uses architecture and planning as tools for enabling development.
Our aim is to support vulnerable and impoverished populations in the world’s poorest countries. We create architectural development projects, promote information on the fight against poverty, and improve land rights in slums and informal settlements. We are dedicated to providing access to decent housing and living conditions.
Our organization consists of more than 300 members from different backgrounds. However, most being architects, gradually more professional groups are finding their way to, and are welcome within, the organization.
We believe that decent living conditions are a fundamental human right that can be promoted by holistic thinking and integrating technical, social, and aesthetic aspects in construction and planning.
We offer planning and architectural expertise to civil society and organizations without access to such competencies. Furthermore, we take co-responsibility to develop socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable construction and planning projects.
In addition, we provide opportunities for experience and knowledge-building among Danish architects. Solid competencies can be built up to benefit our collaborators and those working globally within the Danish architectural profession.
Architects Without Borders Denmark was founded in 2008 as the Danish branch of Architecture Sans Frontières International (ASF International).
Thus we are part of a global network with “The Hasselt Charter“ as our common value base and guiding principles.
Architects Without Borders Denmark is a registered organisation.