Alshair Fiyaz | Turning Bellakvarter, Denmark Into The Model Sustainable Community

by BJ Panda Bear

Copenhagen, Denmark is emerging as an exemplary world leader in a sustainable city planning, thanks to the contributions of progressive, forward thinking investors and city planners.

The philanthropist and investor Alshair Fiyaz is making his mark on this shift, having been  known for his flagship projects in Copenhagen such as Magasin Du Nord, the Scandinavian retailer Illum, the Bella Sky Hotel, and the Marriot Copenhagen. Lately Alshair is spearheading the build out of a green-energy district in Copenhagen called Bellakvarter, designed to enable the city meet the oncoming challenges of population growth and urban sprawl efficiently and humanely with a large focus on drastically reduces pollution and waste. 

Wind turbines are expected to generate 1.2 Million Kilo Watts of power per year

Wind turbines are expected to generate 1.2 Million Kilo Watts of power per year

Earlier this summer, plans were announced for central wind power to serve as the entire neighborhood’s primary energy source. The wind turbines are expected to generate 1.2 Million Kilo Watts of power per year– lessening the city’s reliance on power plants.

One of the project’s major perk is being constructed around the Bella Center, the second-largest conference center in Scandinavia. This will provide Bellakvarter the capability to  accommodate a multitude of residential, business, and shared work/live spaces, building on Its vibrant, bustling community- all powered by green energy. Perhaps this is a good precursor to the future developments to demonstrate that population growth can be tackled by efficient new solutions which don’t compromise prosperity, quality of life, or architectural design.