Scottish Eco-Town, Fife Community Developers, Architect, East Scotland Building Project News

Scottish Eco-Town in Cardenden

Cardenden, Fife by Banks Development, Scotland design by Arkitema Architects, Denmark

8 Apr 2010

Cardenden Ecotown

Arkitema is negotiating about planning the first Scottish Eco-Town.

Danish Architecture firm draws on its green credentials for eco development in Fife.

We regret that the information on this page was removed on 8 April 2010 by request.

Scottish Eco-Town houses architect : Arkitema, Denmark

Arkitema is a leading Danish architecture practice working to make a difference and create better conditions for architecture. It focuses not just on the building or object but also on the social responsibilities, finances and production processes of the project.

It involves clients, users and contractors in the process as early as possible to accumulate a sound knowledge foundation at the earliest stage of the project. This interdisciplinary process does away with habitual thinking and paves the way for the creation of meaningful and innovative architecture. Arkitema has drawing offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen, as well as a representative office in Beijing.

News Excerpt – Feb 2008:

Scottish Eco-Town

Scotland’s first ‘zero-carbon settlement’ is a 5,000 home eco-town in Cardenden, Fife. Cardenden Eco-town ‘Vision and Delivery Statement’ unveiled by Banks Developments in Edinburgh on 28 Feb, attended by MSPs. Planning submission not due until Autumn.

Scottish Eco-Town in Cardenden, Fife, information from Arkitema Architects, Denmark

Cardenden Eco-Town design : Arkitema architects, a Danish architectural studio based in Aarhus, Jutland.

Location: Cardenden, Fife, eastern Scotland, UK

Architecture in Scotland

Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Fife Architecture

Scottish Architecture News

Sustainable Architecture News Scotland

Scottish Housing

Contemporary Architecture in Scotland – architectural selection below:

The Watch House, Crail, Crail, Fife, Eastern Scotland
Architect: Alan Dunlop
Crail Property in East Scotland
drawing © Alan Dunlop
The Watch House in Crail, Fife
Planning Approval and Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent granted unconditionally for this historic property renovation in Crail. The building is listed and sits within the conservation area in Crail, overlooking the Firth of Forth and The Isle of May.

Carnegie Museum and Arts Centre Dunfermline Building
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Carnegie Museum and Arts Centre Dunfermline Building
photo from architects practice
Dunfermline Museum

Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architect


Cardenden is a Scottish town located on the south bank of the River Ore in the parish of Auchterderran, Fife. It is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Kirkcaldy. Cardenden was named in 1848 by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway for its new railway station. A former mining town, Cardenden had a reported population of 448 in 1891 that had increased to 5,533 as of 2011.

Comments / photos for the Scottish Eco-Town – Cardenden in Fife design by Arkitema Architects page welcome