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Friis & Moltke and WE Architects Win Competition for University Campus in Denmark

06:00 - 11 August, 2016
Friis & Moltke and WE Architects Win Competition for University Campus in Denmark, Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects
Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects

A collaboration between Friis & Moltke and WE architects has won the competition to design Roskilde Campus, a new university complex in Roskilde, Denmark. The Campus will be a new 10,000 square meter educational area for 1,500 students in the fields of marketing, IT, and food engineering, made up of renovation and 4,000 square feet of new space. 

Three main concepts, community, respect, and durability, have driven the overall design process.

Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects +16

Henning Larsen's Danish Pavilion Opens at Rio 2016

16:00 - 8 August, 2016
Henning Larsen's Danish Pavilion Opens at Rio 2016, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

The Henning Larsen Architects-designed Danish Pavilion has opened to the public on Ipanema Beach to celebrate Denmark's participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The pavilion is the only national pavilion at the games, and contains displays featuring Danish companies and products. The design takes inspiration from the nation's seafaring and yachting traditions, while programmable LED lights allow the pavilion to resemble a number of different flags from bird's eye view. 

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Material Focus: Salling Tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

09:30 - 31 July, 2016
Material Focus: Salling Tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, © Torben Eskerod
© Torben Eskerod

This article is part of our new "Material Focus" series, which asks architects to elaborate on the thought process behind their material choices and sheds light on the steps required to get buildings actually built.

Installed last year, the Salling Tower provides a striking, sculptural landmark in Aarhus Docklands. From inside, its deceptively simple counterbalanced form provides a range of ways to look out over the harbor and the city - but from the outside the project's designers, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter wanted the tower to take on an abstract appearance, referencing nautical themes with its sail-like shape and porthole-like openings all while obscuring the process of its own construction. To do this, the firm created a structure composed entirely of a single steel piece resting on top of its foundations. In this interview, project architect Noel Wibrand tells us about how the project's material choice contributed to the construction process.

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AD Classics: Grundtvig's Church / Peder Wilhelm Jensen-Klint

06:30 - 28 July, 2016
AD Classics: Grundtvig's Church / Peder Wilhelm Jensen-Klint, Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen
Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen

Six million yellow bricks on a hilltop just outside Copenhagen form one of the world’s foremost, if not perhaps comparatively unknown, Expressionist monuments. Grundtvigs Kirke (“Grundtvig’s Church”), designed by architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint, was built between 1921 and 1940 as a memorial to N.F.S. Grundtvig – a famed Danish pastor, philosopher, historian, hymnist, and politician of the 19th century.[1] Jensen Klint, inspired by Grundtvig’s humanist interpretation of Christianity, merged the scale and stylings of a Gothic cathedral with the aesthetics of a Danish country church to create a landmark worthy of its namesake.[2]

It was decided in 1912 that Grundtvig, who had passed away in 1873, had been so significant to Danish history and culture that he merited a national monument. Two competitions were held in 1912 and 1913, bringing in numerous design submissions for statues, decorative columns, and architectural memorials.[3]

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BIG-Designed Inflatable Pavilion Lights Up Roskilde Festival

15:15 - 13 July, 2016
BIG-Designed Inflatable Pavilion Lights Up Roskilde Festival, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

BIG Architects has designed an inflatable mobile pavilion to be displayed at three Danish events, including its original site at the Roskilde Festival 2016. Known as SKUM (Danish for foam), the structure met the challenge of creating an installation that has the ability to be both permanent and fully transportable by creating a whimsical, bubble-like form that can be blown up in just 7 minutes.

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse / JAJA Architects + Bessards' Studio

09:00 - 10 July, 2016
Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse  / JAJA Architects  + Bessards' Studio , © Hampus Per Berndtson
© Hampus Per Berndtson

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Activity Landscape / JAJA Architects + AI

05:00 - 7 July, 2016
Activity Landscape  / JAJA Architects + AI, © Rune Johansen
© Rune Johansen

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White Arkitekter Blurs the Line Between Built and Natural in Housing Project Design

14:00 - 6 July, 2016
White Arkitekter Blurs the Line Between Built and Natural in Housing Project Design, © White Arkitekter and Beauty and the Bit
© White Arkitekter and Beauty and the Bit

White Arkitekter’s Copenhagen studio has been selected as winners of a competition to design 115 individual homes as part of a social housing project in Denmark’s Allerød Municipality. Located north of the capital city of Copenhagen, the new neighborhood will be bordered by forest and a lake, inviting the nature in to complement and screen individual buildings. The project, titled “By the Woods,” will attempt to subvert typical preconceptions about social housing through the blurring of public and private space.

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C.F. Møller Designs New Headquarters for LEGO

12:00 - 6 July, 2016
C.F. Møller Designs New Headquarters for LEGO, Courtesy of C.F. Møller
Courtesy of C.F. Møller

Danish firm CF Møller have been tapped by the LEGO Group to design a 52,000 square meter (560,000 square foot) global hub for the company’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark. The design, which draws inspiration from the colored modular bricks for which LEGO is known, will provide new flexible work arrangements and community spaces centered around a brightly lit 4-story atrium, as well as a new public park for the campus.

Restaurant Väkst / Genbyg

15:00 - 28 June, 2016
Restaurant Väkst / Genbyg, © Chris Tonnesen
© Chris Tonnesen

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Hans Keiding, Rasmus Fex
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Masterplan by SLA and Ramboll Aims to Alleviate Flooding in Copenhagen

16:00 - 27 June, 2016
 Masterplan by SLA and Ramboll Aims to Alleviate Flooding in Copenhagen, © SLA / Beauty and the Bit
© SLA / Beauty and the Bit

Planning and landscape firm SLA Architects and engineering office Ramboll have won an international competition to redesign Hans Tavsens Park and its surrounding area in the central Copenhagen borough of Nørrebro. The competition tasked architects with envisioning a park and streetscape that would benefit the hydrological, biological and social ecosystems of the neighborhood.  The winning proposal, titled The Soul of Nørrebro, tackles the challenge by creating a system of drainage areas and an adaptable park designed to redirect runoff and contain and purify water during flood conditions.

Fatamorgana: Utzon meets Jorn

16:00 - 26 June, 2016
Fatamorgana: Utzon meets Jorn

Utzon Center, Aalborg, recently opened their newest exhibition - FATAMORGANA - about Jørn Utzon’s mythical unbuilt project for Silkeborg Museum intended to house the art and private collection of the Danish expressionist painter; Asger Jorn. The exhibition unfolds the museum, which never was realised. A museum where art meets architecture and Utzon and Jorn worked on the edge of the possible!

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Reveals Shimmering Opal Design for Copenhagen Harbour

06:00 - 24 June, 2016
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Reveals Shimmering Opal Design for Copenhagen Harbour, Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter won the competition to design an extension for the headquarters of the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA). ‘‘The Opal’’ will form part of the scenic Copenhagen Harbour, accommodating a conference hall and restaurant. Of all shortlisted designs, the IDA stated that The Opal best-reflected "[their] vision of engineering." 

The eye-catching design alludes to the gemstone it is named after, which reflects light to take on multiple colours. This reference is seen both in the structure and form of the new addition to the Copenhagen Harbour.

Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects’ Light Pavilion is on Display at the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

12:00 - 19 June, 2016
Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects’ Light Pavilion is on Display at the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Courtesy of Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects
Courtesy of Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects

Commissioned by the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects’ Light Pavilion design is open and transparent, encouraging participation. With an area of 1,200 square meters, the multi-purpose structure will house a range of planned and spontaneous activities. The architects’ vision was to create a space in which a multitude of events could take place in and around it.

While the actual structure is currently under construction, a model of the building is on display at the Danish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, alongside 15 other models of buildings that are deemed to be a source of national pride. The theme for this year’s Danish pavilion focuses on "architecture that benefits local communities," a quality the Light Pavilion encapsulates.

Peter's House / Studio David Thulstrup

05:00 - 19 June, 2016
Peter's House  / Studio David Thulstrup, © Peter Krasilnikoff
© Peter Krasilnikoff

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NOKKEN Kindergarten / Christensen & Co. architects

03:00 - 15 June, 2016
NOKKEN Kindergarten /  Christensen & Co. architects, © Bo Bolther
© Bo Bolther

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Copenhagen Architecture Festival Summer School: Film and Architecture

15:25 - 13 June, 2016
Copenhagen Architecture Festival Summer School: Film and Architecture, CAFx SUMMER SCHOOL on FILM x ARCHITECTURE - The Urban Yoga by Anja Humljan, Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua
CAFx SUMMER SCHOOL on FILM x ARCHITECTURE - The Urban Yoga by Anja Humljan, Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua

Through interdisciplinary master class studios the CAFx SUMMER SCHOOL explores relationships of architecture and film during eleven days in August 2016. Six upcoming architects and filmmakers under 40 years old will co-teach three thought provoking master class studios in Aarhus. The architects and filmmakers have been selected by an international jury on the basis of their recent submissions to the Future Architecture submissions (see here).

NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK

03:00 - 3 June, 2016
NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK, © Henrik Dons Christensen
© Henrik Dons Christensen

© Henrik Dons Christensen © Henrik Dons Christensen © Henrik Dons Christensen © Henrik Dons Christensen +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect

    Michael W. Laungaard
  • Client

    HF-Centre Efterslægten
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs