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Hjørring Arena / LUMO Architects

  • Architects: LUMO Architects
  • Location: Femhøje, 9800 Hjørring, Denmark
  • Partners in Charge: Lars Sønderskov, Mads Lindstrøm
  • Area: 3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jesper Balleby

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New Aarhus School of Architecture "NEW AARCH" Design Competition

The Danish Building & Property Agency publishes the design contest notice for the restricted design competition for the "NEW AARCH", the new School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. The restricted design competition will take place in 2016. Read the design contest notice here.

NORD Architects Wins Contract for New Furesø City Hall

Following a turnkey competition, NORD Architects was awarded the contract for their design of the new Furesø City Hall in Denmark. The project, consisting of 2,000 square meters of renovation and 3,400 square meters of new space, is set to finish by 2017 and will house 300 employees. Driven by sustainable and democratic design, the new city hall is estimated to reduce annual operating costs by 8 million DKK for the Furesø government. Read more about this upcoming project after the break.

Open Call: Drawing of the Year 2015

Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects, VOLA, and the Danish Arts Foundation have announced their collaborative competition, entitled Drawing of the Year 2015, which calls for imaginative student drawings, and aims to “celebrate the oldest tool of architects.”

Students worldwide are invited to submit drawings “that inspire, communicate, and engage” with the theme of Sustainability Through Architecture. Thus, drawings “should focus on sustainability and architecture’s ambition to take an active part in the change of our society,” and “should address architecture’s ability to contribute to a sustainable environment on all scales—concepts, utopias, buildings, landscapes, and cities.”

VIA University College Aarhus City / Arkitema Architects

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Niels Nygaard

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Exhibition: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Master's Programme in Art and Architecture

Work from the Master's programme in Art and Architecture The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture 2012-2015

Open Call: Troldtekt Launches Wood Wool Awards 2015

International manufacturer of wood wool panels, Troldtekt, has announced the opening of its Wood Wool Award 2015, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the company. Open to entries from September 14 to October 16, 2015, the competition will recognize two projects that best implement visible wood wool acoustic solutions: one that uses wood wool panels not manufactured by Troldtekt, and one project featuring Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool panels.

The jury features Mikkel Frost (CEBRA), David Gianotten (OMA) and ArchDaily’s own, David Basulto. The two selected projects will receive an award of €5,000, and interested architects and designers can submit their projects via ArchDaily.

DDS Søndermarken / Sophus Søbye Architects

  • Architects: Sophus Søbye Architects
  • Location: Bag Søndermarken, 2500 København, Denmark
  • Project Team: Sophus Søbye, David Vega y Rojo, Martin Freeman, Maria del Mar Freire Morales
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jens Larsen , Rasmus Hjortshøj

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aarhus Designs Revolutionary Proton Therapy Center for Denmark

Danish practice aarhus architects has won a competition to design the new Proton Therapy Centre for advanced cancer treatment in Aarhus, Denmark. As “the most advanced radiation center to date and the only one of its kind in Denmark,” as well as one of only a few in the world, the Centre will undoubtedly become a pioneer in cancer treatment.

Designed from the inside out, the building’s façades are meant to convey the function of the interior, “and tell the story of precision, which is they key component of proton therapy as a form of treatment,” according to the architects. Thus, the atrium of the building becomes central to its orientation, providing not only an axis, but also a source of natural lighting.

Exhibition: What Moves Us? Le Corbusier & Asger Jorn in Art and Architecture

What moves us humans, physically and emotionally? This is the theme explored by the protagonist of modern architecture Le Corbusier (1887-1965) as well as by the great Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) in their architecture, art and writings. With the exhibition What moves us? Le Corbusier & Asger Jorn, Museum Jorn brings the two artists and thinkers who both wanted to change the world together again.

Diébédo Francis Kéré: "Architecture is About People"

On the Louisiana Channel's latest installment, Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré discusses his "Canopy" installation, currently on view at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, and shares thoughts on the impact of architecture. Designed with a sense of freedom that encourages users to interact with the installation as they wish, Kere's Canopy serves as a flexible gathering space within the museum that is reminiscent of "AFRICA." 

“They’re free to use the space like they behave, like they feel," says Kere. "Architecture is about people."

Library and Culture Centre / Primus Architects

  • Architects: Primus Architects
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Collaborators: Rytter A/S, JPM engineering, GHB Landscape architects
  • Area: 2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Primus Architects

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The Orangery / Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström

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Around Pavilion / Christiansen Andersen

  • Architects: Christiansen Andersen
  • Location: Gothersgade 11, 1123 København K, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge: Mikkel Kjærgård Christiansen, Jesper Kort Andersen
  • Photographs: Hampus Berndtson

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