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The Cliff / Mangor & Nagel

© Tom Jersøe
© Tom Jersøe
  • Architects: Mangor & Nagel
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect In Charge: Mangor & Nagel A/S
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tom Jersøe

© Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe

UN City / 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Location: Marmorvej 51, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area: 20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Adam Mõrk

© Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk

Zaha Hadid - World Architecture Exhibition

Opening Friday, June 28, the Zaha Hadid - World Architecture exhibition will be the first solo show in Copenhagen, which runs until September 29. Iraqi-British architect and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Zaha Hadid is one of the most sought after, admired and discussed architects in the world, and has developed this extraordinary experience in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Centre. The pre-opening talk begins on opening day at 5:00pm with Patrik Schumacher (director and senior designer at Zaha Hadid Architects), and Kent Martinussen (CEO - Danish Architecture Centre). For more information, please visit here.

Toender City Hall Extension Competition Entry / HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek

Located in Toender, a city in southern Denmark, close to the Danish and German border, the new City hall extension by HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek is designed to optimize interior flexible space while taking full advantage of the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. Integrating a high degree of spatial flexibility, this enables the building to programmatically change over time, and incorporates a number of informal work and meeting spaces. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Danish Architect Henning Larsen, "Master of Light," Dead at 87

Winner / Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre / Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Winner / Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre / Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

AlmenBolig+ Affordable Housing Winning Proposal / JAJA + ONV

ONV Arkitekter and JAJA Architects recently won the 4th delivery of the affordable housing concept AlmenBolig+ in collaboration with Bascon and ScandiByg. Consisting of  3-400 housing units on sites in and around Copenhagen, their winning proposal offers a huge variation of housing sizes and building typologies. Also, by using the prefab module, this ensures a free and flexible design of each area. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Future Town Hall of Tønder Competition Entry / WE Architecture

Designed by WE Architecture, their proposal for the future town hall of Tønder draws a discreet profile in the landscape,that will stand out as a landmark in the city. The building aims to strengthen the character of Tønder, emphasize the story of the marshes, and will be the starting point for tourists traveling and exploring the Danish wetland nature. The new town hall is not just an expansion, but a link between marsh on one side and the existing City Hall and Slotsbanken on the other side. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Frederiksberg Courthouse / 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Architect In Charge: 3XN
  • Engineer: Lemming, Eriksson
  • Landscape : Schønherr
  • Contractor And Facade: Pihl & Son
  • Area: 5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Adam Mõrk

© Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk

Ama'r Children's Culture House / Dorte Mandrup

© Jens Lindhe
© Jens Lindhe

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup © Jens Lindhe

'Canal Houses’: Aarhus Harbour Housing Project Winning Proposal / ADEPT + Luplau Poulsen

ADEPT and Luplau Poulsen recently won the 1st prize for the new 15,500 m2 housing project at Aarhus Harbour, which was unveiled by Aarhus Municipality last week. The new prestigious building project, which has been named ‘Canal Houses,’ will be situated right next to ADEPT and Luplau & Poulsen's other project, the ‘Harbour Houses’, which just started construction. The two projects will together form a full perimeter block. The project’s subdivisions into smaller buildings are underlined by using various brick bonds and tile colors. Hereby the facade concept from the Harbour Houses continues in a new interpretation, which contributes to unite the two houses. More images and architects' description after the break.

Køge University Hospital Winning Proposal / Rådgivergruppen USK

Rådgivergruppen USK, headed by C.F. Møller, Alectia and Rambøll, has been named as the winner of the competition to build the new Køge University Hospital, an expansion of the existing Køge Hospital, which will be increased threefold to a total area of 177,000 m². A visionary project in terms of both architecture and functionality, the hospital's various functions can be structured on a highly flexible basis, with good opportunities to support Region Zealand's vision of holistic patient care. More images and architects' description after the break.

New Hospital Hvidovre Extension Winning Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Aarhus Arkitekterne

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with Aarhus Arkitekterne, has just been announced as the winner of the competition to design the new extension of the New Hospital Hvidovre in Denmark. The new 30,000-square-meter extension consists of an emergency ward, a pediatrics ward and obstetrics and cardiology departments. Expected to be completed in 2019, clarity, flexibility, respect, green garden spaces and spatial variation are the key features to this winning design. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Næstved Arena Winning Proposal / CEBRA

Danish architects CEBRA have won the competition to design Næstved Arena, a new multipurpose venue for sports, music and culture events in eastern Denmark. Located in a green urban pocket, the arena is surrounded by a football stadium and sports hall on one side and a residential area on the other. The 10.000 m2 arena opens new possibilities for attracting national and international events to the region. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014 and has a capacity of 2,500-4,000 spectators, depending on the type of event. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The BIG LEGO® House Reveal

The design for BIG’s highly anticipated LEGO® “experience center” - a.k.a. The LEGO® House - has been released! Located in the heart of The Lego Group’s birthplace and home town of Billund, Denmark, the 7,600 square-meter building resembles “gigantic LEGO® bricks” that are “combined and stacked in a creative way to create an imaginative experience both outside and inside.”

True to form, the 30 meter-tall structure will feature several exterior and multi-level access points that will remain open year-long to its estimated 250,000 annual visitors. Aside from its roof-top gardens and 1,900 square-meter public square, attractions will include a series of exhibition areas showcasing the “past, present and future of the LEGO® idea”, a cafe and an unique LEGO® store.

Take a video tour through the building after the break...

Halfdansgade 8 / Danielsen Architecture

© Torben Åndahl
© Torben Åndahl
  • Architects: Danielsen Architecture
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area: 1944.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Torben Åndahl, Jersø, Christensen Photography

© Jersø Courtesy of Torben Åndahl © Jersø © Jersø

Terminal Conection / Danielsen Architecture

Courtesy of Danielsen Architecture Courtesy of Danielsen Architecture © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk