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Sports & Arts Expansion at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium / BIG

  • Architects: BIG
  • Location: Duntzfelts Alle 21, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
  • Multi Use Hall & Gymnasium Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær
  • Multi Use Hall & Gymnasium Project Leaders: Ole Schrøder, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Frederik Lyng
  • Multi Use Hall & Gymnasium Team: Ana Merino, Anders Hjortnæs, Christian Alvarez, Dennis Rasmussen, Gül Ertekin, Henrick Poulsen, Hjalti Gestsson, Jan Magasanik, Jakob Lange, Jacob Thomsen, Jeppe Ecklon, Ji-young Yoon, Michael Schønemann, Narisara Schröder, Riccardo Mariano, Rune Hansen, Snorre Nash, Thomas Juul-Jensen, Vincent He, Xu Li
  • Area: 2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan, Jens Lindhe, Rasmus Hjortshoj, Peter Moldow

© Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Rasmus Hjortshoj

Gottlieb Paludan Architects Design a Forest-Inspired Biomass Unit for Copenhagen

Gottlieb Paludan Architects have been selected as the winners of an anonymous two-stage competition to design a new biomass unit at the Amagerværket power plant in Denmark. The combined heat and power unit (CHP), dubbed BIO4, will power the facility with biofuel, upholding local efforts to make Copenhagen the world’s first CO2-neutral capital by 2025.

Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Kullegaard Takes First Place in Holbæk HavneBy Design Competition

A team of architects from the Danish design firm Kullegaard have been awarded first place in a competition for the seaport municipality of Holbæk in Denmark. Seeking to form a connection with the surrounding architecture, their proposal for a mixed-use complex, entitled "Holbæk HavneBy," derives its form from the distinction of public and private spaces.

Read more on the $22 million proposal after the break.

© Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard Northwest birdseye view. Image © Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard Rooftop gardens. Image © Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard Waterfront. Image © Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard

Watch Now: Jacques Herzog Lecture Livestream

Jacques Herzog’s first lecture in Denmark will be livestreamed on April 28, from 11:30 – 1:30 EST, during which the Swiss architect will discuss the New North Zealand Hospital project. Herzog & de Meuron, along with Danish firm Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, was selected to design the 124,000-square-meter facility during an international design competition last year. To be built near Hillerød, the hospital will be Herzog & de Meuron’s first project in Scandinavia. Learn more about the project and view the livestream of the lecture after the break.

Butterfly Bridge / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Location: Prinsessegade 95, 1422 København K, Denmark
  • Competition Team: Ulrike Gabriel, Tom Groser
  • Project Team Leader Planning : Ulrike Gabriel
  • Project Team: Guillaume Buton
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Christian Lindgren, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber

© Barbara Feichtinger-Felber © Christian Lindgren © Christian Lindgren © Barbara Feichtinger-Felber

C.F. Møller Designs Denmark's Largest Sewage Pumping Station

C.F. Møller has unveiled designs for Denmark's largest sewage pumping station. Planned to be built on Copenhagen's Kløvermarken, the new building will serve as an independent counterpart to the site's historic 1901 pumping station, originally designed by city architect Ludvig Fenger.

According to the architects, the brick station aims to "set new standards for large-scale sustainable utilities in Danish cities," while "closely integrating itself into the dense urban context." It will be built as a circular structure - the optimal shape of an underground pumping well - and feature two rainwater harvesting green roofs, a distinctive set of 24 meter-tall pressure towers, and two recreational "gardens" for employees. 

Essex Park Musicon / CREO ARKITEKTER A/S


Henning Larsen Receives Planning for Danish Mosque

Images have been released of a new mosque planned for Copenhagen. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the mosque will replace an existing one on the corner of Dortheavej and Tomsgårdsvej in the Nordvest district of the city. ”One of Copenhagen's slightly forgotten districts will receive a new architectonic pearl,” says Morten Kabell, the city's deputy mayor for technical and environmental issues. The Copenhagen Municipality has approved the project’s planning application and completion is expected for February 2016.

The VIPP Shelter / VIPP

  • Architects: VIPP
  • Location: Denmark
  • Chief Designer: Morten Bo Jensen
  • Area: 55.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of VIPP

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NORD Architects' Brønshøj Parish Centre Fosters Community Gathering

The Brønshøj Parish Centre by NORD Architects provides a space for community congregation informed by the surrounding religious architecture. With warm materials, a multi-functional program, and a form that physically opens up to the city, the Parish Centre presents an inviting social and reverent space for Copenhagen

Esbjerg Beach Promenade & Sailing Club / Spektrum Arkitekter, Sofie Willems, Nathan Romero, Joan Raun, Stine Christiansen, Kira Snowman

  • Architects: Spektrum Arkitekter
  • Location: 6710 Hjerting, Denmark
  • Design Team: Sofie Willems, Nathan Romero, Joan Raun Nielsen, Kira Snowman and Stine Christiansen
  • Co Architect: Nathan Romero Muelas
  • Area: 150000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Asger Simonsen

© Asger Simonsen © Asger Simonsen © Asger Simonsen © Asger Simonsen

Here's How BIG's Power Plant Ski Slope Will Blow Smoke Rings

When BIG's proposal for Amager Bakke, a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, was unveiled in 2011, there was a lot for skeptics to pick apart. Is it really possible to run a publicly accessible ski slope on the roof of an industrial building? Would they really be able to make it blow giant smoke (or rather, steam) rings? The whole idea seemed rather too good to be true. The project's ground breaking in 2013 may have silenced some critics, but the video above should convince the rest of the design's feasibility.

Win a BIG Trip to Copenhagen

Daydreaming about a trip to Copenhagen? Now is your chance to go. As part of BIG’s HOT TO COLD exhibition on view at the National Building Museum, Visit Denmark is hosting a sweepstakes for two to see the architectural and cultural sights of Denmark’s capital. All you need to do is watch the video above, find out which seaside museum Bjarke Ingels believes to be one of the world’s greatest (hint: take a look after the break), and enter your answer here (click "Win a trip to Copenhagen!"). Only US residents are eligible. 

BIG Designs Danish Recycling Center as Neighborhood Asset

Waste management and recycling centers are typically designed as utilitarian facilities shunned to an industrial part of the city. Yet Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is challenging this notion by designing a Copenhagen recycling station that serves as an “attractive and lively urban space" in the neighborhood it's part of. 

Commissioned by Amagerforbrænding, BIG has designed the Sydhavns Recycling Center as a public space complete with fitness facilities, running tracks and picnic areas. At its core, the recycling center is submerged beneath a lush landscape, offering curious citizens a peak into the “recycling square” while enjoying their daily exercise. 

Valencia / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod

Automotive Showroom in Herning / KRADS

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DTU Skylab / Juul Frost Arkitekter


SDU Campus Kolding / Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Universitetsparken 1, 6000 Kolding, Denmark
  • Area: 13700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Martin Schubert, Jõrgen Weber, Jens Lindhe

© Jõrgen Weber © Martin Schubert © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe