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Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE

03:00 - 9 February, 2016
Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

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How a Transportable Student Village Could Alleviate Copenhagen's Housing Shortage

04:00 - 8 February, 2016
How a Transportable Student Village Could Alleviate Copenhagen's Housing Shortage, Visualization: CPH Student Village. Image © Grey Visuals
Visualization: CPH Student Village. Image © Grey Visuals

Thanks largely to its status as a hotbed of contemporary design innovation, the city of Copenhagen has become one of the most desirable places in the world to live. Yet, as has been seen in places like Manhattan, increased desirability can come at a cost to local residents. Due to rapid growth and a successful university system, Copenhagen has fallen upon a shortage of both student housing and land available for traditional development. The only open, affordable land in the city is located within ports – but it is currently zoned to be protected from any permanent construction projects.

Enter Danish company CPH Containers and architect Søren Nielsen, a partner at Danish firm Vandkunsten Architects. By creating a structure of shipping containers, the team has created a student village that acts a temporary complex, able to vacate the land upon short notice with its close proximity to existing transportation infrastructure.

Prototype: CPH Shelter, Copenhagen. Image Courtesy of CPH Containers Prototype: CPH Shelter, Copenhagen. Image Courtesy of CPH Containers Prototype: CPH Shelter, Copenhagen. Image Courtesy of CPH Containers Prototype: CPH Shelter, Copenhagen. Image Courtesy of CPH Containers +7

Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss to Curate Danish Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 3 February, 2016
Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss to Curate Danish Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale, Curators of the Danish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Stamers Kontor
Curators of the Danish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Stamers Kontor

Boris Brorman Jensen and philosopher Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss have been appointed to curate the Danish contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale. Their exhibition will centre on the theme of 'humanism', a "central leitmotif in Danish architecture," which "promotes a sense of community and expresses civic pride." Although it is top of the agenda, they state that "there is not much agreement on how, when and by what means this 'humanistic architecture' should be realised."

Students Propose to Revitalize Sydney Opera House in 2015 MADE Program

08:00 - 31 January, 2016
Students Propose to Revitalize Sydney Opera House in 2015 MADE Program, © Prudence Upton
© Prudence Upton

The 2015 session of MADE—the Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange—has recently been completed and presented to the public. Established in 2013 by the Sydney Opera House, the MADE Program is an extracurricular experience for Australian and Danish students of architecture, engineering, and design.

Teams of five students are exchanged between Australia and Denmark and work in multidisciplinary teams of two architects, two engineers, and one designer for six weeks on a collaborative project aligned with Jørn Utzon’s Design Principles.

How Schønherr is Transforming Aarhus with Experimental Urban Interventions

09:00 - 30 January, 2016
How Schønherr is Transforming Aarhus with Experimental Urban Interventions, The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival
The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival

Since 2010, the Danish architects from Schønherr have been developing a series of large-scale urban interventions for the Aarhus Festival, the largest cultural festival in Denmark. These temporary projects have transformed the streets and parks into extraordinary public spaces, changing the natural topography of the city to attract citizens and bring them together.

We present their last four projects: "The Forest" (2010), "The City Park" (2012), "The Plaza" (2014) and "Bishops Square" (to be completed this 2016).

The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival The Plaza / Schønherr. Image © Martin Schubert The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival The Plaza / Schønherr. Image © Martin Schubert +49

Slotfelt Barn / Praksis Arkitekter

09:00 - 27 January, 2016
Slotfelt Barn / Praksis Arkitekter, © Christina Capetino
© Christina Capetino

© Christina Capetino © Christina Capetino © Christina Capetino © Christina Capetino +17

schmidt hammer lassen Architects Wins Competition to Design a Residential Block in Aarhus

06:00 - 19 January, 2016
schmidt hammer lassen Architects Wins Competition to Design a Residential Block in Aarhus, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects

“Valdemars Have” by schmidt hammer lassen Architects is an urban residential block located within walking distance of Aarhus, Denmark's main cultural attractions. By using and adding to the greenery of Aarhus, Valdemars Have seeks to be an oasis within the city and serve as a public, urban garden. Overall, there will be 106 apartments ranging from two-bedroom flats to penthouses with private roof terraces.

Ceramics Museum Denmark / Kjaer & Richter

11:00 - 13 January, 2016
Ceramics Museum Denmark / Kjaer & Richter, © Hennie Raaymakers
© Hennie Raaymakers

© Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers +19

How Danish Architects Connect with Users to Provide Them With the Best Architecture Possible

08:00 - 11 January, 2016
How Danish Architects Connect with Users to Provide Them With the Best Architecture Possible, Dokk1 / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. Image © Adam Mørk
Dokk1 / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. Image © Adam Mørk

The Architecture Project recently invited us to visit the city of Aarhus, Denmark as part of a press tour related to health and architecture (Better Health Press Tour 2015), with the aim of seeing the latest "healing" projects that are arising in the city.

Overshadowed for years by Copenhagen, Aarhus is a port city that seeks to reinvent itself and shine once again -- and it is succeeding. The pleasant surprise is that it is the architects who have driven this change. Architecture has invaded all of the city's spaces, from the forgotten industrial port to the downtown areas full of historical buildings.

This visit has taught us some important lessons: "healing architecture" isn't only about hospital projects, but rather about encouraging people, about creating friendly spaces to live and coexist, and about getting as connected as possible with users to give them what they really need. 

Check out some of the strategies used to achieve these goals after the break. 

Create with Aarhus, Schulbau Fair in Hamburg. Image Courtesy of The Architecture Project Create with Aarhus, Schulbau Fair in Hamburg. Image Courtesy of The Architecture Project Create with Aarhus, in Aarhus. Opening of the exposition in Dokk1. Image Courtesy of The Architecture Project Create with Aarhus, in Hamburg. Image Courtesy of The Architecture Project +40

House at Mols Hills / Lenschow & Pihlmann

03:00 - 11 January, 2016
House at Mols Hills / Lenschow & Pihlmann, © Hampus Berndtson
© Hampus Berndtson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Handrup Strand, Ebeltoft, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Lenschow, Søren Pihlmann
  • Area

    175.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson +23

Microsoft Domicile / Henning Larsen Architects

03:00 - 29 December, 2015
Microsoft Domicile / Henning Larsen Architects, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

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Mariehøj Cultural Centre / Sophus Søbye Arkitekter + WE Architecture

13:00 - 10 December, 2015
© Rasmus Hjortshøj COAST Studio
© Rasmus Hjortshøj COAST Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Holte, Denmark
  • Design Team

    Sophus Søbye, Elena Ardighieri, Maria del Mar Freire Morales , Jan Nielsen, Ejvind Christiansen, Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Thomas Helsted, Kurt Ohlenschlaeger, Hermanus Neikamp, Lawrence Mahadoo, Lena Reeh Rasmussen, Jenny Sellden, Zsofia Horvath, Nora Fossum, Søren Thiesen, Luis Gill, Martin McSherry, Indre Motiejunaite, Nuria Carbonell Etyo, Casper Berntsen, Mantas Vilkelis
  • Collaborators

    MASU Planning, Øllgaard Consulting Engineer, Spangenberg & Madsen Consulting Engineer and Hausenberg.
  • Photographs

    Rasmus Hjortshøj COAST Studio, Courtesy of Lars Eldrup

© Rasmus Hjortshøj COAST Studio Courtesy of Lars Eldrup © Rasmus Hjortshøj COAST Studio © Rasmus Hjortshøj COAST Studio +47

Patient Hotel / 3XN

09:00 - 25 November, 2015
Patient Hotel / 3XN, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk
  • Architects

  • Location

    Juliane Maries Vej 18, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +21

The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects

05:00 - 23 November, 2015
The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects, © Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard

© Søren Aagaard © Søren Aagaard © Søren Aagaard © Søren Aagaard +19

Steven Holl's "Copenhagen Gateway" Will Finally Go Ahead

16:00 - 20 November, 2015
Steven Holl's "Copenhagen Gateway" Will Finally Go Ahead, © Steven Holl Architects
© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects (SHA) is preparing to break ground on a project that is nearly eight years in the making. The ambitious "Copenhagen Gate" development will break ground next year, as Fast Company reports, after being initially held back in 2008. It will feature two asymmetrical towers  - Gate L and Gate M - connected by a (terrifying) pedestrian skybridge suspended 213 feet above the harbor.   

Shelters by the Sea - Blue Landmarks / LUMO Architects

03:00 - 19 November, 2015
Shelters by the Sea - Blue Landmarks / LUMO Architects, Courtesy of LUMO Architects
Courtesy of LUMO Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    South Funen Archipelago, Denmark
  • Architects in Charge

    Lars Sønderskov, Mads Lindstrøm
  • Collaborators and credit

    Sloth Møller Engineering
  • Area

    25.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Courtesy of LUMO Architects Courtesy of LUMO Architects Courtesy of LUMO Architects Courtesy of LUMO Architects +21

BIG, SANAA and Lacaton & Vassal Preselected in Competition to Design the New Aarhus School of Architecture

16:00 - 18 November, 2015
BIG, SANAA and Lacaton & Vassal Preselected in Competition to Design the New Aarhus School of Architecture, The current Aarhus School of Architecture. Image Courtesy of Aarhus School of Architecture
The current Aarhus School of Architecture. Image Courtesy of Aarhus School of Architecture

After receiving applications from 42 teams to pre-qualify for participation in a competition to design the new Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, three teams have been selected: Lacaton & Vassal, along with Powerhouse and Kristine Jensens Tegnestue; SANAA, along with B+G Ingenieure and Sasaki and Partners; and BIG along with Transform, Rambøll and SLA.

Bestseller Aarhus / CF Moller

03:00 - 18 November, 2015
Bestseller Aarhus / CF Moller, © Adam Mork
© Adam Mork

© Adam Mork © Adam Mork © Adam Mork © Adam Mork +76