We’ve built you a better ArchDaily. Learn more and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback »

Dorte Mandrup Designs Wadden Sea Center for Denmark's Largest National Park

The city of Esbjerg has selected Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter through a competition to extend and refurbish the Wadden Sea Center in Vester Vedsted. A UNESCO World Heritage area, the Wadden Sea is Denmark’s largest National park. The new center aims to “create awareness and understanding for the marshland and the Wadden Sea,” as jury member and leader of the center Klaus Melbye explains. “The architecture is sustainable, visionary and bold and brings forth the Centre as an didactic information centre of the future.”

More about Dorte Mandrup’s winning design, after the break.

COBE Unveils Design for Danish Red Cross Volunteer House

COBE has released their competition winning design for a new Volunteer House at the entrance of the Danish Red Cross in central Copenhagen. An extension to the existing headquarters, the new space will serve as a common entrance to the entire facility and offer a public “hang out” atop its pitched, terraced roof. 

© COBE © COBE Site Plan. Image © COBE Elevation. Image © COBE

Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency

The Danish Building & Property Agency has selected Arkitema Architects to design a new office building to house four government agencies: Banedanmark, The Danish Transport Authority, The Danish Road Directorate and the Danish Energy Agency. The 43,000 square metre office building is named "Nexus," a word which "comes from Latin and means linkage, centre and connection," according to Glenn Elmbæk, partner at Arkitema Architects. "And that is exactly what we want to create for The Danish Building & Property Agency - a connection between people in their work lives, between knowledge and between the four government agencies."

More on the design after the break

Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects

  • Architects: NORM Architects
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects in Charge: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Kasper Rønn, Linda Korndal
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Patricia Parinejad

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Patricia Parinejad

Henning Larsen Wins Competition for Future Vinge Train Station in Denmark

Henning Larsen Architects, in collaboration with an international team consisting of Tredje Natur, MOE and Railway Procurement Agency, has won Frederikssund municipality’s architecture competition to design a regional train station and new quarter in the future town of Vinge. While primarily serving to connect Vinge to the regional public transit system, the undulating, circular urban hub is designed to prevent the railway from dividing the town in two halves. 

“The proposal best connects the train station, nature and town structure as one united whole,” lauded the selection committee regarding Henning Larsen’s winning scheme. 

© Henning Larsen Architects © Henning Larsen Architects © Henning Larsen Architects © Henning Larsen Architects

Danish Meat Research Institute / C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Location: 2630 Taastrup, Denmark
  • Client: Danish Technological Institute
  • Area: 6600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen

Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
  • Architects: Sigurd Larsen
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cost: <1.500€/sqm
  • Area: 80.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen

Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen

Fredensborg House / NORM Architects

  • Architects: NORM Architects
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area: 240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Plans Revealed for Denmark’s Delta District in Vinge

Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund
Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund

Located close to Copenhagen, Vinge is Denmark’s newest sustainable city. The first neighborhood for the city, designed by Danish landscape architects SLA for the Municipality of Frederikssund is aptly named the Delta District. The plan takes advantage of man-made landscape features to create a unique residential community closely tied to nature. Read on after the break to learn more about the proposed plan.

Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund

Forest House / NORM Architects

  • Architects: NORM Architects
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area: 215.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

The Quota House / Pluskontoret Arkitekter

New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront

BIG has unveiled plans for Bassin 7 (BSN7), a new civic-minded, mixed-use neighborhood in Denmark’s second largest city. The phased development will “breathe life into the harbor front,” placing importance on the public realm by organizing the site’s seven residential buildings with a series of recreational and cultural activities, including a beach zone, swimming pools, theater and cafe, along a public promenade. 

Traffic House / MLRP

  • Architects: MLRP
  • Location: Fælledparken, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Stamers Kontor

© Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor

Adaptable House / Henning Larsen Architects + GXN

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray

COBE's Adaptive Reuse of Nordhavnen Silo Marks Beginning of Redevelopment

© COBE
© COBE

Danish firm COBE is transforming the largest industrial building in Nordhavnen - a silo - into an apartment building with both private and public functions. For COBE, who also created the urban development plans for Nordhavnen, this project marks the beginning of the post-industrial area's future. Nordhavnen is a harbor area located only 4km from Copenhagen's city centre.

 "The exciting thing about old industrial property is how to preserve their soul and at the same time use them for something else," said Klaus Kastbjerg, the owner of the silo, commenting on the adaptive reuse project. To preserve the soul of the silo, the architects will maintain a raw industrial feeling on the interior. Each of the 40 retrofitted apartments will contain visible historic remnants such as existing concrete columns and walls.

Keep reading after the break for more information and images...