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Ceramics Museum Denmark / Kjaer & Richter

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

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Handrup Strand, Ebeltoft, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Lenschow, Søren Pihlmann
  • Area

    175.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

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Patient Hotel / 3XN

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

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  • Architects

  • Location

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

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

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

  • 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

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

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schmidt hammer lassen to Expand ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

16:00 - 10 November, 2015
schmidt hammer lassen to Expand ARoS Aarhus Art Museum , Your Rainbow Panorama / Studio Olafur Eliasson. Image Courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson
Your Rainbow Panorama / Studio Olafur Eliasson. Image Courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson

schmidt hammer lassen architects has been commissioned to expand their ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark. The architects are expected to collaborate with American artist James Turrell, who will be designing two installations for the expansion's 1200-square-meter subterranean gallery: "The Sphere" and "The Dome." The €30 million expansion is being referred to as "The Next Level," symbolizing the museum's intent to "bring the museum into the world elite of modern art museums." The museum recently embarked on a similar collaboration that involved artist Olafur Eliasson, who designed "Your Rainbow Panorama."

KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects and Arup International Design Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital

14:00 - 8 November, 2015
KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects and Arup International Design Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital, Courtesy of KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects, and Arup International Ltd.
Courtesy of KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects, and Arup International Ltd.

After an international competition, the design by KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects and Arup International Ltd. has been selected for the new Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital in the Bispebjerg region of Copenhagen, Denmark. Being added to an existing hospital campus project that will include a somatic hospital, a psychiatry hospital, laboratory/logistics building and a parking garage, the new hospital will help meet the region’s demands.

Aarhus Social and Health Care College / Cubo Arkitekter

05:00 - 6 November, 2015
Aarhus Social and Health Care College / Cubo Arkitekter, © Martin Schubert
© Martin Schubert

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Arkitema Designs Municipal Office Building for Aarhus

08:00 - 5 November, 2015
Arkitema Designs Municipal Office Building for Aarhus, Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

In the midst of the transformation of Gellerup, a suburb of Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus, the decision has been made to move 950 municipal workplaces to the area’s centre and the contract for the new building, named Gellerup Nord, has been awarded to Arkitema Architects. Incorporating municipal work and meeting spaces with public functions like restaurants, cafes and a rooftop lounge, the building will produce an entrepreneurial “start-up environment” to revitalize Gellerup.

Musholm Extension / AART architects

09:00 - 29 October, 2015
Musholm Extension / AART architects, © Kirstine Mengel
© Kirstine Mengel

© Jens Markus Lindhe © Jens Markus Lindhe © Jens Markus Lindhe © Kirstine Mengel +20

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Designs Low-Income Housing Prototypes in Mozambique

06:00 - 22 October, 2015
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Designs Low-Income Housing Prototypes in Mozambique, © Johan Mottelson
© Johan Mottelson

The Department of Human Settlements at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Architecture, Design, and Conservation has developed a new low-income housing prototype for Maputo, Mozambique in southeast Africa as part of the Casas Melhoradas research project. The prototype reinterprets the area’s traditional “Casa de Madeira e Zinco,” which is made of wood and corrugated iron sheets, and the "Casa de Blocos," which is composed of concrete blocks.  

Forest House / Primus architects

02:00 - 16 October, 2015
Forest House / Primus architects, © David Bülow
© David Bülow

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