Automotive Showroom in Herning / KRADS

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
© Tina Stephansen - Studio 55
© Tina Stephansen - Studio 55

Conceptual framework: 

DTU Skylab / Juul Frost Arkitekter

01:00 - 1 February, 2015
© STAMERS KONTOR
© STAMERS KONTOR

© STAMERS KONTOR © STAMERS KONTOR © STAMERS KONTOR © STAMERS KONTOR +11

SDU Campus Kolding / Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 30 January, 2015
© Martin Schubert
© Martin Schubert

© Jõrgen Weber © Martin Schubert © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe +27

Moesgaard Museum / Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 26 January, 2015
© Jens Lindhe
© Jens Lindhe

The new Moesgaard Museum is uniquely situated in the rolling bucolic landscape of Skåde. With its sloping roofscape of grass, moss and brightly-coloured wild flowers, the building is a powerful visual landmark perceptible even from the sea.

CREO ARKITEKTER and JAJA architects to Restore and Expand Roskilde Swimming Hall Outside Copenhagen

01:00 - 23 January, 2015
Entrance. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects
Entrance. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects

CREO ARKITEKTER A/S and JAJA architects have won first prize in a competition to restore the mid-century Roskilde Swimming Hall outside of Copenhagen. The Danish team will “architecturally transform” the site’s existing building complex and 1960s water tower into a “cohesive spatial experience” that offers a range of naturally lit bathing areas and amenities directly connected to the surrounding park. 

“We propose a diverse roof element that ties the entire complex – new and existing – into a cohesive architectural composition,” says the architects. “A horizontal window band will frame the landscape whilst creating a strong visual connection between the exterior and interior water space. A series of green courtyards will enhance the experience by bringing daylight and nature into the heart of the swimming bath.”

More about the winning scheme, after the break.

Courtyard. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects Hot Water Pool. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects Activity Pool. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects Olympic Pool. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects +30

Villa R / C.F. Møller

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
© Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

© Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer +30

Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest

00:00 - 26 December, 2014
© Friis & Moltke
© Friis & Moltke

Friis & Moltke has designed a new housing project in Aarhus inspired by a Scandinavian forest. Just as “moss-covered hillocks and majestic towering trunks with crowns filter light and create shimmering patterns on the forest floor,” says the architect, the Løvhusene housing complex adapts to its natural surroundings as circulatory “boardwalks” weave between a “forest” of clustered wooden residences, all centered around a shared community “clearing.”

Villa Buresø / Mette Lange Architects

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
© Hampus Berndtson
© Hampus Berndtson

© Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson +22

CREO ARKITEKTER and WE architecture Shares First Prize for Danish Psychiatric Hospital

00:00 - 21 December, 2014
© CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & WE Architecture
© CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & WE Architecture

CREO ARKITEKTER A/S and WE Architecture has been selected as one of three winners in the first phase for a new psychiatric hospital in Ballerup. “Reminiscent of a small village,” the prize-winning scheme steps away from the typical hospital typology to propose a dense cluster of gabled structures connected by therapeutic green space. 

“The proposal fits the extension subtly and respectfully into the existing context… It adds a gable motif that opens the communal spaces towards the surrounding park and landscape and at the same time frames terraces and balconies. The committee finds that this simple move adds a subtle, non-institutional appearance with strong positive references to low-dense housing projects of very high quality,” stated the jury. Read on to learn more. 

© CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & WE Architecture © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & WE Architecture © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & WE Architecture © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & WE Architecture +12

C.F.Møller and TRANSFORM Selected to Expand Copenhagen Business School Campus

00:00 - 2 December, 2014
Courtesy of C.F. Møller + TRANSFORM
Courtesy of C.F. Møller + TRANSFORM

C.F. Møller and TRANSFORM has won an international competition to design a new campus extension for the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark’s principle business university. A collaboration with C.F. Møller Landscape, Transform and Moe, the project aims to become the “world’s best city-integrated campus.” The masterplan, organized around four new public parks, will transform a significant, 31000-square-meter site in the city’s Frederiksberg district on top a nexus of old and new metro lines. 

EFFEKT Wins Contest to Redevelop Abandoned Train Shed in Esbjerg with Streetmekka

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Courtesy of EFFEKT
Courtesy of EFFEKT

EFFEKT has been awarded first prize in a competition to transform a disused train shed in Esbjerg, Denmark with their proposal to transform the roundhouse-style industrial structure into a home for skating and a host of other street culture activities. Entitled Streetmekka, the design restores the industrial shed's original circular geometry, incorporating indoor facilities for transition and bowl skating, basketball courts, a street dance area, workshop areas for DJ-schools and street art as well as meeting rooms, administration offices, a cafe, kitchen, changing rooms and a large social area and reception. In the heart of the circular compound, the design features an enclosed street sport plaza and large outdoor social space.

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Sonorous Museum / ADEPT

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
© Laura Stamer
© Laura Stamer

© Kaare Viemose © Laura Stamer © Laura Stamer © Kaare Viemose +22

Children’s Home / CEBRA

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
© Mikkel Frost
© Mikkel Frost

© Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost +21

Danish Embassy and University of Manchester Present "The Liveable City"

00:00 - 19 November, 2014
Courtesy of Kåre Gade
Courtesy of Kåre Gade

Imagine the ideal city—one where residents are happy, healthy, financially secure, and living in a community that is both beautiful and safe. How do we bring our own neighborhoods up to that standard? The Liveable City, a series of (free!) seminars and events starting this week at the University of Manchester, can offer a few answers. A collaboration between the University, the Danish Embassy in the UK, and RIBA North West, The Liveable City is an exploration in urban design and planning. It invites architects, businesses, and the general public to participate in dialogue that seeks to improve the quality of life in cities in the United Kingdom and in Denmark. The schedule of events runs from November 20th to the 27th, and will take place in the Benzie Building of the Manchester School of Architecture. See more details after the break!

COBE and DISSING+WEITLING Win Competition to Design 225-Meter Pedestrian Bridge for Køge

00:00 - 14 November, 2014
© COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI
© COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI

COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI have been announced as winners of an international competition to design a 225-meter-long pedestrian bridge, station, 32,000-square-meter park and associated park-and-ride facility for the Danish city of Køge. The winning design, selected over three other invited submissions, will stretch across a unique traffic “hot-spot” where Denmark’s most trafficked freeway, an existing train line and a planned double-tracked high-speed rail line meet. 

More about the Køge North Station, which is expected serve 90,000 people daily as a “new gateway to Copenhagen” by 2018, after the break.

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

00:00 - 12 November, 2014
© Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
© Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

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

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
© COBE
© COBE

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 +19

Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

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

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