Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency, 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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StreetDome / CEBRA + Glifberg + Lykke

01:00 - 23 October, 2014
StreetDome / CEBRA + Glifberg + Lykke, © Mikkel Frost / CEBRA
© Mikkel Frost / CEBRA

© Mikkel Frost / CEBRA © Mikkel Frost / CEBRA © Mikkel Frost / CEBRA © Mikkel Frost / CEBRA +15

Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Patricia Parinejad +39

Henning Larsen Wins Competition for Future Vinge Train Station in Denmark

00:00 - 15 October, 2014
Henning Larsen Wins Competition for Future Vinge Train Station in Denmark, © Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects

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. 

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Danish Meat Research Institute / C.F. Møller Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Danish Meat Research Institute / C.F. Møller Architects, Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects
Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects
  • 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 +13

Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE

00:00 - 8 October, 2014
Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +24

Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
  • Architects

  • 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 +10

Fredensborg House / NORM Architects

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Fredensborg House / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen +49

Forest House / NORM Architects

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Forest House / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen +26

The Quota House / Pluskontoret Arkitekter

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
The Quota House / Pluskontoret Arkitekter, ©  Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

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

01:00 - 22 September, 2014
Traffic House / MLRP, © Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fælledparken, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor +15

Adaptable House / Henning Larsen Architects + GXN

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Adaptable House / Henning Larsen Architects + GXN, © Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Helene Høyer Mikkelsen +24

The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects, © Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray +25

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

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
© 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...

Incineration Line in Roskilde / Erick van Egeraat

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
© Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

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3XN Designs Affordable Housing Tower in Denmark

00:00 - 29 August, 2014
© 3XN
© 3XN

The influx of students in Aarhus, Denmark is causing the city to rapidly expand. In response to the growing need for affordable housing close to the local university, 3XN teamed up with developer Jens Richard Pedersen to design a residential high-rise near the institution. The future tower has been dubbed La Tour as an ode to the building that currently occupies the site, Hotel La Tour. 

Newly released renders and model photographs depict the tower as a sweeping semi-circular form that rises in steps. The gradual elevation of the building will start at the street, defining the transition from the surrounding small-scale buildings to the urban high-rise typology. For more information and images, read on after the break.

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Light Matters: Whiteness in Nordic Countries

00:00 - 29 August, 2014
Light Matters: Whiteness in Nordic Countries, Dybkær Church, Silkeborg, Denmark. Architecture: Regnbuen Arkitekter. Image © Henry Plummer 2010
Dybkær Church, Silkeborg, Denmark. Architecture: Regnbuen Arkitekter. Image © Henry Plummer 2010

The Scandinavian countries have developed great buildings that resonate with both the scarce light in winter and the long summer days. Henry Plummer, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has very carefully studied the various daylight phenomena in the Nordic countries, with extensive photo journeys and brilliant writing that combines an analytical perspective with a poetic touch. His view of daylight looks beyond the practical advantages of using reflective white spaces to facilitate bright rooms; the passionate photographer is much more interested in the light effects that play with the local beauty of nature and touch the human soul.

Read on for more about how Nordic light enters white spaces