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CEBRA’s Plug‘n Play Arena Advocates Flexibility in Denmark

CEBRA's "Melting Pot," a multipurpose sports complex conceptualized and shortlisted in an invited competition for Randers, proposes a carefully integrated plug‘n play arena at the edge of the city where the urban, suburban, and natural environment coalesce as a dynamic community focal point.

Energy neutral youth housing at the Port of Aarhus / CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR

  • Architects: TERROIR, CUBO Arkitekter
  • Location: Grete Løchtes Gade 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
  • Area: 2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR

Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR

Elkiær+ Ebbeskov and Leth & Gori Win Competition for Multifunctional Sports Centre

Danish architects Elkiær + Ebbeskov (E+E) and Leth & Gori have won an invited competition to design a large multifunctional sports building in Langvang, Denmark. Competing against teams led by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, CEBRA, COBE and Kontur, their winning proposal features a combined sports hall and community centre consisting of a series of multifunctional arenas for activities and events. The scheme also includes a masterplan of the surrounding area centered around sports and recreation.

The Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects

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VIDEO: Henning Larsen Architects on Building Ambitions for Society

From Henning Larsen Architects. "Architecture is the opposite of the coca-cola-principle," says Louis Becker, director of Henning Larsen Architects, in this interview with Louisiana Channel. He continues by explaining that architecture is, first and foremost, about seeing things grow. With architecture your dreams become physical: “We are building our ambitions for society.” If architecture was separate from life and society, it would be an uninteresting form and space. The inside of a building must have a relation to the outside; there has to be a dialogue between the life and hope inside, and the city as a whole.

Architecture is also a merger of cultures and ideas. Scandinavian ideas of transparency, democracy and equal access affect the way Henning Larsen Architects approaches architecture. But, at the same time, it is very important to think of what is necessary in the nature, culture and climate that you are working with. "When two different ways of seeing the world meet, that's when something interesting happens."

In this video, Becker explains these ideas in relation to two very different projects, one in Saudia Arabia and The Harpa Concert Hall in Reyjavik, Iceland (which was made in collaboration with artist Olafur Eliasson and won the prestigious Mies van der Rohe award in 2013).

Building S Aarhus University / Cubo Arkitekter

  • Architects: Cubo Arkitekter
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Landscape Architect : Thing & Wainø
  • Engineer: Søren Jensen A/S
  • Integrated Artwork: Rikke Ravn Sørensen, Kristoffer Hultenberg
  • Photographs: Martin Schubert, Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

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Fjelstervang Udeforsamlingshus / Spektrum Arkitekter

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Odense Cathedral High School / Cubo Arkitekter

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Tejlgaard & Jepsen Transform a Temporary Geodesic Dome Into a Permanent Structure

In order to generate a debate on the future of housing, Danish designers Tejlgaard & Jepsen are in the process of permanently reconstructing the People's Meeting Dome as a gift from BL (Denmark's Public Housing) and Lokale & Anlægsfonden to the Island of Bornholm and the city of Allinge. Having previously been erected twice as a temporary event space, this final incarnation of the dome will be inaugurated at the next Folkemøde (an annual gathering of Danish politicians), with the intention of becoming a community and event centre for the city

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Vandhalla” Egmont Rehabilitation Centre / CUBO Arkitekter + Force4 Architects

  • Architects: CUBO Arkitekter, Force4 Architects
  • Location: Hou Seasportcenter, Villavej 25, 8300 Odder, Denmark
  • Engineer: Hundsbæk & Henriksen
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Martin Schubert

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Danish Maritime Museum / BIG, by Hufton + Crow

The talented photographers of Hufton + Crow have shared with us their visual archive of Bjarke Ingels’ recently completed Danish Maritime Museum. Built within the crevasse of a dry dock in the historic surrounds of Helsingor’s Kronborg Castle, the subterranean museum is visible only as an imprint of a ship. By looping the museum around the dock's 60-year-old walls, Ingles was able to preserve the heritage structure while transforming it into a courtyard that provides daylight deep into the heart of the museum. 

Experience the Danish Maritime Museum through a whole new lens, after the break...

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Livsrum / Polyform

  • Architects: Polyform
  • Location: Steenstrupsvej 1, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
  • Design Team: Jonas Sangberg, Thomas Kock, Henrik Thomas Faurskov, Frederik Friborg, Christoffer Lissau Lund, Jette Kristensen, Signe Hertzum og Mette Susanne Hansen
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ty Stange

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North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge

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Soil Centre Copenhagen / Christensen & Co

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LEMVIG Skatepark / EFFEKT

  • Architects: EFFEKT
  • Location: Lemvig, Denmark
  • Area: 2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of EFFEKT

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