COBE

COBE was established in 2005 by Danish architect Dan Stubbergaard. Since then COBE has made its mark with a number of award winning projects, nationally and internationally. The studio’s most signi cant projects include Nørreport Station – the busiest station in Copenhagen; the development of the North Harbor of Copenhagen – the largest urban development project in Scandinavia for many years; a new iconic building for Adidas in the sport brand’s headquarter in Germany; and the Danish Museum of Rock Music in Roskilde, which opens to the public in mid- 2016.

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MVRDV and COBE's Museum of Rock Opens in the Danish City of Roskilde

04:00 - 29 April, 2016
MVRDV and COBE's Museum of Rock Opens in the Danish City of Roskilde, © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST Studio - COBE and MVRDV
© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST Studio - COBE and MVRDV

A new museum dedicated to rock, pop and youth culture will open today in the Danish city of Roskilde. Designed collaboratively by Dutch-based practice MVRDV and Copenhagen-based COBE Ragnarock, as it is to be known, has been described by its designers as "oozing rock’n’roll attitude, with its golden exterior and velvety red interior." The museum is part of ROCKmagneten, a masterplan for the site of a former concrete factory which COBE and MVRDV won together in 2011. The area has since been designated as a creative and cultural neighborhood and the museum, which is now at the heart of this transformation, is set to be open to the public all year round.

Museum of Rock / MVRDV + COBE

02:00 - 29 April, 2016
Museum of Rock / MVRDV + COBE, © Ossip van Duivenbode
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COBE Chosen to Develop Christiansholm Island in Copenhagen

16:00 - 11 February, 2016
COBE Chosen to Develop Christiansholm Island in Copenhagen, © COBE and Luxigon
© COBE and Luxigon

COBE has been announced as winner of an international competition to masterplan Christiansholm island (also known as Paper Island) in Copenhagen’s inner harbor. COBE's plan calls to replace the artificial island's existing warehouses with new "Copenhagen Halls" that are topped with housing and commercial space, and anchored by "informal, public functions," such as event, gallery and swimming halls. All will be connected by a public promenade the surrounds the island. 

“Our vision for the island’s future is to create a place that celebrates the city’s culture and the Copenhagen way of life. It was important for us that Christiansholm also in future will be a first class example of Copenhagen’s generous urban living that can attract tourists and visitors at the same time has a strong local presence,” says Dan Stubbergaard, owner and creative director at COBE. 

Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE

03:00 - 9 February, 2016
Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
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COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin

06:00 - 7 January, 2016
COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Collaborating with Man Made Land, Knippers Helbig and Mafeu Architektur Consulting, COBE Berlin has received 1st prize in an international competition to design Berlin’s “Urbane Mitte am Gleisdreieck,” a master plan located at the gateway to Gleisdreieck Park in Berlin, Germany.

COBE and Lundén Architecture Envision Transformation of Helsinki's Töölönlahti Bay into "Citizens' Park"

14:00 - 17 November, 2015
COBE and Lundén Architecture Envision Transformation of Helsinki's Töölönlahti Bay into "Citizens' Park", © COBE and Lundén Architecture
© COBE and Lundén Architecture

COBE and Lundén Architecture, the Danish-Finnish collaboration that has previously worked together on Tampere's Transport Hub, has revealed a plan to revitalize the Töölönlahti bay area in central Helsinki. Completed for the Finnish creative marketing agency N2, the proposal is a vision of what the area could become after a century of broken promises to clean up the polluted and underutilized area of the city. On their website, N2 estimates that the project would require an investment of €120 million, and if taken up by the government could be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence in 2017.

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Adidas Selects COBE to Design "Rhombus-Shaped" Flagship Building in Germany

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
Adidas Selects COBE to Design "Rhombus-Shaped" Flagship Building in Germany, © COBE
© COBE

Danish architects COBE have won an international competition to design the Adidas Group’s “Meet & Eat” flagship building at their “World of Sports” headquarters in Herzogenaurach. The 11,000-square-meter “rhombus-shaped” structure is envisioned as a “distinctive landmark” that will provide the campus with a “flexible and user-friendly” public conference center, employee restaurant and showroom. 

“The adidas brand has always been known for technique and functionality, and we have designed a building that reflects and encapsulates these values,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director at COBE. “Adidas Meet & Eat will house many functions, both internal and public, and therefore we have created a design that above all is multifunctional and flexible. A design that allows for the building to change and adjust to the different social contexts that the building will house.”

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COBE Unveils Design for Danish Red Cross Volunteer House

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
COBE Unveils Design for Danish Red Cross Volunteer House , © 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. 

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Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE

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

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

01:00 - 11 March, 2014
Elkiær+ Ebbeskov and Leth & Gori Win Competition for Multifunctional Sports Centre, © Bloom Images. Image Courtesy of Elkiær+ Ebbeskov / LETH & GORI
© Bloom Images. Image Courtesy of Elkiær+ Ebbeskov / LETH & GORI

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.

New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects, © Adam Mørk
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European Spallation Source (ESS) / Henning Larsen Architects + COBE + SLA Landskab

00:00 - 1 March, 2013
European Spallation Source (ESS) / Henning Larsen Architects + COBE + SLA Landskab, © Henning Larsen - COBE - SLA
© Henning Larsen - COBE - SLA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lund, Sweden
  • Design Team from Henning Larsen Architects

    Jacob Kurek (responsible partner), Michael Sørensen (lead design architect), Helle Basse Larsen (project manager), Mikkel Eskildsen, Daniel Baumann, Martha Lewis, Silke Jörgenshaus, Hanan Ghizzaui, Magnus Kramhøft, Kyd Kitchaiya, Sebastian Mardi, Grace Xu, Uyen Phan and Erlend Lindstad (model)
  • Design Team from COBE

    Dan Stubbergaard (responsible partner), Thomas Krarup (lead design architect), David Engell Jessen, Johanne Holmsberg, Rune Veile, Frederik Lyng, Greta Tiedje, Louise Boss Mortensen and Dimitrie Gridorescu
  • Design Team from SLA

    Stig L. Andersson(responsible partner and lead design architect), Katrine Sandstrøm and Laura Parsons
  • Area

    100000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

ESS Description

The European Spallation Source (ESS) will become the world’s largest and most advanced research facility for neutron-based research. ESS is located in the university city of Lund in southern Sweden.

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Prinsessegade Kindergarten and Youth Club Winning Proposal / COBE + NORD Architects

11:00 - 8 November, 2012
Courtesy of COBE, NORD Architects, PK3 and Grontmij
Courtesy of COBE, NORD Architects, PK3 and Grontmij

Aimed at being a city for kids, the Prinsessegade Kindergarten and Youth Club Winning Proposal by COBE + NORD Architects, in collaboration with PK3 and Grontmij, will be the largest daycare center in all of Denmark. It also presents a big challenge – how to avoid creating a daycare factory when building an institution for so many users. Their design is not just one huge building, but rather a cluster of many small and varied buildings, grouped around two central streets that connect to the surrounding city structure. Like Copenhagen, it has different neighborhoods, different houses, different public spaces, squares and parks. More images and architects’ description after the break.

COBE Awarded Nykredit's Architecture Prize 2012

04:00 - 19 May, 2012
Nørreport Train Station - Courtesy of COBE
Nørreport Train Station - Courtesy of COBE

Skandinavia’s largest architecture prize, Nykredit’s Architecture Prize of DKK 500,000, is this year awarded to the architectural practice COBE based in Copenhagen represented by architect, Dan Stubbergaard. In its choice the jury emphasised the fact that COBE spans the full professional spectrum from minor construction and urban space design to strategic planning and research. Currently, COBE is most renowned for the design and realisation of the new Nørreport Train Station and is currently detailing the development of the Nordhavn harbour area – one of Scandinavia’s largest and most ambitious metropolitan development projects, says the chairman of the prize jury, Mette Kynne Frandsen, Architect and CEO.

Taastrup Theater / COBE

01:00 - 3 November, 2010
Taastrup Theater / COBE, © Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tåstrup, Denmark
  • Architects

    COBE
  • Co Operator

    COWI A/S
  • Client

    Realdania and Taastrup Municipality
  • New Building

    250 sqm
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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