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Moesgaard Museum / Henning Larsen Architects

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.

Villa R / C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Julian Weyer

© Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer

Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest

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.”

New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront

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. 

3XN Designs Affordable Housing Tower in Denmark

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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.

Courtesy of Adam Mørk/3XN Courtesy of Adam Mørk/3XN Courtesy of Adam Mørk/3XN © 3XN

AD Classics: Aarhus City Hall / Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller

In 1941, at the height of World War II in Western Europe, the city of Aarhus, Denmark achieved an unusual architectural feat. It finished construction on a brand new city hall that was to be a beacon of democratic governance while the city lay under direct Nazi occupation. Designed four years earlier by the heralded duo of Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller, the Rådhus survived the war and became an internationally recognized classic of Danish modernism.

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Media Architecture Biennale 2014

Architects, designers and artists meet with academia and industry, when the world’s premier media architecture event takes place on 19-22 November in Aarhus, Denmark, with a pre-event in Copenhagen.

The biennale brings together people and organizations that work with media and the built environment: With media facades, with urban screens and with buildings that communicate – be it with colorful LEDs, flashing light bulbs, or with heat-sensitive concrete that ’freezes’ the shadows of passers-by. Across professions and nationalities, participants will create and discuss the media architecture of the future. And they will investigate how media architecture shapes people’s lives in the cities of the world.

More information after the break.

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

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

© Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost

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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Villa Aarhus / Friis & Moltke

© Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen

Villa Wienberg / Friis & Moltke + Wienberg Architects

© Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær © Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær © Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær © Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Aarhus Harbour

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has won a competition to design a landmark urban sculpture in Aarhus Harbour, a new district in Denmark's second largest city. The tower, shaped like a "sharp origami cut," is designed to "celebrating vision and social encounters at the edge of the water." Made of welded steel plates, the structure will be manufactured in a shipyard before being sailed to site. 

'Canal Houses’: Aarhus Harbour Housing Project Winning Proposal / ADEPT + Luplau Poulsen

ADEPT and Luplau Poulsen recently won the 1st prize for the new 15,500 m2 housing project at Aarhus Harbour, which was unveiled by Aarhus Municipality last week. The new prestigious building project, which has been named ‘Canal Houses,’ will be situated right next to ADEPT and Luplau & Poulsen's other project, the ‘Harbour Houses’, which just started construction. The two projects will together form a full perimeter block. The project’s subdivisions into smaller buildings are underlined by using various brick bonds and tile colors. Hereby the facade concept from the Harbour Houses continues in a new interpretation, which contributes to unite the two houses. More images and architects' description after the break.