Pulse Park / CEBRA

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Architect: CEBRA
Client: KildebjergRy, Skanderborg Municipality
Location: Ry,
Project Year: 2011-2012
Size: 24.057 ft²

CEBRA’s latest landscape project situated in Kildebjerg Ry near Arhus, Denmark, is a bit out of the ordinary.  Moving beyond providing flora, walkways and simple playground amenities, the Pulse Park will feature three distinct activity zones that will provide a place for fitness, meditation and play to benefit the residential and business areas nearby.  These zones create an activating framework for physical activities and exercise while forming an integrated part of the surrounding landscape.

More about the park after the break. 

Experimentarium Science Center / CEBRA

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Architect: CEBRA
Location: Tuborg Havnevej 7, Hellerup, DK
Client: Experimentarium
Area: Approximately 30.000 m2 modernization and extension
Program: Center for Natural Science and Technology
Competition Year: 2011
Completion Year: 2015


After placing first in the design competition to transform an old mineral water bottling plant into a Science Center, CEBRA will move forward with the adapted proposal upon receipt of a substantial donation from the The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation.     The  original building will be restored to serve as an interactive national center for science, technology and culture and house the Experimentarium’s diverse exhibition and education activities for the neighboring communities.  CEBRA’s solution of layering a new expression on the historic entity brings science to the forefront while acknowledging contextual cues that create links back to its surroundings.

More about the project after the break.

CEBRA wins Day Care Center

wins day-care and after-school center

Our friends from CEBRA will team with Tækker and Grassat to design the Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 42 day care and after-school center in Copenhagen.   The project will convert two existing preservation-worthy buildings from 1875 into a day care center complete with outdoor areas for approximately 225 children. CEBRA has a strong portfolio of educational design  - some of our favorites include the  Youth Recreation & Culture Center designed with Dorte Mandrup; Design KindergartenEgmont High School and the Kristiansand Cathedral School Gimle - so we are looking forward to what this design process will bring about.   As the project unfolds, we will keep you informed with the latest.

 


 

Student Housing Proposal / CEBRA

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In cooperation with engineers LB Consult, CEBRA recently won the competition for 48 new student housing units in , ’s 5th largest city. The eye-catching proposal consists of 26,910 sq. ft. apartments spread across ten floors and outdoor areas with terraces and activity zones such as a street basket field. The project is commissioned by the housing association Ungdomsbo and they expect that the first students can move in in January 2014. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Adult Education Center / CEBRA

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Danish firm, CEBRA, was recently awarded first prize for their new education center in .  The building explores how curved forms can penetrate and define the rectilinear confines of the 134,550 sqf school building. Soft curving levels open to floors below and provide a mixing of visual and auditory experiences in a dynamically changing environment. Moreover, such levels provide a flexible learning environment, with “the human-being placed at the center.”

More about the project after the break, including CEBRA’s awesome hand renderings.

Adult Education Centre / CEBRA

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Danish architects CEBRA, along with developers Pihl & Søn and engineers Hundsbæk & Henriksen recenlty won the competition for a new Adult Education Centre of in downtown , Denmarks’s third largest city. The 12.500 m2 / 134.550 ft2 educational institution aims at creating a flexible and diverse learning environment that gives room for individual needs in a collective building. According to the plans, the centre will open at the beginning of 2014. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sdr Nissum Hallen / Cebra

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Architects: Cebra
Location: Kirkebyvej, Sdr. Nissum,
Client: Municipality
Completion: 2011
Size: 1,800 sqm
Photographs: Mikkel Frost / Cebra

Video: Mikkel Frost on the Troldtekt Award 2012

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Here’s a video on Mikkel Frost from Cebra presenting the Troldtekt Award 2012. More info on the award can be found here.

New Church of Vaaler Proposal / CEBRA

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The design proposal by CEBRA for the New Church of is based on the most widespread symbol for the Christian church: the cross. Located in the south eastern part of Norway, it is a strong visual symbol, which beautifully combines the horizontal with the vertical in its simplicity – and in its meaning the worldly with the heavenly. In the same way, the cross also represents the church’s fundamental function. More images and architects’ description after the break.

ArchDaily + CEBRA Giveaway, announcing the winners

Our Cebra book giveaway contest is over! Thank you all for participating, and kudos to all fans and architectural conoisseurs among you! We got some really interesting entries – so be ready for more events like this one, coming soon. The two lucky winners are Mike Delvalle and John Putre. Congratulations, you just got a new something for the library!

And to everyone else, thanks so much for your enthusiasm. And stay tuned – next time could be your lucky break!

You can check the contest page (now closed) here – or follow our Giveaways category.

Information Portal / CEBRA

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Our friends from CEBRA have shared their new Information Center for Rebild Hills and Rold Forest, a winning competition entry in collaboration with HP BygViggo Madsen and exhibition architect Elisabeth Topsøe.  Situated in the amazing nature reserves of ’s Rebild Hills and Rold Forest in northern Jutland, the project was conceptualized as an open and accommodating buiding that serves as a gathering place to inform, guide and inspire the 400,000+ visitors who are guided through the forests each year.  “We have created an information portal, which is both building and nature, with a distinctive expression and character deriving directly from Nature’s own formal language and elements, which makes the building stand out from its surroundings and blend in with nature’s scenery at one and the same time,” explained CEBRA.

More about the project, including lots of CEBRA’s awesome hand drawings, after the break.

Kristiansand Cathedral School Gimle / Cebra

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Architects: Cebra
Location: ,
Builder: The municipality of Kristiansand Kristiansand
Year: 2007
Project area: 16.000 sqm
Photographs: Vivian Leisner

Giveaway: Win a signed copy of “Cebra Files 02″

Our friends from Cebra gave us two signed copies of their book ‘Cebra Files 02‘ for us to organize a small giveaway between our readers! All you need to do is tell us which are your 3 favorite projects from (check them all here) and a small explanation of why do you like them.

Among all the comments we will give 2 signed copies of the book. You have until January 9 to leave us your comment. One more thing: Follow us in Twitter and join us in Facebook to increase your chances! Good luck!

Cebra Files 02

We recently received a monograph of ’s work. This young firm is energetic, pushes the boundaries, goes after competitions, and has been successful in pushing many projects into reality. We are fan their work and have featured 16 separate times here on archdaily. Additionally, David Basulto, co-founder of ArchDaily, has become good friends with through an email correspondence  interview that took place over the 4 months. The interview is prominently featured in the introduction of the book and makes for an interesting read.

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In Progress: Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard

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We’ve been covering +   + SeARCH + Louis Paillard’s geometric harbor project for Arhus, Denmark.  The huge project, which measures over 21,000 sqm, will include mixed dwellings types and commercial space.  CEBRA has shared a few short video clips with us, highlighting the progress of the project.  This featured clip is shot from the bridge connecting the future harbor promenade across the nearby canal. The grey concrete wall shown is the beginning of the southern facade (the actual floor is on top of the wall) and behind the wall is where the parking is situated.

Another video, as well as a few construction photos, after the break.

UDK Holstebro / CEBRA

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-based CEBRA shared with us their winning proposal for a competition to design an office building in . More images and architect’s description after the break.

Mesterfjellet School / Cebra, Various Architects, and Østengen & Bergo

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Young, promising architects Cebra (more projects here), Various Architects (more projects here), and Østengen & Bergo (more projects here) shared with us their competition proposal where they won the first prize. Their “relativity” concept for the Mesterfjellet School creates a unique experience for Larvik, Norway, designed around the user’s room program, site conditions and functional specifications to cultivate a positive learning environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Landsbyhuset / Cebra

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Architects: Cebra
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Vivian Leisner