C.F. Møller Designs Denmark’s Largest Sewage Pumping Station

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C.F. Møller has unveiled designs for Denmark‘s largest sewage pumping station. Planned to be built on Copenhagen‘s Kløvermarken, the new building will serve as an independent counterpart to the site’s historic 1901 pumping station, originally designed by city architect Ludvig Fenger.

According to the architects, the brick station aims to “set new standards for large-scale sustainable utilities in Danish cities,” while “closely integrating itself into the dense urban context.” It will be built as a circular structure – the optimal shape of an underground pumping well – and feature two rainwater harvesting green roofs, a distinctive set of 24 meter-tall pressure towers, and two recreational “gardens” for employees.

Henning Larsen Receives Planning for Danish Mosque

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Images have been released of a new planned for Copenhagen. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the mosque will replace an existing one on the corner of Dortheavej and Tomsgårdsvej in the Nordvest district of the city. ”One of ’s slightly forgotten districts will receive a new architectonic pearl,” says Morten Kabell, the city’s deputy mayor for technical and environmental issues. The Municipality has approved the project’s planning application and completion is expected for February 2016.

NORD Architects’ Brønshøj Parish Centre Fosters Community Gathering

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The Brønshøj Parish Centre by NORD Architects provides a space for community congregation informed by the surrounding religious architecture. With warm materials, a multi-functional program, and a form that physically opens up to the city, the Parish Centre presents an inviting social and reverent space for Copenhagen.

Architecture Documentaries To Watch In 2015

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Following our top 40 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2014 and our favourite 30 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2013, 2015 is no exception! Our latest round up continues to feature a fantastic range of films and documentaries telling the tales of unsung architectural heroes and unheard urban narratives from around the world. This entirely fresh selection looks past the panoply of stars to bring you more of the best architectural documentaries which will provoke, intrigue and beguile.

From a film which explores one man’s dream to build a cathedral (#4) and a simultaneous history of and vision of Rotterdam’s future (#7), to a tour of the world’s last surviving squatter town in Copenhagen (#14) and A Short History of Abandoned Sets in  (#16), we present – in no particular order – thirty freshly picked documentaries for you to watch in 2015.

Here’s How BIG’s Power Plant Ski Slope Will Blow Smoke Rings

When BIG‘s proposal for Amager Bakke, a waste-to-energy plant in , was unveiled in 2011, there was a lot for skeptics to pick apart. Is it really possible to run a publicly accessible ski slope on the roof of an industrial building? Would they really be able to make it blow giant smoke (or rather, steam) rings? The whole idea seemed rather too good to be true. The project’s ground breaking in 2013 may have silenced some critics, but the video above should convince the rest of the design’s feasibility.

The video shows a test from August in which a miniaturized version of the smoke ring-blowing chimney finally demonstrates the concept. According to Danish website Ingeniøren, in the months since, the design has undergone further refinement by Peter Madsen, the artist, aerospace engineer and inventor that brought in to develop the chimney, and is ready for another major test tomorrow at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen.

Win a BIG Trip to Copenhagen

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Daydreaming about a trip to Copenhagen? Now is your chance to go. As part of BIG’s HOT TO COLD exhibition on view at the National Building Museum, Visit Denmark is hosting a sweepstakes for two to see the architectural and cultural sights of ’s capital. All you need to do is watch the video above, find out which seaside museum Bjarke Ingels believes to be one of the world’s greatest (hint: take a look after the break), and enter your answer here (click “Win a trip to Copenhagen!”). Only US residents are eligible.

BIG Designs Danish Recycling Center as Neighborhood Asset

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Waste management and recycling centers are typically designed as utilitarian facilities shunned to an industrial part of the city. Yet Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is challenging this notion by designing a Copenhagen recycling station that serves as an “attractive and lively urban space” in the neighborhood it’s part of.

Commissioned by Amagerforbrænding, BIG has designed the Sydhavns Recycling Center as a public space complete with fitness facilities, running tracks and picnic areas. At its core, the recycling center is submerged beneath a lush landscape, offering curious citizens a peak into the “recycling square” while enjoying their daily exercise.

C.F.Møller and TRANSFORM Selected to Expand Copenhagen Business School Campus

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C.F. Møller and TRANSFORM has won an international competition to design a new campus extension for the Business School (CBS), ’s principle business university. A collaboration with C.F. Møller Landscape, Transform and Moe, the project aims to become the “world’s best city-integrated campus.” The masterplan, organized around four new public parks, will transform a significant, 31000-square-meter site in the city’s Frederiksberg district on top a nexus of old and new metro lines. 

Sonorous Museum / ADEPT

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Architects: ADEPT
Location: Copenhagen,
Collaborators: Creo Architects, Niras
Year: 2014
Photographs: Laura Stamer, Kaare Viemose

COBE Unveils Design for Danish Red Cross Volunteer House

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COBE has released their competition winning design for a new Volunteer House at the entrance of the Danish in central . 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. 

Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency

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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

Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects

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Architects: NORM Architects
Location: , Denmark
Architects In Charge: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Kasper Rønn, Linda Korndal
Area: 1000.0 sqm
Photographs: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Patricia Parinejad

Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE

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Architects: COBE
Location: , Denmark
Area: 1927.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adam Mørk, Rasmus Hjortshøj

Winning Proposals Transform Power Plants into Public Art

First Prize: The Solar Hourglass / Santiago Muros Cortés . Image Courtesy of LAGI

Winners have been announced for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). The competition, this year sited in Copenhagen, calls on interdisciplinary teams to design large scale site-specific artworks that provide renewable electricity to the city at a utility-scale (equivalent to the demand of hundreds or even thousands of homes). Once constructed, these public infrastructure artworks have the potential to offset thousands of tons of CO2 and provide iconic amenities that will serve to educate and inspire the communities in which they are built.

Check out the winning -generating sculptures, after the break.

Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen

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Architects: Sigurd Larsen
Location: Copenhagen,
Cost:
Area:
80.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen

Fredensborg House / NORM Architects

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Architects: NORM Architects
Location: , Denmark
Area: 240.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Forest House / NORM Architects

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Architects: NORM Architects
Location: , Denmark
Area: 215.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Traffic House / MLRP

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Architects: MLRP
Location: Fælledparken, 2100 København Ø,
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stamers Kontor