UN City / 3XN

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Architects: 3XN
Location: Marmorvej 51, Copenhagen,
Area: 20000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Mõrk

Parametric Space / Zaha Hadid Architects, Kollision, CAVI, Wahlberg

Zaha Hadid Architects worked together with design offices Kollision, CAVI and Wahlberg to create the interactive installation ‘ Space’ for the exhibition ‘Zaha Hadid – World Architecture‘, which is on view at the Danish Architecture Centre through September 29, 2013. The installation is a fully parametric space that reacts to the visitors’ movements by changing shape and expression. Learn more after the break.

‘Zaha Hadid – World Architecture Exhibition’

The small teaser above is a glimpse into the Zaha Hadid – World Architecture , which opens today, June 28, in Copenhagen. Together, the Danish Architecture Centre and Zaha Hadid Architects have created an exhibition experience beyond the ordinary. The viewer will experience a world of towers, floating shells, selected projects and design objects all within a “borderless landscape” that reveals how Hadid’s work arises in an advanced digital and geometric universe.

AlmenBolig+ Affordable Housing Winning Proposal / JAJA + ONV

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ONV Arkitekter and JAJA Architects recently won the 4th delivery of the affordable housing concept AlmenBolig+ in collaboration with Bascon and ScandiByg. Consisting of  3-400 housing units on sites in and around , their winning proposal offers a huge variation of housing sizes and building typologies. Also, by using the prefab module, this ensures a free and flexible design of each area. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ama’r Children’s Culture House / Dorte Mandrup

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Architects: Dorte Mandrup
Location: København,
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2013
Photographs: Torben Eskerod, Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup, Jens Lindhe

Halfdansgade 8 / Danielsen Architecture

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Architects: Danielsen Architecture
Location: , Denmark
Area: 1944.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Torben Åndahl, Jersø, Christensen Photography

Terminal Conection / Danielsen Architecture

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Architects: Danielsen Architecture
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Danielsen Architecture
General Contractor: Promecon
Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Adam Mørk, Courtesy of Danielsen Architecture

Construction begins on OMA’s Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen

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OMA has broke ground on a 27,000 square meter, mixed-use development on the banks of Copenhagen’s historic waterfront in the culturally rich Slotsholmen district. Upon its completion in early 2017, Bryghusprojektet will become the new headquarters for the (DAC), while also providing housing, offices, retail, a restaurant, and an urban park. These programs will be stacked over and under the busy Christians Brygge, providing city dwellers direct and uninterrupted access to the water’s edge.

OMA Partner-in-charge Ellen van Loon explained: “Instead of stacking a mixed-use program in a traditional way, we positioned the DAC in the centre of the volume, surrounded by and embedded within its objects of study: housing, offices and parking. The urban routes reach into the heart of the building and create a broad range of interactions between the different program parts and the urban environment.”

More images and the architects’ description after the break…

Dome of Visions / Kristoffer Tejlgaard + Benny Jepsen

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Architects: Kristoffer Tejlgaard + Benny Jepsen
Location: Copenhagen,
Construction: NCC
Area: 346.4 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard + Benny Jepsen

4B / Holscher Arkitekter

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Architects: Holscher Arkitekter
Location: , Denmark
Co Workers: Nils Holscher partner, Claus Sivager partner, Mikkel Nordberg part-ner, Philip Pedersen sagsarkitekt, Maria-Rose Guldbrandsen stud, Thomas Bossel stud
Engineer: Erik K. Jørgensen
Landscaper: Holscher Arkitekter as
Area: 580 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Peter Nørby

The Blue Planet / 3XN

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Architects: 3XN
Location: Kastrup, , Denmark
Architect In Charge:
Area: 10,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Mõrk

BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Plant Breaks Ground, Breaks Schemas

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There are many things that set BIG’s latest project, Amager Bakke, apart. The plant, which broke ground yesterday, will be the cleanest waste-to-energy plant in the world. It will be the tallest and biggest building in . It will house Denmark’s first ski-slope (on the roof of the plant, no less). It will emit its CO2 emissions – not as a continuous stream of smoke, oh no – but in sudden, bursting smoke rings. 

However, the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy Plant is far more than the sum of its rather remarkable features. As an urban “destination in itself” and a landmark in environmental design, it’s one of the most radical representations of architecture as a means of public engagement of our time. And, what’s more, it’s a signal that BIG has finally reached maturity, truly coming into its own as a firm.

Read more about BIG’s remarkable Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant, after the break….

Sluseholmen / Arkitema Architects + Sjoerd Soeters

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Architects: Arkitema Architects + Sjoerd Soeters
Location: Sluseholmen, , Denmark
Area: 135,000 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Arkitema

Ejby Campus Winning Proposal / OKRA, CCO, ACT, and Smith Innovation

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OKRA, in collaboration with CCO, ACT, and Smith Innovation, recently won the competition for their Ejby Campus Business area proposal located in the Glostrup Commune near . Their sustainable and innovative development strategy focuses on the creation of a diverse program and the use of public space. With the opportunity to rethink the business areas of suburbia, the business area currently plays an important role in providing economically attractive workplaces in an accessible, open and green setting. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fire Shelter: 01 / SHJ Works

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Designed by SHJ (Simon Hjermind Jensen) Works, Fire Shelter: 01 is a personal project located in at Sydhavnstippen in . Taking inspiration from architecture of ethnic and nomadic people, the starting point for the design emerged from a fascination of the place. It´s a temporary project and a design experiment that aims to celebrate the place. The project has public access, and it establishes experiences of spatial and social character. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Nørrebrohallen / AG5

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Architects: AG5
Location: ,
Engineer: Buro Happold
Branding: Punktum Design
Consultant: Antropologerne.com
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of AG5

Superkilen masterplan designed by BIG + Topotek1 + Superflex Honored by AIA

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At almost a mile long Superkilen wedges through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark creating a truly unique urban space with a strong identity on a local and global scale. The park is divided into three zones: the red square, the black market and the green park and is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a collection of global everyday objects from the 60+ home countries of the local inhabitants. Initiated by the City of and Realdania Foundation, the project started construction in 2009 and opened to the public in June 2012. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected Superkilen as one of the winners of the 2013 Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design.

‘In Dialogue With the World – Give More’ Exhibition

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Opening tomorrow, January 17, at the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) in Copenhagen, Denmark, the ‘In Dialogue with the World’ exhibition, which runs until March 10, will show how architects today engage far beyond aesthetics when designing buildings. schmidt hammer lassen architects, along with Henning Larsen Architects, and ADEPT will invite visitors to listen to their accounts of what it is like to work in the field of architecture in the 21st century. With the title Give more, the schmidt hammer lassen architects’ part of the exhibition uses eight selected projects as examples of how buildings, aside from being beautiful, give more. More information after the break.