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 Copenhagen’s slightly forgotten districts will receive a new architectonic pearl,” says Morten Kabell, the city’s deputy mayor for technical and environmental issues. The Copenhagen Municipality has approved the project’s planning application and completion is expected for February 2016.

The VIPP Shelter / VIPP

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Architects: VIPP
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Chief Designer: Morten Bo Jensen
Area: 55.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of VIPP

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.

Esbjerg Beach Promenade & Sailing Club / Spektrum Arkitekter, Sofie Willems, Nathan Romero, Joan Raun, Stine Christiansen, Kira Snowman

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Architects: Spektrum Arkitekter
Location: 6710 Hjerting,
Design Team: Sofie Willems, Nathan Romero, Joan Raun Nielsen, Kira Snowman and Stine Christiansen
Co Architect: Nathan Romero Muelas
Area: 150000.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Asger Simonsen

Odense Cathedral High School / Cubo Arkitekter

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Architects: Cubo Arkitekter
Location: Odense,
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Martin Schubert , Egon Jacobsen

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 Copenhagen, 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 Denmark’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 !”). 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.

Valencia / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

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Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Location: Vesterbrogade 32, 1620 København V,
Area: 2420.0 sqm
Photographs: Torben Eskerod

Automotive Showroom in Herning / KRADS

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Architects: KRADS
Location: Silkeborgvej 110, 7400 Herning,
Area: 4000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tina Stephansen – Studio 55

DTU Skylab / Juul Frost Arkitekter

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Architects: Juul Frost Arkitekter
Location: Technical University of , 2800 ,
Area: 1600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: STAMERS KONTOR

SDU Campus Kolding / Henning Larsen Architects

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Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Location: Universitetsparken 1, 6000 , Denmark
Area: 13700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Martin Schubert, Jõrgen Weber, Jens Lindhe

Moesgaard Museum / Henning Larsen Architects

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Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Location: Aarhus,
Team From : Louis Becker (Responsible Partner), Niels Edeltoft (Project Manager), Troels Troelsen (Design Responsible, Competition Phase), Elizabeth Ø. Balsborg (Architect and Design Manager), Birte Bæk, Carsten Fisher, Gitte Edelgren, Greta Lillienau, Hans Vogel, Henrik Vuust, Irma Persson Käll, Johnny Holm Jensen, Julie Daugaard Jensen, Lars Harup, Lars Krog Hansen, Magnus Folmer Hansen, Mai Svanholt, Maja Aasted, Martha Lewis, Matthias Lehr, Peter Koch, Sarah Kübler, Stefan Ernst Jensen
Area: 16000.0 sqm
Photographs: Jens Lindhe, Martin Schubert, Jan Kofod Winther, Jacob Due

CREO ARKITEKTER and JAJA architects to Restore and Expand Roskilde Swimming Hall Outside Copenhagen

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CREO ARKITEKTER A/S and JAJA architects have won first prize in a competition to restore the mid-century Roskilde Swimming Hall outside of . The Danish team will “architecturally transform” the site’s existing building complex and 1960s water tower into a “cohesive spatial experience” that offers a range of naturally lit bathing areas and amenities directly connected to the surrounding park. 

“We propose a diverse roof element that ties the entire complex – new and existing – into a cohesive architectural composition,” says the architects. “A horizontal window band will frame the landscape whilst creating a strong visual connection between the exterior and interior water space. A series of green courtyards will enhance the experience by bringing daylight and nature into the heart of the swimming bath.”

More about the winning scheme, after the break.

Villa R / C.F. Møller Architects

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

Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest

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Friis & Moltke has designed a new housing project in 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.”

Villa Buresø / Mette Lange Architects

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Architects: Mette Lange Architects
Location: Buresø, 3550 , Denmark
Area: 238.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hampus Berndtson

CREO ARKITEKTER and WE architecture Shares First Prize for Danish Psychiatric Hospital

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CREO ARKITEKTER A/S and WE Architecture has been selected as one of three winners in the first phase for a new psychiatric hospital in . “Reminiscent of a small village,” the prize-winning scheme steps away from the typical hospital typology to propose a dense cluster of gabled structures connected by therapeutic green space. 

“The proposal fits the extension subtly and respectfully into the existing context… It adds a gable motif that opens the communal spaces towards the surrounding park and landscape and at the same time frames terraces and balconies. The committee finds that this simple move adds a subtle, non-institutional appearance with strong positive references to low-dense housing projects of very high quality,” stated the jury. Read on to learn more.