Danish Embassy and University of Manchester Present “The Liveable City”

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Imagine the ideal city—one where residents are happy, healthy, financially secure, and living in a community that is both beautiful and safe. How do we bring our own neighborhoods up to that standard? The Liveable City, a series of (free!) seminars and events starting this week at the University of Manchester, can offer a few answers. A collaboration between the University, the Danish Embassy in the , and RIBA North West, The Liveable City is an exploration in urban design and planning. It invites architects, businesses, and the general public to participate in dialogue that seeks to improve the quality of life in cities in the United Kingdom and in Denmark. The schedule of events runs from November 20th to the 27th, and will take place in the Benzie Building of the Manchester School of Architecture. See more details after the break!

COBE and DISSING+WEITLING Wins Competition to Design 225-Meter Pedestrian Bridge for Køge

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COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI have been announced as winners of an international competition to design a 225-meter-long pedestrian bridge, station, 32,000-square-meter park and associated park-and-ride facility for the Danish city of . The winning design, selected over three other invited submissions, will stretch across a unique traffic “hot-spot” where Denmark’s most trafficked freeway, an existing train line and a planned double-tracked high-speed rail line meet.

More about the Køge North Station, which is expected serve 90,000 people daily as a “new gateway to ” by 2018, after the break.

Dorte Mandrup Designs Wadden Sea Center for Denmark’s Largest National Park

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The city of Esbjerg has selected Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter through a competition to extend and refurbish the Wadden Sea Center in Vester Vedsted. A UNESCO World Heritage area, the Wadden Sea is ’s largest National park. The new center aims to “create awareness and understanding for the marshland and the Wadden Sea,” as jury member and leader of the center Klaus Melbye explains. “The architecture is sustainable, visionary and bold and brings forth the Centre as an didactic information centre of the future.”

More about Dorte Mandrup’s winning design, after the break.

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

StreetDome / CEBRA + Glifberg + Lykke

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Architects: CEBRA , Glifberg + Lykke
Location: 6100 Haderslev, Denmark
Area: 6000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mikkel Frost / CEBRA

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

Henning Larsen Wins Competition for Future Vinge Train Station in Denmark

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Henning Larsen Architects, in collaboration with an international team consisting of Tredje Natur, MOE and Railway Procurement Agency, has won Frederikssund municipality’s architecture competition to design a regional train station and new quarter in the future town of Vinge. While primarily serving to connect Vinge to the regional public transit system, the undulating, circular urban hub is designed to prevent the railway from dividing the town in two halves.

“The proposal best connects the train station, nature and town structure as one united whole,” lauded the selection committee regarding Henning Larsen’s winning scheme.

Danish Meat Research Institute / C.F. Møller Architects

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Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
Location: 2630 ,
Client: Danish Technological Institute
Area: 6600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE

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

Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen

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

Fredensborg House / NORM Architects

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

Plans Revealed for Denmark’s Delta District in Vinge

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Located close to Copenhagen, Vinge is Denmark’s newest sustainable city. The first neighborhood for the city, designed by Danish architects SLA for the Municipality of Frederikssund is aptly named the Delta District. The plan takes advantage of man-made landscape features to create a unique residential community closely tied to nature. Read on after the break to learn more about the proposed plan.

Forest House / NORM Architects

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

The Quota House / Pluskontoret Arkitekter

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Architects: Pluskontoret Arkitekter
Location: 5800 , Denmark
Area: 138.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jesper Ray, Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront

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BIG has unveiled plans for Bassin 7 (BSN7), a new civic-minded, mixed-use neighborhood in ’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.

Traffic House / MLRP

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

Adaptable House / Henning Larsen Architects + GXN

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Architects: Henning Larsen Architects, GXN
Location: 5800 ,
Area: 146.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jesper Ray, Helene Høyer Mikkelsen