UN City / 3XN

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

‘Zaha Hadid – World Architecture Exhibition’

The small teaser above is a glimpse into the Zaha Hadid – World Architecture exhibition, which opens today, June 28, in . 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.

Toender City Hall Extension Competition Entry / HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek

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Located in Toender, a city in southern , close to the Danish and German border, the new City hall extension by HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek is designed to optimize interior flexible space while taking full advantage of the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. Integrating a high degree of spatial flexibility, this enables the building to programmatically change over time, and incorporates a number of informal work and meeting spaces. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Danish Architect Henning Larsen, “Master of Light,” Dead at 87

Winner / Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre / Courtesy of

Arquitecturviva reports that prolific Danish architect Henning Larsen (1925-2013), the “master of light,” died yesterday at the age of 87 in his home.

Larsen, who worked under the likes of Jørn Utzon early on in his career, established his own firm Henning Larsen Architects in 1959. Throughout the span of his career, Larsen gained fame in both Denmark and abroad, receiving multiple awards, including the Praemium Imperiale in 2012; most recently, his Harpa Concert Hall received the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award.

Remember Larsen by re-discovering his works – such as Viborg Town Hall and the Wavehere. Henning Larsen Architects has also set up an “in memoriam” page which provides information on how you can donate to the Henning Larsen Foundation, founded to promote and disseminate architecture in a broad sense, in Larsen’s memory.

Future Town Hall of Tønder Competition Entry / WE Architecture

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Designed by WE Architecture, their proposal for the future town hall of draws a discreet profile in the landscape,that will stand out as a landmark in the city. The building aims to strengthen the character of , emphasize the story of the marshes, and will be the starting point for tourists traveling and exploring the Danish wetland nature. The new town hall is not just an expansion, but a link between marsh on one side and the existing City Hall and Slotsbanken on the other side. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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.

Frederiksberg Courthouse / 3XN

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Architects: 3XN
Location: , Denmark
Architect In Charge:
Area: 5,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Mõrk

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

‘Canal Houses’: Aarhus Harbour Housing Project Winning Proposal / ADEPT + Luplau Poulsen

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ADEPT and Luplau Poulsen recently won the 1st prize for the new 15,500 m2 housing project at Aarhus Harbour, which was unveiled by Aarhus Municipality last week. The new prestigious building project, which has been named ‘Canal Houses,’ will be situated right next to ADEPT and ’s other project, the ‘Harbour Houses’, which just started construction. The two projects will together form a full perimeter block. The project’s subdivisions into smaller buildings are underlined by using various brick bonds and tile colors. Hereby the facade concept from the Harbour Houses continues in a new interpretation, which contributes to unite the two houses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Køge University Hospital Winning Proposal / Rådgivergruppen USK

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Rådgivergruppen USK, headed by C.F. Møller, Alectia and Rambøll, has been named as the winner of the competition to build the new University Hospital, an expansion of the existing Køge Hospital, which will be increased threefold to a total area of 177,000 m². A visionary project in terms of both architecture and functionality, the hospital’s various functions can be structured on a highly flexible basis, with good opportunities to support Region Zealand’s vision of holistic patient care. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Hospital Hvidovre Extension Winning Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Aarhus Arkitekterne

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with Aarhus Arkitekterne, has just been announced as the winner of the competition to design the new extension of the New Hospital in Denmark. The new 30,000-square-meter extension consists of an emergency ward, a pediatrics ward and obstetrics and cardiology departments. Expected to be completed in 2019, clarity, flexibility, respect, green garden spaces and spatial variation are the key features to this winning design. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Næstved Arena Winning Proposal / CEBRA

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Danish architects CEBRA have won the competition to design Næstved Arena, a new multipurpose venue for sports, music and culture events in eastern . Located in a green urban pocket, the arena is surrounded by a football stadium and sports hall on one side and a residential area on the other. The 10.000 m2 arena opens new possibilities for attracting national and international events to the region. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014 and has a capacity of 2,500-4,000 spectators, depending on the type of event. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The BIG LEGO® House Reveal

The LEGO® House / BIG; Courtesy of The LEGO® Group

The design for BIG’s highly anticipated LEGO® “experience center” – a.k.a. The LEGO® House – has been released! Located in the heart of The Lego Group’s birthplace and home town of , , the 7,600 square-meter building resembles “gigantic LEGO® bricks” that are “combined and stacked in a creative way to create an imaginative experience both outside and inside.”

True to form, the 30 meter-tall structure will feature several exterior and multi-level access points that will remain open year-long to its estimated 250,000 annual visitors. Aside from its roof-top gardens and 1,900 square-meter public square, attractions will include a series of exhibition areas showcasing the “past, present and future of the LEGO® idea”, a cafe and an unique LEGO® store.

Take a video tour through the building after the break…

Halfdansgade 8 / Danielsen Architecture

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

Vinge Masterplan Proposal / EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

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Designed by EFFEKT + Henning Larson Architects, in collaboration with Marianne Levinsen Landscape and Moe consulting engineersVinge is set to be a brand new town planned in the scenic natural surroundings just 30 minutes from . A large project both on the regional and international level, Vinge will house around 10.000 residents and employ 4.000 people. The city will have its own train station and a new highway will take its residents rapidly to and from Copenhagen. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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…

Vacation House in Henne / Mette Lange Architects

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Architects: Mette Lange Architects
Location: ,
Area: 118 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mette Lange, Anders Linnet