Danish National Maritime Museum Permanent Exhibition / Kossmann.dejong

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Architects: Kossmann.dejong
Location: Ny Kronborgvej, Helsingor,
Light Design: Rapenburg Plaza
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thijs Wolzak, Luca Santiago Mora

Video / Superflex: A Cool Urban Space

“Let’s meet on the red square.” The artists behind Superkilen explain how this colorful wedge shaped public park in Copenhagen, , was a collaboration based on extreme civic participation.

A public park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark, Superkilen was developed by artists’ group Superflex in collaboration with architectural firms Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Topotek1. The park was officially opened in June 2012.

In this interview two members of Superflex, Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, tell us about the ideas behind the project, and how it came about as an extreme example of citizen inclusion and collaboration: “We found it interesting to look at this very diverse group of people in regard to culture, social standing, nationality, etc., and then see it as a rich and significant foundation for impacting the area these people live in.”

More after the break.

Syd Energi Headquarters / GPP Arkitekter

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Architects: GPP Arkitekter
Location: Vilsundvej, ,
Area: 11,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Syd Energi

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George Messaritakis

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Some days ago we featured BIG’s Danish National Maritime Museum, the 17,500 sqm below ground museum. We now have more photos taken by photographer George Messaritakis. You can check them all after the break.

BIG’s David Zahle Talks Sustainability

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David Zahle, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Lead Architect on the recently opened Danish National Maritime Museum, spoke to Mies. UK earlier this year. The practice, widely known for its creative approach to the issue of ( should be experienced rather than hidden), recently won an an international competition to design a new Waste-to-Energy plant in Copenhagen.

Read more and watch the interview after the break…

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG

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Architects: BIG
Location: Helsingor,
Architect In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
Project Leader : David Zahle
Area: 17,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rasmus Hjortshøj, Thijs Wolzak, Luca Santiago Mora

Gas Kompressor Station Egtved / C. F. Møller Architects

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Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
Location: 6040 Egtved,
Area: 4,600 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julian Weyer, Jan Laursen

Copenhagen in 2050

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As explained by this article in the Guardian, planners in Copenhagen are thinking ahead – to the years 2050 and even 2100 -  to propose plans that will cope with the storms and floods that will threaten the low-lying city due to climate change. From ”percolating pavements,” “pocket parks” and “cloudburst boulevards,” read about some of the innovative measures they are proposing, many of which are now being adopted around the world, here.

Danish Summer House / Powerhouse Company

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Architects: Powerhouse Company
Location: Zealand,
Architect In Charge: Charles Bessard
Design Team: Charles Bessard, Lotte Adolph Bessard, Ted Schauman, Kristina Tegner, Peter Nilsson
Project Leader: Lotte Adolph Bessard
Structural Engineering: Ove Heede Consult ApS
Energy Consultancy: Ellehauge & Kildemoses
Year: 2013
Photographs: Åke E. Son Lindman

New Landmark in Copenhaguen / schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Location: ,
Contractor: Myhlenberg – Søren Vangsted Vest A/S
Engineer: MOE A/S
Area: 11,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Centre For Cancer And Health / Nord Architects

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Architects: Nord Architects
Location: Copenhagen,
Area: 2,250 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Drawing of the Year International Student Competition

The Aarhus School of Architecture, , The Danish Agency for Culture and the award winning architecture and design office SHL proudly announce a joint venture ‘Drawing of the Year 2013’.Entries are invited from all architectural students of drawings that inspire, communicate and engage. The internationally acclaimed jury will be looking to award drawings that focus on entries that express the architect’s aesthetic and conceptual approach as a dialogue with – and through the medium – of drawing.

Drawing is a media production and a dissemination of thoughts and dreams. The recipient should be invited to wonder, be moved and involved in drawing as recognition and discussion of tomorrow’s architecture. The drawing substantive theme is ”Engaging Through Architecture” – a focus on architecture’s ambition to take an active part in social development.The competition is seen as an opportunity to celebrate the Architect’s oldest tool as a relevant media for communicating their craft – and demonstrating the potential discourse for discussing and developing architectural ideas laid down through the art of drawing on paper. Drawings will be exhibited at the Aarhus School of Architecture in December 2013.

For complete information regarding criteria, jury, prizes and submission, please visit the competition’s official website.

Aeropolis / Plastique Fantastique

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Architects: Plastique Fantastique
Location: Copenhagen,
Project Team: Marco Canevacci, Marco Barotti, Mirjam Dorsch, Sonia Garcia, Stephanie Grönnert, Antonia Joseph, Julia Lipinsky, Itxaso Markiegi, Manuela Milicia, Carsten Reith, Lorenzo Soldi, Markus Wüste, Yena Young
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique

Kalvebod Waves / JDS Architects + KLAR

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Architects: , JDS Architects, KLAR
Location: Kalvebod Brygge, ,
Design Team: KLAR, JDS, Niras, Sloth Møller
Area: 4000.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Henning Stuben, Courtesy of JDS Architects

Green Lighthouse / Christensen & Co Architects

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Architects: Christensen & Co Architects
Location: ,
Area: 970 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Adam Mørk

DTU Compute / Christensen & Co Architects

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Architects: Christensen & Co Architects
Location: ,
Area: 4,500 sqm
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World’s Most Expensive Construction Market

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EC Harris’ 2013 International Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Three Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest Hospital

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The full shortlist has been revealed for the second phase of an international competition to design one of ’s largest hospitals in Hillerød: Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland. Competing against the BIG+WHR+Arup team to design the 124,000 square meter, north of , will be C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll and Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.

Read on for more on each proposal…