Carlsberg, Plot 8 Winning Proposal / Various Architects

Courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter, Christensen & Co Arkitekter a/s, COBE, NORD Architects, Effekt

A partnership of five Danish architectural firms – Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Christensen & Co Architects a/s, COBE, NORD Architects and Effekt – won the competition to build the largest private development in , including ’s highest residential tower. The setting is the former industrial compound of Danish brewery giant Carlsberg in central . This historic context frames one of the most important urban developments in creating the future . The new city is to be developed over the next 25 years and will host a program of education, housing, culture business and recreational areas. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Youth Centre in Roskilde / Cornelius + Vöge

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Architects: Cornelius + Vöge
Location: County, Denmark
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Peoples Meeting Dome / Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

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Architects: Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen
Location: , Bornholm,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

Video: Aero Pavilion Update

The above video is an update to the Department for Architecture Design and Media Technology‘s Aero Pavilion which was completed just last year. An environmental condition of wind combined with the penetration of light through the structure is utilized as means for architectural articulation. Emphasizing the immediate understanding of the airflow, which defines the perceptive characteristics of internal space, the simplicity of the form consists of planar plywood plates in digital parametric models for simple and fast production and assembly.

 

Town Hall and Health Center / Henning Larsen Architects

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Spearheading the development of the new district in , Demark, the town hall and health center will be the uniting center of the new Municipality of the city as one of the first buildings in the new planned urban area around Station. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, their proposal won the highest score for all criteria in the competition to get the first prize. The health center will become an active part of the town hall, while at the same time offering citizens the opportunity to use the area outside town hall opening hours. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Round Up: Architecture in Denmark

Courtesy of BIG & JDS

For today’s Round Up we have our first selection of previous featured projects in the great . The main image belongs to Plot’s (BIG + JDS) VM Houses in . Don’t miss Tivoli Concert Hall designed by 3xn or Sports & Culture Centre by Dorte Mandrup + b&K brandlhuber & co. Revist, SHL’s Performers’ House, a transformation of  an existing historic boiler house. Finally, is never late to visit the amazing Kastrup Sea Bath by  White arkitekter AB

Natural History Museum Proposal / Kengo Kuma & Associates + Erik Møller Arkitekter + JAJA Architects

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The proposal for the Natural History Museum of Denmark, designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, Erik Møller Arkitekter, and JAJA Architects, focuses on creating a coherent and inseparable experience which mixes the experiences of the conventional museum and the classical garden into a series of remarkable spaces. Its location within the beautiful and historical setting of the city’s botanical garden creates a potential for a museum that is more authentic, more engaging and more open for everyone. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: Possible Greenland / Denmark Pavilion

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The Danish Pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale will feature a collaboration between Greenlandic and Danish Architects called “Possible ”. The exhibition will address the current development of the Arctic Region as undergoes a shift towards political independence and business development in the midst of dramatic climate changes. “Possible ” attempts to look optimistically at the climate changes that are causing ice melts throughout . The shifting planes result in the exposure of vast mineral resources that can kickstart new industries and allow new urban cultures to emerge.

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It is interesting to see how global warming is making Greeland a new center, as water around can now be navigable. But we have been warned. While 38 billions worth of oil can be exploted in the area, a disaster can cost way higher (the Deepwater Horizon spill costed 60 billion). The exhibitions approaches every angle to think about the possible future of Greenland. Visitors are exposed to all this facts in a series of diagrams, projects and videos, including a traditional Greenland house with smoked fishes which give the exhibit a particular atmosphere.

More details about this exhibition can be found in our previous article. More photos after the break:

Climate Adapted Neighborhood / Tredje Natur

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based architecture firm Tredje Natur recently presented their plans to develop Denmark’s first climate adapted neighborhood, which transforms Saint Kjeld’s Quarter into Copenhagen’s greenest neighborhood. The comprehensive urban development project seeks to demonstrate how the city can be arranged so rainwater can be managed in the streets in a more natural and effective way. Their project offers a wide range of pragmatic strategies to meet the many expectations in the area. As a key principle the architects reclaim 20% of the street area by optimizing the infrastructure and parking lots according to current standard. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: Danish Pavilion presents ‘Possible Greenland’

Migrating. Sports Plaza, Winter / Possible ; Courtesy of DAC

The Danish Pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale will feature a collaboration between Greenlandic and Danish Architects called “Possible Greenland”. The exhibition will address the current development of the Arctic Region as Greenland undergoes a shift towards political independence and business development in the midst of dramatic climate changes. “Possible Greenland” attempts to look optimistically at the climate changes that are causing ice melts throughout Greenland. The shifting planes result in the exposure of vast mineral resources that can kickstart new industries and allow new urban cultures to emerge.  The team of architects that designed “Possible Greenland” were led by internationally renowned Professor in geology at the University of , Minik Rosing and the young Danish architect firm NORD Architects of Copenhagen.

Explore the possibilities with us after the break.

Update: Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard

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We love seeing a project through fruition, and after being introduced to the collaborative vision of the Iceberg for Arhus, Denmark, we were anxiously awaiting its construction.  As we have previously shared, the Iceberg, or “Isbjerget” in Danish, was designed as an iconic waterfront marker to invigorate the harbor front’s transformation from a sole industrial entity to a residential and commercial hub.   Construction is swiftly progressing on the four building block, and earlier this week, the team enjoyed the project’s “topping out” ceremony.

More about the Iceberg after the break.

Soelvgade School / C.F. Møller Architects

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Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
Location: Sølvgade, ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Pulse Park / CEBRA

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Architect: CEBRA
Client: KildebjergRy, Skanderborg Municipality
Location: Ry,
Project Year: 2011-2012
Size: 24.057 ft²

CEBRA’s latest landscape project situated in Kildebjerg Ry near Arhus, Denmark, is a bit out of the ordinary.  Moving beyond providing flora, walkways and simple playground amenities, the Pulse Park will feature three distinct activity zones that will provide a place for fitness, meditation and play to benefit the residential and business areas nearby.  These zones create an activating framework for physical activities and exercise while forming an integrated part of the surrounding landscape.

More about the park after the break. 

Low Energy House in Hvissinge / JJW

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Architects: JJW
Location: , Denmark
Windows and Doors: Rationel windows and doors
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 120.0 sqm
Photographs: Natallia Sørensen

‘New Nordic – Architecture & Identity’ Exhibition

Nordic House / © Louisiana / Kim Hansen

The ‘New Nordic – Architecture & Identity’ exhibition, which opened this past Thursday and is on view until October 21, is the first exhibition in a new series at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit explores the relationship of architecture to culture and identity. The series deals with architecture as a field where collective memories and narratives are reflected materially and spatially. It attempts to reveal whether certain special ‘Nordic’ features recur in architecture, and whether this involves a fundamental formal idiom that is regularly reinterpreted. Five Nordic architects - Studio Granda, Iceland, Johan Celsing, Sweden, Jarmund/Vigsnæs (JVA), Norway, Lassila Hirvilammi, Finland and Lundgaard & Tranberg, Denmark – have been invited to build a house that serves as an expression of the regional identity and experience from which the individual architect comes.

More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

New Aalborg University Hospital / schmidt hammer lassen architects

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As part of the Indigo Consortium, schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design the New University Hospital in Northern Jutland, – a project of € 551.5 million. The winning design merges the new hospital complex with the sloping landscape in a smooth transition from the existing University. The concept of the new masterplan is to create an urban structure where streets, paths and courtyards form greatly diverse spaces, while referring to the human scale in both the buildings and the spaces in between. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Experimentarium Science Center / CEBRA

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Architect: CEBRA
Location: Tuborg Havnevej 7, Hellerup, DK
Client: Experimentarium
Area: Approximately 30.000 m2 modernization and extension
Program: Center for Natural Science and Technology
Competition Year: 2011
Completion Year: 2015


After placing first in the design competition to transform an old mineral water bottling plant into a Science Center, CEBRA will move forward with the adapted proposal upon receipt of a substantial donation from the The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation.     The  original building will be restored to serve as an interactive national center for science, technology and culture and house the Experimentarium’s diverse exhibition and education activities for the neighboring communities.  CEBRA’s solution of layering a new expression on the historic entity brings science to the forefront while acknowledging contextual cues that create links back to its surroundings.

More about the project after the break.

NOMA Lab / GXN (Innovation Unit of 3XN)

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Architects: GXN (Innovation Unit of 3XN)
Location: Strandgade 93, 1401 ,
Project team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Kasper Guldager Jørgensen, André van Leth, Lila Held, Morten Norman Lund, Lars-Erik Eriksson, Pedram Seddighzadeh, Matthew Scarlett, Bjørk Christensen, Kyle Baumgardner, Elliot Mistur, Tore Banke, Simon McKenzie and Jacob Hilmer
Project Area: 200 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Client: Restaurant NOMA
Photographs: Adam Mørk