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House of Peace / Svendborg Architects + junya ishigami + associates

House of Peace / Svendborg Architects + junya ishigami + associates

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  • Architects

    Svendborg Architects, junya ishigami + associates
  • Location

    Nordhavnen, 2150 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photographs

    junya ishigami + associates
  • Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Architect in Charge

    Junya Ishigami, Johnny Svendborg
  • Design Team

    Wataru Shinji, Tei Shuma, Taeko, Abe, Takashi Mastuda, Anne Fridberg, Jacob Billesbølle
  • Client

    HOPE Foundation
  • Structural Engineer

    Jun Sato
  • Environmental Engineer

    TRANSSOLAR | KlimaEngineering
Section. Image © junya ishigami + associates
Section. Image © junya ishigami + associates

Svendborg Architects and junya.ishigami+associates have won first place in the HOPE foundation's House of Peace Competition. The competition brief calls for a monumental architectural installation to be built in the city harbor of Copenhagen, one that will endure as a lasting symbolic form devoted to world peace. The firms’ winning entry is a floating, cloud-like structure that seems almost to hover over the harbor’s horizon.

Interior. Image © junya ishigami + associates
Interior. Image © junya ishigami + associates

The design consists of an undulating plane that acts as both roof and walls for the structure.  Where the floor should be, there is only the harbor water.  Visitors to the pavilion can board circular boats and launch themselves into main “hall” of the space.  The quiet lapping of the waves and the silent shell above them gives visitors the ideal space for contemplation, and creates a room that is meant to be the physical embodiment of peace.

Plan. Image © junya ishigami + associates
Plan. Image © junya ishigami + associates

Morten Langebæk, chairman of the HOPE foundation says, “junya.ishigami+associates and Svendborg Architects’ unique winning proposal meets every bit of the vision of our project. This is nothing less than an architectural masterpiece…The result is deeply fascinating and at the same time peaceful. A space you will certainly want to visit again and again. A masterpiece that we all could be proud of.”

Exterior. Image © junya ishigami + associates
Exterior. Image © junya ishigami + associates

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Cite: Connor Walker. "House of Peace / Svendborg Architects + junya ishigami + associates" 24 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/530677/junya-ishigami-associates-win-competition-to-design-world-peace-pavilion-in-copenhagen> ISSN 0719-8884
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