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COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room

  • 03:00 - 25 October, 2016
COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room
COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room, Our Urban Living Room, Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST
Our Urban Living Room, Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

This book explores the remarkable development of Copenhagen from a poor and unattractive industrial city to one of the most livable urban capitals in the world. Through a detailed presentation of the work of Danish architectural office Cobe, readers investigate Copenhagen's challenges - from density and social segregation to congested infrastructure and post-industrial redevelopment.

COBE take readers on a personal journey through Copenhagen's past and present, examining the office's architectural interventions that have contributed to the transformation of Copenhagen into a great urban living room.

  • 15 Introduction

From Infrastructure to Public Space

  • 21 Introduction
  • 31 Nørreport Station
  • 67 Israels Plads
  • 93 KUA University Square


  • 102 Jan Gehl

Culture as Social Engine

  • 113 Introduction
  • 121 Tingbjerg Library
  • 139 Library NV

Transformation as Resource

  • 171 Introduction
  • 181 The Silo
  • 211 Danish Rock Museum – Ragnarock


  • 244 Bjarke Ingels

A City for Kids

  • 255 Introduction
  • 265 Frederiksvej Kindergarten
  • 285 Forfatterhuset Kindergarten
  • 305 Kids’ City Christianshavn

Architectural Democracy

  • 325 Introduction
  • 335 Krøyers Plads
  • 367 Red Cross Volunteer House

Copenhagen Tomorrow

  • 387 Introduction
  • 403 Paper Island
  • 437 Nordhavn


  • 478 Dan Stubbergaard – Learning from Copenhagen
  • 482 Thank you
  • 486 Imprint

  • ISBN

  • Title

    COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room
  • Author

    COBE Architects
  • Publisher

    Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing AB
  • Publication year

  • Language


COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room

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Cite: "COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room" 25 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884