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ADEPT and KARRES + BRANDS Wins Contest to Design One of Germany's Largest Masterplans

16:30 - 28 May, 2018
ADEPT and KARRES + BRANDS Wins Contest to Design One of Germany's Largest Masterplans, © ADEPT, KARRES+BRANDS
© ADEPT, KARRES+BRANDS

ADEPT and KARRES + BRANDS have won the international competition to design Oberbillwerder, a new masterplan district in the city of Hamburg. Offering around a million square meters of housing, business, shopping, public buildings, and recreational activities, the Oberbillwerder plan is the largest single development plan in Germany since Hafencity, which contains around 1.7 million square meters of new space (including the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie) and is also currently being completed in Hamburg.

© ADEPT, KARRES+BRANDS © ADEPT, KARRES+BRANDS © ADEPT, KARRES+BRANDS © ADEPT, KARRES+BRANDS + 5

Celebrate World Water Day With These 20 Designs That Feature Water Elements

08:00 - 22 March, 2018
© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

March 22 is World Water Day, an annual international celebration launched and organized by the United Nations. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about a wide range of water-based issues from around the world. This year’s theme is “Nature From Water”, which invites everyone to think about how nature can provide solutions to the water challenges we face today. 

To celebrate World Water Day this year, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite projects that utilize water as a central design feature. Whether it be Zumthor's Thermal Vals or Chritso and Jeanne-Claude's Floating Piers, water has been playing an important role in architectural design and in demarcating the boundaries of nature against our built environment.

@ Anders Sune Berd © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Ahmad El Mad © Yao Li + 21

Cortex Park / CREO ARKITEKTER A/S + ADEPT

03:00 - 9 November, 2017
Cortex Park / CREO ARKITEKTER A/S + ADEPT, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Odense, Denmark
  • Architects in Charge

    CREO ARKITEKTER A/S
  • Subconsultant Architects

    ADEPT
  • Area

    7500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Vestre Fjord Park / ADEPT

03:00 - 9 October, 2017
Vestre Fjord Park  / ADEPT, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aalborg, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    ADEPT
  • Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

MVRDV + ADEPT's Dynamic Ku.Be House of Culture in Movement, Photographed by Ossip van Duivenbode

12:00 - 24 August, 2017

Completed in 2016, MVRDV + ADEPT’s Ku.Be House of Culture in Movement has since become a beloved community amenity that encourages residents to participate in a wide range of activities including running, jumping, climbing, dancing, learning and meditating. Engagement in these activities is encouraged by the complex’s dynamic, playful architecture, where brightly colored wall surfaces meet concrete sliding areas meet suspended climbing nets.

This energetic spirit has been captured in a new photo series by Ossip van Duivenbode, where the center’s elements are being enjoying by people of all ages. Check out the full gallery below, and click here to learn more about the project.

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode + 33

Cubic Houses / ADEPT

03:00 - 15 August, 2017
Cubic Houses / ADEPT, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area

    125000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Praksis Arkitekter Selected as Winners of Scandinavia's Most Prestigious Architecture Award

08:00 - 3 June, 2017
Praksis Arkitekter Selected as Winners of Scandinavia's Most Prestigious Architecture Award, Slotfelt Barn / Praksis Arkitekter. Image © Christina Capetino
Slotfelt Barn / Praksis Arkitekter. Image © Christina Capetino

Praksis Arkitekter has been awarded 500,000 DKK as winners of Nykredit's Architecture Awards, the most prestigious architectural distinction in Scandinavia. Founded in 1987 by the Nykredit Foundation, the awards also honored two practices with 250,000 DKK Prizes: the Motivation Award, won by ADEPT, is “an encouragement to continue and further develop an already obvious talent” seen in young architectural practices, while the Sustainability Award, which was introduced in 2016, was won this year by Leth & Gori.

Harbour Houses / ADEPT. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Ku.Be House of Culture & Movement / ADEPT. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Slotfelt Barn / Praksis Arkitekter. Image © Christina Capetino Fur Diatoms / Reiulf Ramstad Architects + Leth&Gori. Image © Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen + 12

23 Examples of Impressive Museum Architecture

08:00 - 18 May, 2017

Designing a museum is always an exciting architectural challenge. Museums often come with their own unique needs and constraints--from the art museum that needs specialist spaces for preserving works, to the huge collection that requires extensive archive space, and even the respected institution whose existing heritage building presents a challenge for any new extension. In honor of International Museum Day, we’ve selected 23 stand-out museums from our database, with each ArchDaily editor explaining what makes these buildings some of the best examples of museum architecture out there.

Team Led by Emerging Architects Vargo Nielsen Palle Beats Out BIG, SANAA in New Aarhus School of Architecture Competition

10:30 - 17 March, 2017
Team Led by Emerging Architects Vargo Nielsen Palle Beats Out BIG, SANAA in New Aarhus School of Architecture Competition, © Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter
© Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter

Competing against a shortlist of internationally acclaimed architects, the team led by newly established practice Vargo Nielsen Palle (in collaboration with ADEPT and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter) has been selected as the winners of the NEW AARCH competition, which sought designs for several new buildings for the Aarhus School of Architecture and the development of the surrounding area in Aarhus known as Godsbanearealerne.

The restricted competition consisted of three invited practices – BIG, SANAA and Lacaton & Vassal – and the three winners of the earlier open qualifying competition, Vargo Nielsen PalleErik Giudice Architects, and ALL (Atelier Lorentzen Langkilde). Vargo Nielsen Palle’s proposal was chosen as the unanimous winner.

© Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter © Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter © Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter © Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter + 19

Budapest's Largest Urban Development in 30 Years Begins Construction

06:00 - 25 January, 2017
Budapest's Largest Urban Development in 30 Years Begins Construction, Waterfront. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects
Waterfront. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects

ADEPT Architects has won the commission to design a new masterplan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, a project that will become the largest singular urban development in the city for nearly 30 years. Based on a distorted grid structure, the design will reference both historic and modern parts of the city, and will encompass 54 hectares of mixed-use space.

Located on the [‘Buda’] bank of the Danube River, the Budapart masterplan aims to create a green and human scaled neighborhood rather than just another new modern development. The fantastic location on the waterfront, the existing characteristic landscape qualities and the close vicinity to the central city are the main attractions that each generate huge potential to make the new neighborhood an epicenter of its own, described the architects in a recent press release. 

The Distorted Grid. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects Shifting Streets. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects Overview. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects Central Buda Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects + 12

University College North / ADEPT

09:00 - 28 December, 2016
University College North / ADEPT, © Jakob Lerche
© Jakob Lerche

© Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aalborg, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Anders Lonka
  • Other Participants

    Friis & Moltke, Grontmij
  • Area

    26000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Villa Platan / ADEPT

03:00 - 21 November, 2016
Villa Platan / ADEPT, Courtesy of ADEPT
Courtesy of ADEPT

© Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Risskov, Denmark
  • Lead Architects

    Anders Lonka Nis-Hansen
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Ku.Be House of Culture in Movement / MVRDV + ADEPT

09:30 - 2 September, 2016
Ku.Be House of Culture in Movement / MVRDV + ADEPT, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

ADEPT and Mandaworks Design Masterplan for Stockholm’s Royal Seaport

07:00 - 19 May, 2015
ADEPT and Mandaworks Design Masterplan for Stockholm’s Royal Seaport, Birdseye view. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks
Birdseye view. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks

ADEPT and Mandaworks have been declared the winners of a design competition for an urban development in the Kolkajen-Ropsten area of Stockholm's Royal Seaport. Dubbed the “Royal Neighbour,” the masterplan is anticipated to provide more than 12,000 new homes, supply 35,000 jobs in the next two decades, and create a new cultural area.

Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks Waterfront terraces. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks View along the canal. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks + 9

Sonorous Museum Copenhagen / CREO ARKITEKTER + ADEPT

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
Sonorous Museum Copenhagen / CREO ARKITEKTER + ADEPT, © Laura Stamer
© Laura Stamer

© Kaare Viemose © Laura Stamer © Laura Stamer © Kaare Viemose + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lead Consultants

    CREO ARKITEKTER A/S
  • Sub Consultants

    ADEPT, NIRAS
  • Client

    Nationalmuseet / Musikmuseet / Dansk Sprognævn
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Dalarna Media Library / ADEPT

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Dalarna Media Library / ADEPT, © Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin
© Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin

© Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose + 39

ADEPT Selected to Construct “Green Loops City” in China

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
ADEPT Selected to Construct “Green Loops City” in China, Courtesy of ADEPT
Courtesy of ADEPT

Danish practice ADEPT has won an international, invited competition to master plan the 17KM2 site of Laiyan New Town and Binjian District in Hengyang, China. Their winning proposal, “Green Loops City” was lauded for developing an innovative and sustainable way to accommodate rapid urban growth while preserving Hengyang’s cultural heritage and lush surrounding landscape. 

Aidi Su from ADEPT stated: “Much of Hengyang’s cultural and natural resources are still very much intact when compared to other Chinese cities facing rapid urban development. This is an incredible opportunity for us to make a difference in Chinese cities.”

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

01:00 - 17 June, 2013
'Canal Houses’: Aarhus Harbour Housing Project Winning Proposal / ADEPT + Luplau Poulsen, Courtesy of ADEPT + Luplau Poulsen
Courtesy of ADEPT + Luplau Poulsen

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 Luplau & Poulsen'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.