COBE was established in 2005 by Danish architect Dan Stubbergaard. Since then COBE has made its mark with a number of award winning projects, nationally and internationally. The studio’s most signi cant projects include Nørreport Station – the busiest station in Copenhagen; the development of the North Harbor of Copenhagen – the largest urban development project in Scandinavia for many years; a new iconic building for Adidas in the sport brand’s headquarter in Germany; and the Danish Museum of Rock Music in Roskilde, which opens to the public in mid- 2016.


COBE Chosen to Develop Christiansholm Island in Copenhagen

COBE has been announced as winner of an international competition to masterplan Christiansholm island (also known as Paper Island) in Copenhagen’s inner harbor. COBE's plan calls to replace the artificial island's existing warehouses with new "Copenhagen Halls" that are topped with housing and commercial space, and anchored by "informal, public functions," such as event, gallery and swimming halls. All will be connected by a public promenade the surrounds the island.

“Our vision for the island’s future is to create a place that celebrates the city’s culture and the Copenhagen way of life. It was important for us that Christiansholm also in future will be a first class example of Copenhagen’s generous urban living that can attract tourists and visitors at the same time has a strong local presence,” says Dan Stubbergaard, owner and creative director at COBE.

Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Architects: COBE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1700.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin

Collaborating with Man Made Land, Knippers Helbig and Mafeu Architektur Consulting, COBE Berlin has received 1st prize in an international competition to design Berlin’s “Urbane Mitte am Gleisdreieck,” a master plan located at the gateway to Gleisdreieck Park in Berlin, Germany.

Adidas Selects COBE to Design "Rhombus-Shaped" Flagship Building in Germany

Danish architects COBE have won an international competition to design the Adidas Group’s “Meet & Eat” flagship building at their “World of Sports” headquarters in Herzogenaurach. The 11,000-square-meter “rhombus-shaped” structure is envisioned as a “distinctive landmark” that will provide the campus with a “flexible and user-friendly” public conference center, employee restaurant and showroom.

“The adidas brand has always been known for technique and functionality, and we have designed a building that reflects and encapsulates these values,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director at COBE. “Adidas Meet & Eat will house many functions, both internal and public, and therefore we have created a design that above all is multifunctional and flexible. A design that allows for the building to change and adjust to the different social contexts that the building will house.”

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COBE Unveils Design for Danish Red Cross Volunteer House

COBE has released their competition winning design for a new Volunteer House at the entrance of the Danish Red Cross in central Copenhagen. An extension to the existing headquarters, the new space will serve as a common entrance to the entire facility and offer a public “hang out” atop its pitched, terraced roof.

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Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE

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Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: COBE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1927.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects

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Porsgrunn, Norway
  • Architects: COBE Architects, Transform Architects ; Engineers: Sweco
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

European Spallation Source (ESS) / Henning Larsen Architects + COBE + SLA Landskab

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lund, Sweden
  • Design Team from Henning Larsen Architects

    Jacob Kurek (responsible partner), Michael Sørensen (lead design architect), Helle Basse Larsen (project manager), Mikkel Eskildsen, Daniel Baumann, Martha Lewis, Silke Jörgenshaus, Hanan Ghizzaui, Magnus Kramhøft, Kyd Kitchaiya, Sebastian Mardi, Grace Xu, Uyen Phan and Erlend Lindstad (model)
  • Design Team from COBE

    Dan Stubbergaard (responsible partner), Thomas Krarup (lead design architect), David Engell Jessen, Johanne Holmsberg, Rune Veile, Frederik Lyng, Greta Tiedje, Louise Boss Mortensen and Dimitrie Gridorescu
  • Design Team from SLA

    Stig L. Andersson(responsible partner and lead design architect), Katrine Sandstrøm and Laura Parsons
  • Area

    100000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

ESS Description

The European Spallation Source (ESS) will become the world’s largest and most advanced research facility for neutron-based research. ESS is located in the university city of Lund in southern Sweden.

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Taastrup Theater / COBE


Taastrup, Denmark
  • Architects: COBE
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010