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BIG's Cactus Towers in Copenhagen Will Stand Next to an Urban IKEA

12:00 - 7 August, 2017
BIG's Cactus Towers in Copenhagen Will Stand Next to an Urban IKEA, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

A new project in central Copenhagen will see two Danish practices—Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Dorte Mandrup Architects—create a new urban IKEA store, a budget hotel, and housing linked together by green space. Set to open in 2019, the area—which sits adjacent to Kalvebod Brygge, close to the railway lines that pass through the city core—will be master-planned by Dorte Mandrup while two striking high-rise residential towers, dubbed "Cacti", will be designed by BIG.

Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Architects Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Architects Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Architects Courtesy of BIG + 7

Video: Dorte Mandrup Discusses the Wadden Sea Center and Expanding Construction Tradition

16:00 - 31 January, 2017

We always attempt to work with a material and try to see what it can do in relation to the sculptural or in relation to the place

In this video from the Louisiana ChannelDorte Mandrup discusses the design philosophy behind her firm’s nearly completed Wadden Sea Center, a visitor’s center located in within Denmark’s largest national park. The design employs local construction traditions, creating a sculptural roof and facade from a modernized thatch roof system. Watch the video for more on how Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter approaches a design challenge, and how their buildings belong to their sites.

Material Focus: Salling Tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

09:30 - 31 July, 2016
Material Focus: Salling Tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, © Torben Eskerod
© Torben Eskerod

This article is part of our new "Material Focus" series, which asks architects to elaborate on the thought process behind their material choices and sheds light on the steps required to get buildings actually built.

Installed last year, the Salling Tower provides a striking, sculptural landmark in Aarhus Docklands. From inside, its deceptively simple counterbalanced form provides a range of ways to look out over the harbor and the city - but from the outside the project's designers, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter wanted the tower to take on an abstract appearance, referencing nautical themes with its sail-like shape and porthole-like openings all while obscuring the process of its own construction. To do this, the firm created a structure composed entirely of a single steel piece resting on top of its foundations. In this interview, project architect Noel Wibrand tells us about how the project's material choice contributed to the construction process.

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod + 8

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Reveals Shimmering Opal Design for Copenhagen Harbour

06:00 - 24 June, 2016
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Reveals Shimmering Opal Design for Copenhagen Harbour, Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter won the competition to design an extension for the headquarters of the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA). ‘‘The Opal’’ will form part of the scenic Copenhagen Harbour, accommodating a conference hall and restaurant. Of all shortlisted designs, the IDA stated that The Opal best-reflected "[their] vision of engineering." 

The eye-catching design alludes to the gemstone it is named after, which reflects light to take on multiple colours. This reference is seen both in the structure and form of the new addition to the Copenhagen Harbour.

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Selected to Design Viewing Pavilion at Greenland’s Icefjord

12:00 - 22 June, 2016
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Selected to Design Viewing Pavilion at Greenland’s Icefjord, © Mir
© Mir

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter have been selected as the winners of an international competition to design The Icefjord Centre in the UNESCO-protected area of Ilulissat, Greenland. Beating out proposals from leading architects including Snøhetta, Studio Other SpacesRintala Eggertsson Architects and Kengo Kuma and Associates, the new pavilion will serve as an exhibition and gathering space for locals, tourists and researchers alike.

© Mir © Mir Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter © Mir + 8

SH2-Sundbyoster Hall II / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

05:00 - 3 May, 2016
SH2-Sundbyoster Hall II  / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter , © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 39

Salling Tower / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

02:00 - 3 March, 2016
Salling Tower / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter , © Torben Eskerod
© Torben Eskerod

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod + 24

Nine Projects to be Highlighted in 'In Therapy', the Nordic Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 19 February, 2016
Nine Projects to be Highlighted in 'In Therapy', the Nordic Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale, RRA's National Tourist Route in Trollstigen is among nine selected projects which will be displayed in-depth. Image via rra
RRA's National Tourist Route in Trollstigen is among nine selected projects which will be displayed in-depth. Image via rra

The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (ArkDes) have revealed that In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face—the exhibition for the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, curated by David Basulto—will partly comprise "a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture." 300 projects, drawn from over 500 submissions to a recent open call, will be complemented by an in-depth study of nine projects completed post-2008 by practices including Tham & Videgård, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, and Lahdelma & Mahlamäki.

"Just as Sverre Fehn’s pavilion is a crystallisation of Nordic architecture—embodying a precise and fluid articulation of structure, light, and nature—the nine we have chosen to focus in on as particularly representative of the contemporary scene have a similar gravitas and complexity – but with their own distinct identities" says Basulto, who has made the selection alongside James Taylor-Foster, Assistant Curator.

Tree Hotel / Tham & Videgård (Harads, Sweden). Image © Lindman Photography             Finnish Nature Centre /Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (Haltia, Finland). Image © Mika Huisman Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture (Jyväskylä, Finland). Image ©  Mikko Auerniitty Råå Daycare Center / Dorte Mandrup (Kustgaten, Sweden). Image © Adam Mørk + 12

Valencia / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

01:00 - 14 February, 2015
Valencia / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, © Torben Eskerod
© Torben Eskerod

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod + 25

Råå Day Care Center / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Råå Day Care Center / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

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

Elkiær+ Ebbeskov and Leth & Gori Win Competition for Multifunctional Sports Centre

01:00 - 11 March, 2014
Elkiær+ Ebbeskov and Leth & Gori Win Competition for Multifunctional Sports Centre, © Bloom Images. Image Courtesy of Elkiær+ Ebbeskov / LETH & GORI
© Bloom Images. Image Courtesy of Elkiær+ Ebbeskov / LETH & GORI

Danish architects Elkiær + Ebbeskov (E+E) and Leth & Gori have won an invited competition to design a large multifunctional sports building in Langvang, Denmark. Competing against teams led by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, CEBRA, COBE and Kontur, their winning proposal features a combined sports hall and community centre consisting of a series of multifunctional arenas for activities and events. The scheme also includes a masterplan of the surrounding area centered around sports and recreation.

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Aarhus Harbour

01:00 - 16 November, 2013
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Aarhus Harbour, Visualization. Image © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Visualization. Image © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has won a competition to design a landmark urban sculpture in Aarhus Harbour, a new district in Denmark's second largest city. The tower, shaped like a "sharp origami cut," is designed to "celebrating vision and social encounters at the edge of the water." Made of welded steel plates, the structure will be manufactured in a shipyard before being sailed to site. 

Ama'r Children's Culture House / Dorte Mandrup

01:00 - 18 June, 2013
©  Jens Lindhe
© Jens Lindhe

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup ©  Jens Lindhe + 34

Marthagården Day Care Centre competition winner / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter + LETH & GORI

11:12 - 18 October, 2011
Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

A team consisting of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Leth & Gori Architects, Marianne Levinsen Landscape with Henrik Larsen and Jørgen Nielsen engineers have won the competition for Marthagården day care centre in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

The project includes the renovation and transformation of two existing buildings and an extension facilitating groups of children and workshops. Furthermore the project offers a remodeling of the exterior landscape and playground. More information and complete architect’s description after the break.

Community centre Herstedlund / Dorte Mandrup

00:00 - 6 September, 2009
Community centre Herstedlund / Dorte Mandrup, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    2620 Albertslund, Denmark
  • Architect

    Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps
  • Construction Engineer

    Jørgen Nielsen A/S
  • Engineering, Electricity & Plumbing

    Jens-Peter Madsen ApS
  • Client

    Freja Ejendomme A/S
  • Constractor

    N. H. Hansen og Søn A/S
  • Area

    875.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Skansen Residences / Dorte Mandrup

00:00 - 18 March, 2009
Skansen Residences / Dorte Mandrup

Skansen Residences / Dorte Mandrup Skansen Residences / Dorte Mandrup Skansen Residences / Dorte Mandrup Skansen Residences / Dorte Mandrup + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ringsted, Denmark
  • Architect

    Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps
  • Engineer

    Lemming & Eriksson A/S
  • Client

    Brainstones Development ApS
  • Area

    790.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006

Youth Recreation & Culture Center / CEBRA + Dorte Mandrup

00:00 - 27 February, 2009
Youth Recreation & Culture Center / CEBRA + Dorte Mandrup

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect

    Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps + Cebra Arkitekter A/S
  • Engineer

    NCC Construction Danmark
  • Turn Key Contractor

    Partnering NCC Construction Danmark / Mangor & Nagel Arkitektfirma A/S
  • Client

    Gentofte Municipality
  • Area

    2600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Skanderborggade Day Care Centre / Dorte Mandrup

00:00 - 13 November, 2008
Skanderborggade Day Care Centre / Dorte Mandrup

Skanderborggade Day Care Centre / Dorte Mandrup Skanderborggade Day Care Centre / Dorte Mandrup Skanderborggade Day Care Centre / Dorte Mandrup Skanderborggade Day Care Centre / Dorte Mandrup + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect

    Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter  Aps
  • Engineer

    Jørn Tækker A/S
  • Client

    City of Copenhagen - Department of Labour & Family Affairs
  • Contractor

    NCC Brøndby
  • Project Year

    2005