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A Video Interview with 3XN Founder on Sustainable Design Principles

11:00 - 26 June, 2019
A Video Interview with 3XN Founder on Sustainable Design Principles, © International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam
© International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam

Louisiana Channel has released their latest video interview with 3XN founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, in which she reflects on the firm’s design for the Olympic House, the new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee, which is heralded as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings.

3XN's Olympic House Opens in Lausanne

05:00 - 25 June, 2019
3XN's Olympic House Opens in Lausanne, Olympic House. Image © International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam
Olympic House. Image © International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam

During the worldwide celebration of Olympic Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) inaugurated its new headquarters, Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland. Designed by Danish architecture firm 3XN, the project aims to bring together the IOC staff – 500 employees currently spread across Lausanne in four locations - under one roof at a single site. The new headquarters was made to further the mission of international cooperation, transparency and sustainability.

Olympic House. Image © International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam Olympic House. Image © International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam Olympic House. Image © International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam Olympic House. Image © International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam + 14

AD Interviews: Kim Nielsen of 3XN

04:30 - 5 June, 2019

During the World Architecture Festival 2018, which will be held this year again in Amsterdam, we had the chance to sit down with Kim Nielsen, one of the founders of Denmark-based firm 3XN.

3XN Designs the Tallest Timber Office Building in North America

09:00 - 21 March, 2019
3XN Designs the Tallest Timber Office Building in North America, © 3XN
© 3XN

3XN has released details of its plans for T3 Bayside, the first office building in Toronto’s emerging Bayside community, and the tallest timber office building in North America. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the structure stands at 42 meters in height and serves as part of the 2,000-acre revitalization initiative to transform Toronto’s waterfront.

The scheme is designed to reflect and emphasize the emerging neighborhood in which it sits, intertwining principals of life, work, and play. A continuously-activated ground level is abundant with retail opportunities, bleeding into a central plaza, exhibition spaces, flexible office spaces, and coworking facilities.

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Wonderwoods by MVSA Architects and Stefano Boeri Architetti is the MIPIM/AR Future Project of the Year

09:00 - 15 March, 2019
Wonderwoods by MVSA Architects and Stefano Boeri Architetti is the MIPIM/AR Future Project of the Year, Wonderwoods by MVSA Architects + Stefano Boeri Architetti. Image via MIPIM
Wonderwoods by MVSA Architects + Stefano Boeri Architetti. Image via MIPIM

MIPM and The Architectural Review have recognized “Wonderwoods” by MVSA Architects and Stefano Boeri Architetti as the overall winner for their Future Projects Award 2019. Developed for client G&S Vastgoed, the twin 90-meter towers in Utrecht, The Netherlands, provide a balance between nature and the city.

The defining feature of the scheme is a living green façade absorbing 5.4 tonnes of CO2 per year, behind which sits a mix of homes, offices, and public facilities. The scheme is one of several projects to win at the 2019 awards, with 16 award categories celebrating the flourishing of nature in the city, seeking to “restore our ability to connect with the natural world as our planet undergoes the largest wave of urban growth in history.”

Wonderwoods by MVSA Architects + Stefano Boeri Architetti. Image via MIPIM Aqualuna by 3XN Architects. Image via MIPIM Stockholm Loop by Belatchew Arkitekt. Image via MIPIM Tropicalia by Coldefy & Associés. Image via MIPIM + 16

3XN Design a Respectful Stadium for Munich's Olympic Park

11:00 - 15 February, 2019
3XN Design a Respectful Stadium for Munich's Olympic Park, © 3XN
© 3XN

3XN has designed a new multipurpose arena on the site of the former Olympic cycling track stadium in Munich’s Olympic Park. The Copenhagen-based firm was awarded the contract with German landscape and urban planning firm LATZ+PARTNER to design an 11,500-capacity arena that will serve as the home of German ice hockey champions Munich Red Bulls and German basketball champions FC Bayern Munich.

Manifesting as an oval structure, the sports arena “naturally and respectfully melds into the world-famous Olympic Park with its many iconic buildings.” A green roof combines with a façade of vertical lamellas to allow the scheme to blend with its urban context, with breaks in the lamellas forming glass-paneled entrances.

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3XN's Arena to Transform UNESCO Heritage Area of Bergen, Norway

16:00 - 30 August, 2018
3XN's Arena to Transform UNESCO Heritage Area of Bergen, Norway, © 3XN
© 3XN

3XN has been commissioned to design a new arena and masterplan for central Bergen, Norway. Responding to the city’s ambition to revitalize the core of its UNESCO World Heritage Site, the scheme will act as an anchor for the development of an entirely new neighborhood connecting the inner city with the waterfront.

The scheme is intended as an “urban arena” serving as a destination for concerts, sports, and cultural events in an underutilized central part of the city. The design of the arena will also incorporate a vibrant public district “offering places to live, play, rest, and work.”

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3XN Reveals Design for Extension of Silkeborg Museum

06:00 - 16 May, 2017
3XN Reveals Design for Extension of Silkeborg Museum, Courtesy of 3XN Architects
Courtesy of 3XN Architects

3XN Architects have released design plans for a new contemporary extension of the Historical Silkeborg Museum in Denmark. The museum houses some of the oldest and well-preserved bog bodies in the world: The Tollund Man and Elling Woman. Through the 1,858 square meter extension that includes a contemporary “roofscape” rising from the marshland, the design seeks to build a stronger identity for the museum through its architecture.

Interior Exhibition Space Design Model with Site Courtesy of 3XN Architects Plan of Silkeborg Museum with Extension + 8

Stockholm City Station / 3XN Architects

04:00 - 4 September, 2012
Courtesy of 3XN Architects
Courtesy of 3XN Architects

Marking the entrance to Stockholm’s inner city center, the Stockholm City Station. Designed by 3XN Architects, integrates the station, a hotel, conference center, and apartments. The main idea behind the design was to create a building that gently adjusts to the area’s existing building in scale and expression, and which reinterprets a number of local Swedish design traditions. Containing a number of public and private functions, the building will contribute positively to creating life in the surrounding neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rigshospitalet Hospital Expansion / 3XN Architects + aarhus architects

22:00 - 29 May, 2012
Courtesy of 3XN Architects
Courtesy of 3XN Architects

3XN architects and Aarhus Architects in collaboration with Nickl & Partner Architechten, Grontmij and Kirstine Jensen Studio, has won the prestigious competition for the expansion of Copenhagen’s main hospital, Rigshospitalet, which is expected to be completed in early 2017. The winning proposal for Copenhagen’s most centrally located hospital extension ensures 76,000 m2 of efficient and timesaving logistics, while daylight, green spaces and views of the neighboring park contribute to the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

University Building Winning Proposal / 3XN Architects

23:00 - 24 February, 2012

3XN Architects shared with us their competition winning proposal for the new university building in Uppsala, Sweden. Their design concept bridges the past and the future by extending the lines from the historical surroundings into an innovative structure. Pointing towards future through its flexible and open spaces, it encourages new ways of working, studying and collaborating. More architects’ description after the break.