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Copenhagen: The Latest Architecture and News

A New Layer of Public Space: The Case for Activating Urban Rooftops

In increasingly denser urban environments, there is a new-found interest in underused spaces as opportunities for further development. Representing up to 25% of cities' land area, rooftops are among the most exciting spatial resources. From sustainable infrastructure and urban farming to social spaces and cultural venues, the article looks into the potential of creating a multi-layered city through the activation of urban rooftops.

CopenHill by BIG. Image © Hufton+CrowGreen Cloud by ZHUBO-AAO. Image © John SiuRodeph Sholom School Playdecks by Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects. Image © Francis DzikowskiYOU+International Youth Community Shenzhen by officePROJECT. Image © Chao Zhang+ 10

Vester Voldgade Apartment / Studio David Thulstrup

© Irina Boersma© Irina Boersma© Irina Boersma© Irina Boersma+ 27

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Interior Designers: Studio David Thulstrup
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dinesen, Brdr Krüger, File Under Pop, Klassik, Kvadrat, +5

Carlsberg Group Central Office / C.F. Møller Architects

© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk+ 67

Teahouse Ø / PAN- Projects

© Anika Kondo© David Hugo Cabo© Anika Kondo© Anika Kondo+ 25

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: PAN- Projects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  11
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Enscape, McNeel, RIAS

POPL Restaurant / Spacon & X

© Bjørn Bertheussen© Bjørn Bertheussen© Bjørn Bertheussen© Bjørn Bertheussen+ 33

  • Architects: Spacon & X
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  160
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Richlite, JAB, Linolie & Pigment, Organoid

NORD Architects and BBP Arkitekter Win Competition to Design Copenhagen's New "Food Culture" Public School

NORD Architects and BBP Arkitekter recently won the competition to design and build a new public school in one of Copenhagen's most dense urban districts. The challenge of the design was to create a structure that properly fits in the already complex context, complementing the district's "high urban density, postindustrial heritage, and vital infrastructure".

Cubic Houses / ADEPT

© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST+ 19

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  125000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Randers Tegl, Dalton, Unoform

Schmidt Hammer Lassen and BOGL to Transform a Former Prison Site in Denmark

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and BOGL were selected by the municipality of Albertslund and Freja Ejendomme to re-imagine Vridsløselille, a facility that housed once a state prison, and transform the site into an attractive, green district with a distinct identity derived from its unique heritage. The scheme was chosen alongside another project by COBE to create a combined vision for the future development of the area.

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What We Can (and Can’t) Learn from Copenhagen

This article was originally published on Common Edge

I spent four glorious days in Copenhagen in 2017 and left with an acute case of urban envy. (I kept thinking: It’s like..an American Portland—except better.) Why can’t we do cities like this in the United States? That’s the question an urban nerd like me asks while strolling the famously pedestrian-friendly streets, as hordes of impossibly blond and fit Danes bicycle briskly past.

Denmark's Innovative Public Projects Captured by Hufton+Crow: Copenhill by BIG, Tingbjerg Library and Køge Nord Station by COBE

Hufton+Crow has unveiled its latest series of images, capturing Denmark's recent and inventive projects, completed between 2018 and 2019. The photographs showcase CopenHill Energy Plant and Urban Recreation Center by BIG, along with Tingbjerg Library and Culture House and Køge Nord Station, both designed by COBE.

Copenhill. Image © Hufton+CrowTingbjerg Library. Image © Hufton+CrowKøge Nord Station. Image © Hufton+CrowKøge Nord Station. Image © Hufton+Crow+ 45

Park ‘n’ Play by JAJA Architects Wins Danish Design Award 2020

The parking house, entitled Parking House + Konditaget Lüders, has just won the international design award Danish Design Award 2020 in the category of “Liveable Cities”. Designed by JAJA Architects, the intervention refurbished the roof of a parking house into living urban space with sports and play equipment.

Copenhagen Architecture Festival x 2020

The festival attracts between 50-100.000 audiences every year to a public program of guided tours, film screenings, debates, seminars, workshops and exhibitions focusing on architecture and urbanism.

It was initially going to run in the cities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense from 23rd of April – 3rd of May under the title ‘The Welfare City in Transition’. The dates and formats changed for obvious reasons, but the theme of the festival is more relevant than ever.

1st – 11th of October will be the new dates to run parts of its intended program together with its collaborators as the country is

Marshall Blecher & Studio Fokstrot Imagine Floating Islands in the Center of Copenhagen

Marshall Blecher & Studio Fokstrot have introduced “wilderness and whimsy”, to the Danish capital by creating a series of floating islands in the city’s harbor. Adding a new archetype to the urban space, the project can be used by boaters, fishermen, kayakers, stargazers, and swimmers.

Danish Architecture Center Launches New Design Podcast

The Danish Architecture Center (DAC) in Copenhagen has launched a free podcast series called Let’s Talk Architecture. The series is in English, with nine episodes available on iTunes and Spotify. Though the center is currently closed for the time being due to the world-wide coronavirus pandemic, the institution is still working to share knowledge about architecture, cities, engineering, and design with the public.

© BLOX / Rasmus Hjortshøj - COASTCourtesy of Danish Architecture Center© BLOX / Rasmus Hjortshøj - COASTCourtesy of Danish Architecture Center+ 8

Community Center / NORD Architects

© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk+ 19

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: NORD Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  934
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Junckers, Keflico, Stora Enso/ Lilleheden

Bjarke Ingels: "If we can Change the Climate of the World by Accident, Imagine What we can Achieve by Trying"

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Bjarke Ingels is one of the most well-known architects of our time. During a conversation in Copenhagen between Ingels and Sky-Frame, he discussed his point of view, creating reality, immense courage and the secret behind his unwavering pragmatism.