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Designmuseum Danmark / COBE

06:00 - 15 July, 2019
Designmuseum Danmark / COBE, © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST
© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Category

  • Gross Built Area

    685 m2 (plaza) and 95 m2 (café, ticket office and museum shop)
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Droplet Pavilion / Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard

01:00 - 11 July, 2019
The Droplet Pavilion / Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard, © Niels Gammelgaard
© Niels Gammelgaard

© Niels Gammelgaard © Niels Gammelgaard © Niels Gammelgaard © Niels Gammelgaard + 27

Red Cross Volunteer House / COBE

08:00 - 9 July, 2019
Red Cross Volunteer House / COBE, © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST
© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

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

Bjarke Ingels Reflects on his Waste-Energy Ski Slope Plant in Copenhagen

09:00 - 19 June, 2019
Bjarke Ingels Reflects on his Waste-Energy Ski Slope Plant in Copenhagen , © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

Bjarke Ingels has featured in a new documentary about BIG’s Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen. Known for its iconic ski slope, the hybrid plant produces district heating for 60,000 households annually from waste generated in Copenhagen, and electricity for 30,000 houses.

Architect Transforms a Copenhagen Railway Depot into a Colorful Playground

07:00 - 6 June, 2019
Architect Transforms a Copenhagen Railway Depot into a Colorful Playground, © Illya Rastvorov
© Illya Rastvorov

The 2019 CANactions International Architecture Festival focused on an exploration of a notion of "Hromada" — Ukrainian name for the 'community', which is embedded into the country's historic and cultural codes and reflected in contemporary social movements and architectural forms.

Architect Illya Rastvorov is one of the winners of this year’s CANactions Youth Competition presented in Kyiv, Ukraine. For his proposal, the architect transformed the railroad depot of the Copenhagen Railway Station in Denmark into the “Copenhagen Playground”, a recreational area that caters to people of all ages and enhances the social conditions of the city.

© Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov + 7

The Royal Danish Opera / Henning Larsen

00:00 - 19 April, 2019
The Royal Danish Opera / Henning Larsen, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 74

Third Nature and Lendager Group Design Upcycled High-Rise for Copenhagen

05:00 - 15 April, 2019
Third Nature and Lendager Group Design Upcycled High-Rise for Copenhagen, CPH Common House. Image Courtesy of THIRD NATURE
CPH Common House. Image Courtesy of THIRD NATURE

Danish architecture firms Lendager Group and TREDJE NATUR designed the CPH Common House to be a new residential and commercial building in the Ørestad area of Copenhagen. The high-rise would feature recycled tiles and concrete with brick fractures, paneling constructed from recycled window frames and reclaimed wood flooring. In total, the design team estimates the Common House would make use of 17,577 tons of recycled waste material. The project was designed to be “the world’s first upcycled high rise” for its use of upcycled post-consumer material.

CPH Common House. Image Courtesy of THIRD NATURE CPH Common House. Image Courtesy of THIRD NATURE CPH Common House. Image Courtesy of THIRD NATURE CPH Common House. Image Courtesy of THIRD NATURE + 12

The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019

07:30 - 8 April, 2019
The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019, Strandbar Herrmann. Vienna, Austria. Image © Christian Stemper, via Vienna Tourist Board
Strandbar Herrmann. Vienna, Austria. Image © Christian Stemper, via Vienna Tourist Board

For ten consecutive years, Vienna ranks first in the Mercer survey on cities with the best quality of life in the world. In this edition to the global ranking, eight Western European cities join the top ten, even when "trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate", as Mercer points out in its report.

The Royal Library / SHL

03:00 - 19 March, 2019
The Royal Library / SHL, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 27

SPACE10 Redesign / SPACE10 + Spacon & X

10:00 - 13 March, 2019
SPACE10 Redesign / SPACE10 + Spacon & X, © Hampus Berndtson
© Hampus Berndtson

© Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson + 39

IKEA's Research Lab SPACE10 Designs a Solar Village to Rethink Renewable Energy

13:00 - 8 March, 2019
IKEA's Research Lab SPACE10 Designs a Solar Village to Rethink Renewable Energy, SolarVille by SPACE10. Image © Irina Boersma
SolarVille by SPACE10. Image © Irina Boersma

IKEA’s research and design laboratory SPACE10 has unveiled their latest project, SolarVille, to showcase new ways to democratize access to clean, renewable energy. Based in Copenhagen, the team partnered with blockchain experts BLOC, Blocktech, WeMoveIdeas India and architecture practice SachsNottveit. The project explores how combining new technologies with solar power can make clean energy more affordable. The vision centers on cooperative micro-grids where homeowners can become makers and traders of clean energy.

SolarVille by SPACE10. Image © Irina Boersma SolarVille by SPACE10. Image © Irina Boersma SolarVille by SPACE10. Image © Irina Boersma SolarVille by SPACE10. Image © Irina Boersma + 11

SquareOne Proposes Repurposing a Water Tower as Public Spas/Student Housing

13:00 - 18 February, 2019
SquareOne Proposes Repurposing a Water Tower as Public Spas/Student Housing, Public spa. Image Courtesy of SquareOne
Public spa. Image Courtesy of SquareOne

Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to go swimming inside a water tower. In reality, it would probably be dark and creepy and not as cool as it sounds, but that’s not the case with Danish firm SquareOne’s design, where the top of an abandoned water tower becomes a public swimming pool and spa. Utilizing the existing structural system of the tower, SquareOne is also proposing adding 40+ student housing units suspended around the tower. This dual-purpose scheme addresses Copenhagen’s desperate housing shortage while also giving new life to an old building.

 

Interior beam structure of Taarnby water tower. Image Courtesy of SquareOne Existing Taarnby water tower. Image Courtesy of SquareOne Proposed Taarnby water tower. Image Courtesy of SquareOne Courtesy of SquareOne + 10

The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future

07:30 - 18 January, 2019
The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future, Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipality
Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipality

As the world population grows, designers look to develop the seas. Architecture and planning firm, URBAN POWER strategically designed nine man-made islands off the southern coast of Copenhagen to combat many of the city’s impending challenges. The islets, called Holmene, address demands for tech space, fossil-free energy production, flood barriers, and even public recreation space.

Seven New Landmarks Designed for Copenhagen's Amager Nature Park

07:00 - 15 January, 2019
Seven New Landmarks Designed for Copenhagen's Amager Nature Park, Amager Nature Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT and Møller & Grønborg
Amager Nature Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT and Møller & Grønborg

A team of Danish designers and architects have won the competition to design seven new landmarks for Amager Nature Park near Copenhagen City Centre. ADEPT, Møller & Grønborg, SNC-Lavalin Atkins and BARK Rådgivning submitted a proposal for a series of structures featuring wooden roof forms around outdoor activities and experiences. The new landmarks are designed to create a holistic experience of the urban nature reserve and contribute to the park’s future growth.

Amager Nature Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT and Møller & Grønborg Amager Nature Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT and Møller & Grønborg Amager Nature Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT and Møller & Grønborg Amager Nature Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT and Møller & Grønborg + 16

The European School Copenhagen / NORD Architects + Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

08:00 - 10 January, 2019
The European School Copenhagen / NORD Architects + Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 29

InVision Launches Free Study Abroad Program for Designers

11:00 - 20 December, 2018
InVision Launches Free Study Abroad Program for Designers, © flickr user gordon-s, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
© flickr user gordon-s, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

For architects with travel-related New Year resolutions, software company InVision has launched a free “Design Exchange” program for professional designers eager to see the world on a budget.

The “Design Exchange” program is open to any senior designer with over 6 years of professional experience and offers one-week-long, organized exchanges during every quarter of 2019. Destinations already announced include Sydney (Spring 2019), Copenhagen (Summer 2019), and Singapore (Winter 2020).

Sustainable Startup Beats out BIG, Henning Larsen for a New Eco-Village in Copenhagen

02:30 - 4 December, 2018
Sustainable Startup Beats out BIG, Henning Larsen for a New Eco-Village in Copenhagen, UN17. Image Courtesy of tmrw.se
UN17. Image Courtesy of tmrw.se

Sustainability startup Lendager Group have beat out BIG and Henning Larsen in a competition to design a new eco-village in Copenhagen, Denmark. With the project UN17 village, Lendager Group designed the first project in the world that will translate all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible action. After nearly 25 years of planning, the 400 new homes will complete the new city district, Ørestad South.

UN17. Image Courtesy of tmrw.se UN17. Image Courtesy of tmrw.se UN17. Image Courtesy of tmrw.se UN17. Image Courtesy of tmrw.se + 14