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The Silo in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: COBE 

As the centrepiece of Copenhagen’s redeveloped Nordhavn (North Harbour), Danish architects COBE and clients Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark unveil the completed transformation of The Silo. The former industrial silo was originally used as a storage container for grain. Fifty years later, the 17-storey silo has been converted for new use as a residential apartment building with 38 unique units, ranging from 106 m2 to 401 m2 in size, and with public functions such as event and dining facilities on the upper and lower levels.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: The Silo
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
  • Clients: Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Engineers: Balslev and Wessberg
  • Contractor: NRE Denmark
  • Size: 10,000 m2
  • Status: Commissioned in 2013, completed in 2017

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The Crystal in Copenhagen, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup A/S

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Dorte Mandrup A/S 

Nicknamed “The Crystal” because of its semi-translucent “skin” made out of polycarbonate that allows for the inner light to escape into the dark Copenhagen night, The Crystal has become somewhat of a local landmark. Flexibility and coherency are other keywords regarding The Crystal. The inner landscape is painted green, which creates a coherency that allows the various areas of the facility to seem visually and spatially connected – even when they are apart or on different levels. The building’s steel and timber structure is covered with opalescent polycarbonate panels with a low U-value. This translucent cover offers excellent daylight conditions.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup A/S
  • Project: The Crystal
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Torben Eskerod and Michael Reisch
  • Client: Copenhagen Municipality / LOA(Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities)
  • project team: Dorte Mandrup, Anders Brink, Lars Lindeberg, Jesper Henriksson Arno Brandlhuber, Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Jochen Kremer, Martin Kraushaar, Sarah Breidert
  • Engineer: Jørgen Nielsen Rådgivende ingeniører A/S
  • Contractor: NH Hansen & Søn A/S
  • size: 3400 m2
  • Completed: October 2006

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The Roof House in Copenhagen, Denmark by Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture

Natural light is an essential element when you build in the Nordic countries. Indirect light has a beautiful cold blue color that reminds you of the proximity to the ocean. The low sun from south adds a warmer yellow light to the spectrum. The Roof House is designed to catch both indirect and direct sunlight at the same time and turn in into an ever-changing experience when walking through the sequence of rooms.

A perforated wall circumferes the house and creates different grades of privacy and windless outdoor spaces. The house is crowned by a roof of sloped surfaces towards all four corners of the world.

Image Courtesy © Tia Borgsmidt

  • Architects: Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture
  • Project: Roof House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Tia Borgsmidt
  • Size: 150 m2
  • Materials: Untreated larch wood, concrete floor, windown from velfac and vitral.v

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Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) in Copenhagen, Denmark by DISSING+WEITLING architecture

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: DISSING+WEITLING architecture 

With the change from commercial harbour activities to residences and retail, the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen has undergone a pronounced transformation. In this case, the clients brief called for a somewhat minimal bicycle ramp providing an alternative to the staircase. DISSING+WEITLING saw a tremendous potential for the new ramp to become something more than just replacing the staircase. The solution was ‘The Bicycle Snake’. The 230m elevated ramp ensures the complete separation of cyclists and pedestrians – the cyclists can pass quickly and easily through the area, while experiencing unique and exciting views and the elevated road allows pedestrians to use the entire wharf avoiding perilous situations.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjorthoj

  • Architects: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
  • Project: Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake)
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Ole Malling and Rasmus Hjorthoj
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper

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Panda House in Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group 

Panda House responds to the species’ main threats to extinction – habitat loss and fragmentation – by providing a safe and contiguous environment that’s also conducive for reproduction. We proposed a circular shape for the design – befitting the site perfectly between existing buildings and enabling the literal yin-yang symbol to create separate enclosures for male and female pandas. The architectural parts of the earth are then lifted from either side of the “yin” and “yang” to form space for stables belowground, simultaneously creating an incline to naturally face the pandas toward the audience.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Panda House
  • Location: Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Copenhagen ZOO
  • Collaborators: SCHØNHERR, MOE
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leaders: Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Kamilla Heskje
  • Team: Maja Czesnik, Pawel Bussold, Jinseok Jang, Gökce Günbulut, Christian Lopez, Luca Senise, Høgni Laksáfoss, Sofia Sofianou, Carlos Soria, Victor Bejenaru, Claus Rytter Bruun de Neergaard, Gabrielé Ubareviciute, Eskild Schack Pedersen, Richard Howis, Tore Banke, Tobias Hjortdal, Joos Jerne, Hanne Halvorsen, Tommy Bjørnstrup, Joanna Plizga
  • Size in m22450
  • Date: 26/03/2017
  • Status: In Progress

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Jagtvej 69 – Vendepunktet in Copenhagen, Denmark by WE Architecture

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: WE Architecture

WE Architecture + Erik Juul have been commissioned to transform Jagtvej 69 to become a turning point for homeless people. Where housing and green gardens are creating a platform for the meeting between locals and homeless and a path for a new beginning.

The aim of the design for the new building on Jagtvej 69 is to create temporary accomodation for homeless people, as well as provide a space for a wide range of activities that would help them in their professional and social lives, improve communication with the authorities and help them take care of their physical and mental health. The proposal will provide the neighborhood with a new social meeting place, a space containing urban gardens and semi-public activities.

Image Courtesy © WE Architecture

  • Architects: WE Architecture
  • Project: Jagtvej 69 – Vendepunktet
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Collaborators: WE Architecture, Vendepunktet, Erik Juul
  • Assignment: Private
  • Type: Temporary homeless housing and urban gardens
  • Status: Idea
  • Size: ca 2000 m2

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Thurøhus in Copenhagen, Denmark by EFFEKT

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: EFFEKT 

Thurøhus is a new apartment building located on Thurøvej – a unique location in the dense city fabric of Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. Thurøhus is a reinterpretation of the typical Frederiksberg perimeter block, referencing the existing historical surroundings in materials and details, but at the same time offering a new interpretation and rejuvenation of the typology.

Image Courtesy © EFFEKT

  • Architects: EFFEKT
  • Project: Thurøhus
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Enok Holsegaard
  • Client: FB Gruppen
  • Collaborators: Ingcon
  • Size: 2.000 m2
  • Year: 2015-16
  • Status: Commission, Completed 2016

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PATIENT HOTEL in Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: 3XN

Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, Denmark’ s leading hospital, recently inaugurated its new Patient Hotel and Administrative Building, designed by 3XN Architects. 3XN designed the 7,400m2 building as an open, supportive and comfortable environment for patients, as well as an efficient work environment for the hospital’s administrative staff. The Patient Hotel offers 74 rooms on the three lower floors, while administrative offices comprise floors three to six.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mork

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: PATIENT HOTEL
  • Location: Juliane Maries Vej 18, DK-2100 Copenhagen
  • Photography: Adam Mork
  • Client: Rigshospitalet, Region H
  • Total Advisor: Aarhus Architects
  • Engineer: Grontmij
  • Landscape Architects: Kirstine Jensen
  • Interior: Rigshospitalet, Region H
  • Facade: Facade appears as a horizontal relief clad in the bright natural stone, Jura Gelb.
  • Floors: 6 (plus basement)
  • Size: 8.000m2 (Basement approximately 1,100 m2)
  • Construction Start: January 2014
  • Completed: August 2015
  • Official opening: August 21, 2015

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Krøyer Square in Copenhagen, Denmark by Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: COBE

Krøyers Plads is a five-story housing project with a significant location in the centre of the Copenhagen harbour area designed by Danish architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE. The award-winning and Nordic Eco-labelled project is now finished. The project is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach where folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new, and a modern, empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

  • Architects: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE
  • Project: Krøyer Square
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
  • Client: NCC Property Development
  • Landscape: GHB Landscape Architects
  • Engineer: COWI
  • Contractor: NCC Construction
  • Size: 20.000 m2
  • Status: Commission 2011, construction start 2013, completion end of 2015

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Pier C Copenhagen Airport in Denmark by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

As one of the largest hubs in Northern Europe, Copenhagen Airport experiences an increase in passenger growth. This requires special measures in relation to control of entry papers and passports, and therefore these trips all take place from a specific departure area of CHP Airport called Pier C.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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