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The Cliff in Copenhagen, Denmark by Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA

Introduction

”The Cliff” is an indoor public swimming bath in the Danish region Stevns. The architecture of the building is inspired by the cliffs of Stevns, Northern Europe’s most important geological locality. It is based on the transition between the landscape and the village, and the building rises steadily and proudly from the landscape in the east towards the buildings in the west. At the top end of the sloped roof, the white wall abruptly finishes the sculpture, and the furrowed front of the building and the window openings together illustrate how the facade is inspired by the chalk layers of the natural cliffs. A cut in the facade opens up the building to the landscape and allows the light to flood into it, while the white plaster facade fits the local white washed buildings.

Image Courtesy © Tom Jersøe

  • Architects: Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA
  • Project: The Cliff
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Tom Jersøe
  • Building project: Indoor public swimming bath in Stevns, Denmark
  • Area: 2000 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Project type: Competition
  • Client: Stevns Municipality
  • Engineering: Alectia
  • Water treatment: TeknologiskInstitut
  • Building contractor: MT Højgaard A/S

Eight pointed star shaped UN City is inaugurated in Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Article source: 3XN 

The new regional head office of the United Nations is designed with clear references to the UN’s identity and values: It is a building that physically reaches out to all parts the world, while the sculptural staircase in its core reflects the UN’s work to create global dialogue.

Image Courtesy © 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: Eight pointed star shaped UN City is inaugurated
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: FN Byen p.s. (Copenhagen Port & City Development)
  • Engineer: Orbicon a/s
  • Landscape: Schønherr

Elephant House in Copenhagen, Denmark by Foster + Partners

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Set within a historic royal park, adjacent to the Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen Zoo is among the oldest zoos in Europe and one of Denmark’s most popular cultural institutions, with 1.2 million visitors a year. Among the Zoo’s most visited inhabitants are the Indian elephants. The starting point for the design of this new Elephant House was to provide these magnificent animals with a healthy, stimulating environment and in the process to create easily accessible spaces from which visitors can see and enjoy them.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Elephant House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Foundation Realdania for Copenhagen Zoo
  • Area: 3250m2 internal (building – stables and visitor areas), 3500m2 external paddock areas, 2050 m2 visitor circulation/landscape
  • Internal breakdown: Visitor areas 900m2, Service areas 750m2, Stables 1600m2
  • Site Area: 8800m2
  • Number of Floors: 2 – main floor + mezzanine exhibition/entrance space
  • Capacity: 8 elephants, 6 keepers, 4 staff, 150 visitors max at any time (varies throughout year)
  • Glass domed roofs: Herd 45m x 23m, Bulls 30m x 15m

Terminal Connection in Copenhagen, Denmark by Danielsen Architecture

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Article source: Danielsen Architecture

Copenhagen Airport is continuously voted one of the best airports in the world and is a major hub in Scandinavia. As part of the Client goal to maintain this position the Terminal Connector was required to have iconic architectural presence while still being contextual with the existing terminal buildings. Further client requirements included, that the 300 meter long building was to function as a noise deflector at least 13 m high, and also provide a cantilevered roof for column-free bus parking area.

Image Courtesy © Danielsen Architecture

  • Architects: Danielsen Architecture
  • Project: Terminal Connection
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: CPH Copenhagen Airport
  • Year: 2005-2007
  • General contractor: Promecon
  • Project area: 4500  m²
  • Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
  • Budget: DKK 175 mill.
  • Project involvement: Competition Winner and Executing Architect

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Vinge Masterplan Proposal in Copenhagen, Denmark by EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

Welcome to vinge

Vinge is a brand new town planned in scenic nature surroundings 30 minutes from Copenhagen. The development of Vinge is a large project both in international and regional perspectives. With its development area of 350 hectares it is currently the largest urban development in Denmark. Wing will house around 10,000 residents and employ 4,000 people. The city will have its own train station and a new highway will take its residents rapidly to and from Copenhagen.

Image Courtesy EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

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4B in Copenhagen, Denmark by Holscher Arkitekter

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Article source: Holscher Arkitekter

In the centre of Copenhagen, close to Nyboder, Holscher Arkitekter has designed and constructed a residential project on a very narrow site of seven meters. The structure is unusual in its form, in its detailing and in its relation to the city.

The project 4B consists of a slim structure of glass, a plaster gable and a light cladding of Tombac. From the ground to the fourth floor the building is facing north and south. The structure is extruded from the street to the courtyard taking a cue in height from the tall adjacent red brick house and forming a white plaster wall against the 3 storey neighboring house.

Image Courtesy © Peter Nørby 

  • Architects: Holscher Arkitekter
  • Project: 4B
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Peter Nørby
  • Name of building: 4B
  • Address: Stokhusgade 4b
  • Builder: Claus Sivager/Nils Holscher
  • Finished: January 2008
  • Floorage: 580 m²
  • Co-workers: Nils Holscher partner, Claus Sivager partner, Mikkel Nordberg partner, Philip Pedersen sagsarkitekt, Maria-Rose Guldbrandsen stud, Thomas Bossel stud.
  • Engineer: Erik K. Jørgensen
  • Landscaper: Holscher Arkitekter as
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Nørrebrohallen in Copenhagen, Denmark by AG5

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: AG5

AG5 won, in an invited competition, the commission to revitalize and extend Nørrebrohallen (previously tram sheds) i Copenhagen. In a close dialogue with the users of the sports facilities the centre expanded its programme to meet the needs of a broader range of guests. The main entrance is now aligned with the adjacent square, Superkilen, and became the centerpiece for the local district with new functions such as café, multifunctional zones and digital displays.

Image Courtesy Søren Nielsen

  • Architects: AG5
  • Project: Nørrebrohallen
  • Location: Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Status: Completed
  • Client: Copenhagen Council
  • Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Branding: Punktum Design
  • Consultant: Antropologerne.com
  • Budget: 15 mio. kr.
  • Year: 2009 – 2012
  • Software used: Bentley Microstation

Ejby Campus in Copenhagen, Denmark by OKRA

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Article source: OKRA

OKRA wins competition in Glostrup-Copenhagen.

OKRA has won the competition, Ejby Business area in Glostrup Kommune near Copenhagen. Together with Danish offices CCO, ACT and Smith Innovation, OKRA created a sustainable and innovative development strategy focused on the creation of diverse programme and use of public space.

Image Courtesy OKRA

  • Architects: OKRA
  • Project: Ejby Campus
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sølund Retirement Community in Copenhagen, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Sølund retirement community is situated at one of the most distinguished locations in Copenhagen, in the vibrant urban space between the Copenhagen Lakes to the one side and the dynamic city street of Ryesgade to the other. Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal for the new Sølund is designed as one large, continuous building block that engages in close dialogue with the surrounding buildings and creates simple, easily accessible spatialities – both on the inside and on the outside. The project also includes a new daycare centre.

Street view : Image Courtesy Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: Sølund Retirement Community
  • Location:  Ryesgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: KAB
  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects, BBP Architects and architects Ole and Jytte Andersen
  • Landscape Architect: Schul Landscape Architects
  • Engineers: Henrik Larsen Consulting Engineers and Hundsbæk og Henriksen Consulting Engineers
  • Gross Floor Area: 38,500 m2
  • Type of Assignment: Finalist in invited, international competition
  • Team at Henning Larsen Architects: Lars Steffensen (responsible partner), Martin Stenberg (lead design architect), Mikkel Eskildsen, Rafel Crespo, Chenqi Jia, Charlotte Søderhamn Nielsen, Peter Dahlsgaard Nielsen, Christian Schjøll, Grace Xu, Martin Vraa Nielsen, Jakob Strømann-Andersen and Lærke Bjerre.

Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN Architects

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: 3XN Architects

The Client’s Brief:

The brief was closely inspired by Rigshospitalet’s vision can be expressed by a number of objectives, of which the following are of particular importance: To be the preferred choice for patients who need highly specialized hospital care, to have high usability and to be a workplace that employees are proud to be part of.

Masterplan for Rigshospitalet

  • Architects: 3XN Architects
  • Project:  Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects:
    • 3XN, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Aarhus Arkitekterne, Denmark
    • Nickl & Partner Architechten, Germany
  • Category: Future Projects – Health
  • WAF Entry: 2012
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Client / Developer: Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  • Environmental Engineer: Grontmij, Denmark
  • Landscape Architect: Kirstine Jensens Tegnestue, Denmark
  • Structural Engineer: Grontmij, Denmark

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