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Løkken Central Library in Denmark by Rosan Bosch Studio

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Rosan Bosch Studio

In the small seaside town Løkken children and adults splash around in waves of play and creativity after the local library opened its doors to a new innovative library designed by Rosan Bosch Studio. The Library Board wanted to challenge and inspire children and adults to play, learn and be creative in new and imaginative ways. Ambitions that have guided the development of an innovative library design, with a specific focus on new and differentiated learning zones in a physical learning environment that supports different ways of learning and working with strategic content curation.

Image Courtesy © Rosan Bosch Studio

Image Courtesy © Rosan Bosch Studio

  • Architects: Rosan Bosch Studio
  • Project: Løkken Central Library
  • Location: Løkken, Denmark
  • Client: Hjørring Bibliotekerne
  • Scope: 350m2
  • Year: 2016

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NOKKEN – Kindergarten and nursery in Copenhagen, Denmark by Christensen & Co. architects

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Article source: Christensen & Co. architects 

The new Kindergarten and nursery is placed by the sea, on the tip of Islands Brygge in Copenhagen and the architecture is designed in accordance with the surrounding existing buildings, an area characterised by small boathouses and small dwellings. While still in the capital of Denmark, the children will have a daily life filled with fresh sea air and the sound of seagulls. 

Nokken houses 124 children (3 nursery groups and 4 pre-school groups), has a good indoor climate and sustainable materials.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk, photographer

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk, photographer

  • Architects: Christensen & Co. architects
  • Project: NOKKEN – Kindergarten and nursery
  • Location: Runholdtsvej 91. Islands Brygge, DK2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography:  Adam Mørk photographer, Bo Bolther photographer
  • Collaborators: Rambøll DK (Engineers), Johansson Landscape architects
  • Year: 2014

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NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre in Copenhagen, Denmark by LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

The project was to construct an indoor sports arena in an already existing urban environment. The challenge was to find the right architectural connection and identity between the existing structures and the new building. The functions of the new building, its dance hall, gym and lecture halls were different from that of the existing buildings and finding the right balance became a key priority.  The new indoor arena is pressed into the landscape and solidly grounded in order to ensure that the structure is kept on the same horizontal level as the existing structures. Pockets of light and air have been constructed to underline the different levels and dimensions of the surrounding landscape and the creation of layers in the façade to the Northwest is constructed in order to connect the exterior with the interior of the building. NOBIS’ façade reveals an inner secret, an inner structure and a layered structure to form an arena that serve as the surrounding structure for the game on the pitch. The layered construction of the faced is made up of ‘translucent polycarbons and expanded metalthat has a shading effect. The choice of materials ensures that the light in the arena is always changing and somewhat diffuse. The arena has a uniformed façade that leaves a different visual impression depending on the amount of light both inside and outside. On the backside of the Northwest end of the façade the columns and beams are revealed. The Arena is a place made for ‘combat’ – for physical challenges and heated matches – set within raw and bare columns.

Image Courtesy © LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

Image Courtesy © LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

  • Architects: LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER(Michael W. Laungaard)
  • Project: NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, hand drawing and physical models
  • Client: HF-Centre Efterslægten
  • Client Advisor: Nikolaj Thymark
  • Engineer: Kristian Rahbæk
  • Budget: 36 mio DKK
  • Area: 2200 m2
  • Year: 2011-2013
  • Status: Finalized

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The Opal in Copenhagen, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter 

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has won the competition to design an extension to the existing headquarters of The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA. “The Opal” is technological advanced and a true eye catcher. It will be prominently placed in the Copenhagen Harbour.

The building is named “The Opal”, which refers to the oval gemstone that reflects all colours of the spectrum. The reference is evident in both form and structure. The new landmark will have a similar play of colours when the water is reflected in its skin and through projected lights in the facade.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Project: The Opal
  • Location: Kalvebod Brygge 31, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA

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South Harbour School in Kjellerup, Denmark by JJW Architects

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: v2com

South Harbour School in Copenhagen is the winner of WAN Education Award 2016. JJW Architects, one of Denmark’s largest architectural firms, are responsible for the project. South Harbour School is also part of the Danish contribution to The 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice that opens 28th of May.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod 

  • Architects: JJW Architects
  • Project: South Harbour School
  • Location: Støberigade, 2450 København SV, Kjellerup, Denmark
  • Photography: Torben Eskerod 
  • Client: Municipality of Copenhagen
  • Engineer: NIRAS
  • Landscape: JJW Landscape / PK3 Landskab
  • Sport consultants: Keinicke & Overgaard Arkitekter
  • Major Contractors: B. Nygaard Sørensen A/S / G.V.L. ENTREPRISE A/S / Lindpro / Jakon A/S
  • Construction Management: Friis Andersen Arkitekter
  • Artistic project: Peter Holst Henckel
  • Area: 9.500 m²
  • Period: 2006 – 2015

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Ragnarock in Roskilde, Denmark by MVRDV and COBE

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV + COBE 

Today, a new spectacular museum for rock, pop and youth culture, designed by Danish architects COBE and Dutch architects MVRDV, is inaugurated in Roskilde, Denmark by HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark. The new museum is clad in dramatic golden studs and sits among old warehouses that previously housed a concrete factory in Roskilde, just outside of Copenhagen.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj

  • Architects: MVRDV and COBE
  • Project: Ragnarock
  • Location: Musicon, Rabalderstræde 16, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Client: ROMU
  • General Contractor: B. Nygaard Sørensen, Denmark
  • Landscape Architects: LIW Planning, Denmark
  • Engineers: Norconsult, Denmark
  • Client Advisor: Roskilde Kommune v/ Lauge Brandt
  • Budget: 125 mio. DKK / 16,8 mio EUR
  • Size: 3.100 m2
  • Year of construction: 2014 – 2016

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Children’s Culture House Ama’r in Copenhagen, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

The Children’s Culture House offers various play facilities and programmes for children of all ages.

Located on a street corner, the structure mediates between the adjoining brick buildings, which are of different height. In it’s form and use of materials, however, the centre is quite distinct. A silvery aluminium skin, perforated by square windows is drawn over the roof and outer walls and the lower height at the corner allows sunlight to enter the rear courtyard. The expression of the Children’s Culture House is surprising and imaginative: the roof and facades are treated the same, and the House does not have a “start” and “end” as ordinary houses do.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Project: Children’s Culture House Ama’r
  • Location: Øresundsvej 8B, 2300 København S, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Municipality of Copenhagen
  • Engineer: Dominia
  • Contractor: Anker Hansen & co.
  • Area: 1.085 squaremetres
  • Construction time: Oct. 2011 – Nov. 2012

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Aarhus School in Denmark by EGA_ErikGiudiceArchitecture

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: EGA_ErikGiudiceArchitecture 

CONCEPT

For the new Aarhus School we propose a pedagogical toolbox inspired by the industrial history of the site, an ever- changing urban catalyst offering flexibility and opens towards the city and the future.

The project is placed close to the Katapult theatre and the Godsbanens cultural centre to create a vivid cultural platform.

Image Courtesy © Erik Giudice Architecture

Image Courtesy © Erik Giudice Architecture

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Campus Hall – Student Housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects 

The design of the new student housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is based on a strong community spirit. The 250 student residences are located in three interconnected 15-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective. The building’s distinctive shape will make it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Campus Hall – Student Housing for the University of Southern Denmark
  • Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Client: The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation
  • Landscape architect: C.F. Møller Landscape
  • Engineer: Niras
  • Size: 13,700 m2 (250 housing units)
  • Year: 2012-2015
  • Awards: Preferred design from a parallel commission, 2012

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Down in the Deep Blue Sea in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Article source: C.F. Møller 

The new Nordhavn district is taking shape fast, and, having won the international Nordhavn Islands project competition, C.F. Møller Landscape will now create one of the first and most unique projects in, on and under the water in the quarter.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

  • Architects: C.F. Møller
  • Project: Down in the Deep Blue Sea
  • Location: New Nordhavn district, Copenhagen, Denmark

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