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Automotive Showroom in Jutland, Denmark by KRADS

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Article source: KRADS

The automotive showroom is situated by the main gateway to the city Herning in Jutland, Denmark. The municipality of Herning and the client both wished for a showroom diverging from the stereotypical and one that simultaneously would stand out as an architectural icon. The solution became a rhombic volume divided into two halves by a diagonal cut,creating a dynamic and lucid showroom facing the main road, contrasted by the stable mass of a service centre behind. Placed at the edge of town it is a building where interior and exterior collaborate around the meeting between city and nature, and between function and space.

Image Courtesy © Tina Stephansen - Studio 55/KRADS

Image Courtesy © Tina Stephansen – Studio 55/KRADS

  • Architects: KRADS
  • Project: Automotive Showroom
  • Location: Silkeborgvej 110, 7400 Herning, Denmark
  • Photography: Tina Stephansen – Studio 55/KRADS
  • Completed: September 2013 (Started 2012)
  • Client (Private): Bjarne Nielsen A/S
  • Size: 4000 m2
  • Building Lot: 12600 m2
  • Collaborators: General Contractor: C.C. Contractor A/S, General Engineering: C.C. Contractors A/S, Structural Engineering: Bent Moesby A/S, Technical Engineering: Midtconsult A/S, Client Advisor: Finn Balle A/S
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers: Expanded aluminium facade and ceiling, anodized, colour bronze: Fils SPA and  Pro Montage A/S

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ZOOTOPIA in Givskud, Denmark by BIG

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: BIG

Architects’ greatest and most important task is to design man-made ecosystems – to ensure that our cities and buildings suit the way we want to live. We must make sure that our cities offer a generous framework for different people – from different backgrounds, economy, gender, culture, education and age – so they can live together in harmony while taking into account individual needs as well as the common good. Nowhere is this challenge more acrimonious than in a zoo. It is our dream – with Givskud – to create the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals’ lives and relationships with each other and visitors.

Image Courtesy © BIG

Image Courtesy © BIG

  • Architects: BIG
  • Project: ZOOTOPIA
  • Location: Givskud, Denmark
  • Date: 01/09/2013
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 1200000
  • Project type: Commission
  • Client: Givskud Zoo
  • PROJECT TEAM:
    • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
    • Project Leader: Nanna Gyldholm Møller
    • Team: Aleksander Wadas, Thomas Juul Jensen, Romain Pequin, Agnete Jukneviciute, Sofia Adolfsson and Maren Allen

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White Shining Objects 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Simon Hjermind Jensen / SHJWORKS

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source:  Simon Hjermind Jensen

“We do not know” was the common answer to the passersby, given by Shjworks while they were installing the project and were asked what it was. And it was true; Shjworks could not exactly tell what it was. They knew the project consisted of five white shining objects placed along a stretch of 400 m in the suburb of Husum just outside Copenhagen. They knew the objects would be illuminated from dusk till dawn, and they knew the height of the objects would vary from 4,2 m to 0,6 m. They also knew the project was the winning entry for a competition about urban spaces, arranged by the Copenhagen municipality. Together with the objects they included 7 benches, 3 planters and 95 step stones.

Simon Hjermind Jensen/ SHJWORKS

Simon Hjermind Jensen/ SHJWORKS

  • Architects: Simon Hjermind Jensen / SHJWORKS
  • Project: White Shining Objects 2014
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Project team: Simon Hjermind Jensen- Head of Design, Christian BøckerSørensen- Landscape Architect, Jakob Ingemansson- Architect, Hollie Gibbons- Architect

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COPENHAGEN MODERN LIBRARY in Denmark by Selim Senin

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Selim Senin

The main specialty of Danish culture is HYGGE. To reflect this cultural specialty on the project, spaces where people can spend time together, talk to each other, enjoy the scenery, make sportive activities, make presentations, and watch movies at night, etc. have been adopted. Three different routes have been planned to reach the terraces on which people can socialize. Our proposal is not merely a library to enter but a platform on which urban life keeps continuing thus a building which integrates with the city. As a response to classical repellant cognition of libraries, the building has a potential which can form an urban focus and where people would like to enjoy their day and night.

Image Courtesy © selim senin

Image Courtesy © selim senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: COPENHAGEN MODERN LIBRARY
  • Location: COPENHAGENDenmark
  • Software used: Sketchup , Autocad , Photoshop , vray

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Copenhagen Business School in Frederiksberg, Denmark by C.F. Møller

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: C.F. Møller

Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg Municipality, Metroselskabet and Realdania have announced that the C.F. Møller entry has won the contest to design the upcoming extension of CBS.

C.F. Møller Architects and C.F. Møller Landscape, working with Transform and Moe, have won the contest to design the new urban campus for Copenhagen Business School, CBS. The project aims to create the world’s best city campus.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

  • Architects: C.F. Møller
  • Project: Copenhagen Business School
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark

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THE CHILDREN’S HOME OF THE FUTURE in Kerteminde, Denmark by CEBRA

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: CEBRA

Danish architecture studio CEBRA has completed a pioneering project for a new type of 24-hour care centre for marginalized children and teenagers in Kerteminde, Denmark. The tile and wood cladded building plays with familiar elements and shapes to create a homely environment in a modern building that focuses on the residents’ special needs. The Children’s Home of the Future combines the traditional home’s safe environment with new pedagogical ideas and conceptions of what a modern children’s home is and which needs it should fulfil.

Image Courtesy © Mikkel Frost

Image Courtesy © Mikkel Frost

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: OUR HOUSE – THE CHILDREN’S HOME OF THE FUTURE
  • Location: StrandgårdsAlle, Kerteminde, Denmark
  • Photography: Mikkel Frost
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, VRay for Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Client: Kerteminde Municipality
  • Landscape architect: PK3
  • Engineer: Søren Jensen
  • Awards: Nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van derRohe Award 2015
  • Year: 2012 – 2014
  • Status: Completed

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The museum garden at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark by POLYFORM

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Article source: POLYFORM 

The new landscape in front of The National Gallery of Denmark is designed as a melting pot – where art can mix with urban life. The urban space is created by Danish POLYFORM Architects and Dutch landscape architects Karres en Brands and has received a warm welcome from the Copenhageners. At the opening event the museum set a new visitor record as almost 8.000 people celebrated the city’s new artsy urban space.

Courtesy © Wichmann+Bendtsen

Courtesy © Wichmann+Bendtsen

  • Architects: POLYFORM
  • Project: The museum garden at the National Gallery of Art
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Wichmann+Bendtsen, Helle Kristiansen
  • Software used: Autocad and for renderings Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator.
  • Client: The National Gallery of Denmark/ City of Copenhagen/ Annie og Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundation
  • Area: 10.000 square meters
  • Budget: 2,7 million euros
  • Team: Thomas Kock, Jonas Sangberg, Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Signe Hertzum, Nikolaj Frølund Thomsen, Henrik Thomas Faurskov, Sofie Mandrup, Sofia Bergman, Tomas Degenaar, Elke Krausmann, Sander Vedder, Marianne Weeke Borup og Julie Thorsø Hansen

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Red Cross Volunteer House in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: COBE

Today, a new iconic Volunteer House for the Danish Red Cross is being unveiled. The building is designed by Danish architects COBE in collaboration with PK3 landscape architects and Søren Jensen engineers.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Red Cross Volunteer House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Danish Red Cross – donated by the A. P. Møller Foundation
  • Engineers: Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma (Søren Jensen Consulting Engineer)
  • Landscape architects: PK3
  • Program: Volunteer House – exhibition and workshop spaces, incident rooms, conference rooms and café area
  • Size: 750 m2 (8073 ft2)
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in 2013, completed early 2016

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Thoughts on & tradition showroom in Copenhagen, Denmark by NORM . ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Article source: NORM . ARCHITECTS

The main idea for the & tradition showroom is to create a contemporary small scale version of a monochrome and harmonious village structure inside a big warehouse. The idea is to make the structure balance between a coherent minimalist spatial art installation – drawing on inspiration from works of artists and architects such as Donald Judd, Richard Serra and Peter Eisenman, combined with classic architectural elements from the village –  the main street, the alley, the square, the tower, the city wall, etc., etc.  Each house is this village will be built with a completely matt monochrome exterior – like a architectural model landscape in 1:1 only revealing each house very differentiated interior with each its own function and purpose. One house would be all wood inside resembling a minimalist Japanese pavilion. Another would be all color inside inspired more by Luis Barragan or Carlo Scarpa, creating a completely different universe for displaying the &tradition products. One house could serve as a meeting space, one as a workshop for product development, one as the place where the staff gathers to eat their lunch, etc. etc.  Some of these houses will be creating in collaboration with some of the companies &tradition work with – like Kvadrat and Dinesen, where clients are also able to see and choose materials for the furniture.

Image Courtesy © NORM . ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © NORM . ARCHITECTS

Architects: NORM . ARCHITECTS
Project: Thoughts on & tradition showroom
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (more…)

Regional train station and a new quarter in Vinge, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has, in collaboration with an international team consisting of Tredje Natur, MOE and Railway Procurement Agency, won Frederikssund municipality’s architecture competition to design a Regional train station and new quarter in the future town of Vinge.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

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