JAJA Architects Wins 1st Prize For Mixed-Use Building In Vanløse, Denmark

‘The Cornerstone’ is the name of the winning proposal for a combined shopping and office complex in Vanløse, Copenhagen.

It is located in a fragmented area that consists of small houses, housing blocks, future shopping mall and highrises.

Instead of imitating or blending itself into its surrounding, it detaches itself into a building object that creates public space in front, below and behind it. Doing so, it becomes a public landmark that invites people into the developing center of Vanløse.

The project is expected to be completed in 2011-12.

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MVRDV + ADEPT Win ‘House Of Culture And Movement’ In Frederiksberg, Denmark

The City of Frederiksberg, Denmark, the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities and Realdania recently announced the winners of the ‘House of Culture and Movement’ competition in Frederiksberg.

The winning project is designed by MVRDV, Rotterdam, and ADEPT, Copenhagen, in a joint effort with SLA landscape architects, Søren Jensen engineers, Imitio, Winnie Ricken, Copenhagen, Max Fordham, London, and Ducks Scèno, Paris.

The building is a new urban typology with its mix of community center, exhibition and performance, playground, park and health center. The ‘House of Culture and Movement’ is aimed to engage the population of Frederiksberg in a healthy and active life style. The 4,000 m2 building is set in 4,500m2 public gardens and is the first in a series of 3 buildings. The first phase is to be completed in 2015 and has a total budget of 17 million Euro.

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WE Architecture And Sophus Søbye Architects Win Kulturcenter Mariehøj

Young Danish practices WE ARCHITECTURE and Sophus Søbye Architects have won the first prize in the invited competition Kulturcenter Mariehøj. The proposal for the culture center in Denmark’s Rudersdahl municipality seeks to create open spaces for various activities where interactivity and connections between people have room to grow creatively. Other project collaborators are MASU Planning, Øllgaard Consulting Engineer, Spangenberg & Madsen Consulting Engineer, Hausenberg.

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects To Design Zero-Energy Office Building In Aarhus


Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have been announced as winners of the competition for a new zero-energy administration building of the Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark.  The competition, involving six firms, was won in collaboration with the contractor E. Pihl & Son, Engineers Grontmij / Carl Bro and GHB Landscape Architects.

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Green Square // Sandnes // Denmark // JAJA Architects

‘Today, Sandnes’ most centrally located and significant public space is a parking lot. The trading businesses demands more parking spaces while the public cries out for green public spaces.
The Green Square is a project that negotiates between the two seemingly opposites to create a combination of event space, city park and parking lot. Thus, transforming the parking lot void into a vibrant center for city, commerce and people.’

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Vaeksthuset Botanical Garden // Aarhus University // Denmark // Cebra

Cebra, a Danish architecture firm, will design a botanical garden for Aarhus University, Denmark’s second oldest and second largest university (after the University of Copenhagen). The botanical garden and greenhouse design will bring greenery to the campus by providing 29,600 sq feet of an expansive area of flora and fauna. The project was designed for a building competition that required the restoration of existing buildings and the creation of one new building.

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Bryghusgrunden Project // Copenhagen // Denmark // OMA

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has designed Bryghusgrunden Project, a building on Copenhagen’s waterfront that will house the Danish Architecture Centre and the Realdania Foundation.

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West Village Hotel In Copenhangen, Denmark By Manuelle Gautrand

West Village Hotel and town development on the main shopping street in Copenhagen towards the Town Hall Square is a collaboration between French architect Manuelle Gautrand and Danish architectural firm Kieler Architects. West Village will display a facade of folded glass in Copenhagen’s shopping street, Stroget.

Manuelle Gautrand has found inspiration in Danish designer Le Klint’s renowned design.

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