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MOE Buddinge Office, near Copenhagen – 3 Oct 2013
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
MOE Buddinge Office Building Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk

The official inauguration of a sustainable office building took place on Friday 27 September 2013 when Danish engineering company MOE opened the doors to their new head office in Buddinge near Copenhagen, Denmark. schmidt hammer lassen architects has designed the 7,500-square-metre building organized as one long spiral staircase. The result is a dynamic office environment that creates synergy and encourages movement.

Kalvebod Waves, central Copenhagen – 30 Aug 2013
Design: KLAR + JDS/Julien de Smedt Architects
Kalvebod Waves Copenhagen
photo from architects

“What has doomed the Kalvebod area until now were the long shadows drawn by the imposing structures fronting it. We studied the course of those shadows throughout the day and the year and located two main pockets of shadow-free zones. We decided to program those areas as resting islands on the water. From there on, all we needed was to find an active way to reconnect those islands to the urban network and to make them relate to the city’s infrastructure.”

Kajkanten, Copenhagen – 7 Aug 2013
Design: Danielsen Architecture
Kajkanten Housing Copenhagen
photo from architect

The housing project Kajkanten is the most recent expansion on Havnestaden – the area adjacent to Havneparken at Islands Brygge. Following Kalvedbod Brygge, Havnestaden is the next large development project in the inner harbour of Copenhagen. With its new community centre and summer attractions, including the green lawn and harbour pool, Havneparken appears as a new cultural dynamo of Copenhagen.

UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: 3XN
United Nations Head Office Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk

UN City – 3 Jul 2013
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.

Centre for Cancer and Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: NORD Architects
Copenhagen Health Building
photo : Adam Mørk

Centre for Cancer and Health Copenhagen – 8 Mar 2013
Research shows that architecture can have a positive effect on people’s recovery from sickness. A human scale and a welcoming atmosphere can help people to get better. Despite of this, most hospitals are hardly comfy. Just finding the way from the reception to the canteen can be difficult. If we want people to get better at our hospitals, we need to deinstitutionalize and create a welcoming healthcare.

Amager Bakke – Waste-to-Energy Plant Copenhagen, Denmark – news
Design: BIG
Waste-to-Energy Plant Copenhagen Ski Slope
image : BIG & MIR

Amager Bakke – 5 Mar 2013
Located in an industrial area near the city centre the new Waste-to-Energy plant will be an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The project is the single largest environmental initiative in Denmark and replaces the adjacent outdated Amagerforbraending plant, integrating the latest technologies in waste treatment and environmental performance.

Copenhagen Building News 2012

Blue Planet, Amager, southern Copenhagen
Design: 3XN Architects
Blue Planet Copenhagen Building
photo from 3XN

Blue Planet Copenhagen – 27 Nov 2012
The Blue Planet will be Northern Europe’s largest aquarium. Architecturally, the aquarium is shaped like a whirlpool, giving associations to eddies of fish, birds and sea currents. The building is in Copenhagen, at the island of Amager, close to the Copenhagen Airport, and viewed from a plane the whirlpool shape will be shown in full.

Carlsberg Plot 8
Design: NORD
North West Park
image from architect

Carlsberg Plot 8 – 15 Oct 2012
The setting is the former industrial compound of Danish brewery giant Carlsberg in central Copenhagen. This historic context frames one of the most important urban developments in creating the future Copenhagen. The new city is to be developed over the next 25 years and will host a programme of education, housing, culture business and recreational areas.

N. Zahles Upper Secondary School
Architect: Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter ApS
N. Zahles Gymnasieskole Copenhagen
photo © Adam Mørk

N. Zahles Upper Secondary School – 23 Jul 2012
Rørbæk & Møller Architects have designed and project managed the extension of the N. Zahles Upper Secondary School. Over a period of more than 150 years, the N. Zahles Upper Secondary School has held a prominent position within the education of children and young adults. With the new extension positioned on the rooftop of the preservation-worthy main building, Zahles is reconfigured to meet the future with modern educational facilities.

Experimentarium i Hellerup
CEBRA Architects
Experimentarium Science Center
image from architects

Experimentarium Science Center – 18 Jun 2012
The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation has donated DKK 200 mio. to the modernization and extension of the science center and museum Experimentarium in Hellerup, Copenhagen. In 2011, CEBRA won the architecture competition for the new Experimentarium and the approximately 320,000 sqft project is is brought one substantial step closer to realization. The ambitious plans include a rooftop exhibition, a botanical roof garden, a large new exhibition hall, a flexible stage for an audience of 400 people, centres for learning, innovation and research, a conference centre, cafeterias and modern staff facilities.

Copenhagen Arena
Architects: 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
image © 3XN

Copenhagen Arena – 7 Jun 2012
A team of 3XN, HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit has won the design competition for the new Copenhagen Arena, which will be situated in the Ørestad-area a short metro ride from the city center of Denmark’s capital. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

Nordea Bank Office Building
Henning Larsen Architects + Signal Architects + SLA Landscape Architects
Nordea Bank Building
image © Henning Larsen Architects

Nordea Bank Building – 27 Apr
Henning Larsen Architects and a team consisting of Signal Architects and SLA Landscape Architects have won the competition for Nordea Bank’s new office building of 40,000 m2 in Ørestad North, Copenhagen, next to the premises of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Concert Hall – Koncerthuset. The building will comprise Scandinavia’s largest trading floor of 5,500 m2 with a view of the green area of Amager Fælled.

Woven Bridge, Copenhagen Central Park – 28 Mar
MLRP Architects
Woven Bridge Copenhagen
photograph : Jens Lindhe

Danish-American Architects MLRP, based in Copenhagen, has completed a new foot bridge in Copenhagen Central Park. The Woven Bridge is a modern interpretation of a classical steel park bridge. With the new Woven Bridge, crossing the lake in Copenhagen Central Park and getting close to the water finally becomes possible. It allows for viewing the park and lake from new perspectives.

NOMA Restaurant : GXN – 29 Feb
NOMA Lab building
picture : Adam Mørk
Interior by 3XN for NOMA Restaurant’s food lab unites the creative worlds of gastronomy and architecture in a modern expression of the Nordic aesthetic.

KPMG Headquarters Copenhagen : 3XN – 2 Feb
KPMG Copenhagen Building
picture © Adam Mørk
A balance between a thoughtful blending into the surrounding scale and an elegant, yet significant expression has been the driving thought behind Danish practice 3XN’s design of the new Copenhagen Headquarters for accountancy and consultancy firm, KPMG. The company is certain that their new building gives them the right settings and environment to achieve future growth.

Mirror House Copenhagen : MLRP Architects – 16 Jan
Copenhagen Central Park Pavilion
photograph : Laura Stamer
Danish-American based architects MLRP has transformed an existing graffiti-plagued playground structure to an inviting and reflective pavilion as part of the new Interactive Playground Project in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Building News 2011

Sankt Kjelds Plads Copenhagen : Europan 11 – 16 Dec
Kubota & Bachmann Architects
Sankt Kjelds Plads
image from architect

Cleaning Facilities Centre : POLYFORM + KARRES EN BRANDS – 24 Oct
Cleaning Facilities Centre
picture : Ty Stange
This is a classical challenging task. How to establish innovative architecture in an age-old quarter of the city and still respect the old environment? The collaboration between the Danish architecture firm POLYFORM architects and the Dutch architecture firm KARRES EN BRANDS Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning led to the idea of building underground instead of building on the surface.

Nykredit Headquarters Building-: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects – 1 Aug
The Crystal Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk
The extension to Nykredit consists of a new building – the Crystal.

Sølvgade School : C. F. Møller Architects – 22 Aug
Sølvgade School
photo from architects
Denmark’s oldest school, the listed Sølvgade School built in 1847, close to King Christian IV’s famous historic naval barracks, Nyboder, in Copenhagen, has for many years been lacking space and modern facilities. C. F. Moller has carefully renovated the school and done an extension which in its form and colors is true to the surroundings, but also adds a modernistic twist to the school.

Hotel d’Angleterre renovation : C. F. Møller Architects – 25 May
Hotel d'Angleterre
image from architect

Bella Hotel Building : 3XN – 16 May
Bella Sky
picture : Adam Mørk

Herlev Hospital : Henning Larsen Architects
Herlev Hospital
picture from architects

North West Park : SLA
North West Park Copenhagen
photograph : Torben Petersen

The City Dune : SLA
The City Dune Copenhagen
photograph © OREV Vandingssystemer

Copenhagen Building News 2010

A-House : Holgaard arkitekter
picture from FD

Urban spaces at Carlsberg : Primus arkitekter / streetmovement
Urban Spaces Carlsberg
photograph from architect

Taastrup Theatre Building : design by COBE
Taastrup Theatre Copenhagen
photograph : Stamers Kontor

3XN Book : ‘MIND YOUR BEHAVIOUR’ Launch + Danish Architecture Centre Exhibition
3XN Book
image : 3XN

Tuborg Waves, Denmark : Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Tuborg Waves
picture from architect

Teglværk Bridge, Copenhagen : HVIDT ARKITEKTER
photo from architect

Tivoli Conference Centre, Copenhagen : Kim Utzon Arkitekter
Tivoli Congress Centre
render from architect

CinemaxX KBH, Copenhagen, Denmark : CEBRA
CinemaxX KBH
photograph from architect

Learning from Nature pavilion, Denmark : International Innovation Award
Louisiana Museum Pavilion
photo : 3XN / Adam Mørk

Bellahoj Swim Stadium, Copenhagen : Arkitema Architects
Bellahoj Swim Stadium
picture from architect

Northern Harbour Copenhagen : COBE + SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform, Rambøll
Northern harbor Copenhagen
image : COBE, SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform and Rambøll

Copenhagen Building News 2009

Vartov Square, Copenhagen : Hackett Hall McKnight Architects
Vartov Square
image from architects

Culture House + Library Copenhagen, Denmark : COBE + Transform
Culture House
picture from architects

Cirkelbroen Copenhagen : Olafur Eliasson
image : Olafur Eliasson

Copenhagen Bridge Competition : Studio Bednarski and Flint & Neill win
Copenhagen Bridge
picture from architects

Hedorf Kollegium, Denmark : KHR arkitekter
Hedorf Kollegium Frederiksberg
photograph : Laura Stamer

Healthcare Center Nørrebro : NORD
Healthcare Center Nørrebro
image : NORD Architects/MIR

Copenhagen Building News 2009 – information in full up to and inlcuding 2009

Copenhagen Building News 2008

CPH Arch : 3XN
CPH Arch
picture from architects

Copenhagen Harbour Gateway : Steven Holl Architects
Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Rødovre Skyscraper Copenhagen : MVRDV win
Rødovre Skyscraper Copenhagen
picture from architects

Sluseholmen Copenhagen : Arkitema
Sluseholmen Copenhagen
photo : Klaus Bang

Scala Tower : BIG
Scala Tower
picture from architects

Bryghusgrunden Project : Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Bryghusgrunden Copenhagen
image from architect

Royal Playhouse Building Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
Royal Playhouse Copenhagen
photo : Jens Lindhe

Copenhagen Zoo Elephant House : Foster + Partners
Copenhagen Zoo
image : Foster + Partners

Copenhagen Business School : Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Copenhagen Building News 2007

University Gardens Copenhagen, Ørestad North : Arkitema
University Gardens Copenhagen
photo : Arkitema

Tivoli Gardens Hotel : Foster + Partners
Tivoli Gardens Hotel
image : Foster + Partners

Bikuben Kollegiet : aart Architects
Bikuben Student Residence
photograph from architects

Copenhagen Building News 2006

T-Husene Copenhagen housing : Steven Holl Architects
Ørestad Copenhagen
picture from architects

Gemini Residence : MVRDV
Gemini housing
photo © adrian welch

Orestad Architecture City Masterplan, south Copenhagen : Daniel Libeskind
Copenhagen buildings
photo © adrian welch

Ordrupgaard Copenhagen : Zaha Hadid Architects

Copenhagen Opera House : Henning Larsens Architects

Plot Architects Housing

DR Byen building : various architects

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