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New City School in Frederikshavn, Denmark
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New City School Denmark
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New City School, Frederikshavn – 11 Mar 2013
The new city school in Frederikshavn, Denmark is a big school by Danish standards with 1,200 students between 1st and 9th grade and a large contingent of special attention classes. With its starlike shape all class rooms in the school can be placed at a facade with direct access to light and fresh air.

Vestas Wind Systems Offices, Aarhus, Denmark
Vestas Aarhus
photograph : Jesper Balleby
Arkitema – recent building – 16 Nov 2011
The new office facilities for global wind turbine company Vestas have been completed by Arkitema. This building designed by Arkitema Architects and will be first building in Northern Europe to obtain the exclusive LEED certification category platinum. Only approximately 150 commercial buildings in the world have obtained the American LEED certificate in the platinum category.

1 Jun 2011

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Arkitema Architects winners of the competition for the Tretorn houses in Elsinore, Denmark

Four of Denmark’s best architectural firms were invited to compete for one of Denmark’s best located and most valuable sites – the Tretorn site, west of Elsinore. Arkitema Architects have been appointed winners of the competition. The housing scheme is to be built beside Elsinore North Harbour with spectacular views of Kronborg Castle and Sweden.

Tretorn houses Elsinore Tretorn houses Tretorn houses Denmark
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Sympathetic housing
Arkitemas winning scheme “Beach Town Kronborg ” takes its name and form after its surroundings. Elegant and simple sculptural wooden houses, that stand at varied angles in relation to each other and ensure a vibrant and interesting little town with great views and wonderful natural light. Here you will always be close to the light from the sea and near the magnificent views that are characteristic of the site. The judges were very enthusiastic about the winning proposal “site plan, architecture and individual lay out of the houses and apartments all work together to provide a bid for a highly sympathetic housing development, providing what you might call privatized collectivity, which heralds a modern way of life.”

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Since 1969 Arkitema Architects have designed a number of prominent and renowned housing developments. With projects like Sluseholmen in Copenhagen, Sustainable student housing in Aarhus and Housing + Arkitema’s skills are widely recognized. All their projects are characterized by a focus on diversity and social awareness that the judges also saw in Arkitemas winning proposal for the Tretorn project. At the same time Arkitema’s housing projects also all have a clear focus on sustainability.

That same focus on sustainability – both the aesthetic, social, economic and energy related sustainability is an important part of Kronborg Strandby, with its intimate space between the buildings, varied housing types, its sturdy materials and the angled roofs, which are ideal for integrating solar energy , the project is the epitome of sustainable housing. Additionally the town like composition, the slanted roofs and the materials for the façade are all rooted in the identity of the site as a maritime space. The facades greet visitors with the warm materiality of the wood, the big windows and the elegant folding screens – a project designed for the site which is also commended by the panel of judges “The proposal shows a fine musicality and understanding of the location of the plot in the transition between nature and the city and a laudable respect for Kronborg as the area’s undisputed and most important landmark.

A total of four architectural firms participated in the competition. The other three were BIG, Henning Larsen Architects and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.

•15.000 sqm, 100-150 housing
•Client: Ejendomsudvikling Kronborg Strand
•Architect: Arkitema Architects
•Landscape: Arkitema Architects

Arkitema – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Arkitema, alphabetical:

Egernsund Tegl building, Denmark
Egernsund Tegl
picture from architect
Danish brick building

The Icelandic Opera – The national opera in Iceland
Arkitema / Arkthing
Icelandic Opera House
image from architect

Icelandic Opera : International architectural competition win

Nørre Vosborg, Vembvej, Vemb, Denmark
Nørre Vosborg
photo : Thomas Mølvig
Nørre Vosborg

Sluseholmen, South Docks / Sydhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark
picture : Ebbe Forup
Sluseholmen Copenhagen

Swim Stadium Bellahoj, Copenhagen , Denmark
Swim Stadium Bellahoj
image from architect
Bellahoj Swim Stadium

Thor Site, Randers, Denmark
Architecture Competition win

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

Viborg halls of residence, Denmark
Viborg Building
photograph : Thomas Kaare Lindblad
Viborg halls of residence

Wegenersminde wellness & lifestyle centre, Wegenersminde, Denmark
Architecture Competition win

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Location:Frederiksgade 32, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark