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4 Nov 2019
Panda House, Copenhagen Zoo, Roskildevej 32
Architects: BIG
Panda House Copenhagen Zoo
photo : Rasmus Hjortshøj

Panda House, Copenhagen Zoo
The new home for giant pandas Mao Sun and Xing Er in Copenhagen Zoo resembles the panda’s natural habitat and creates a peaceful living environment for one of the world’s rarest mammals.

26 July 2019
Danish Architecture Center Exhibition by BIG Danish Architecture Center Exhibition by BIG
photos © Harriet Lomholt-Welch
Danish Architecture Center Exhibition by BIG until January 5, 2020

DAC Exhibition

3 Jun 2019
CHART 2019 Architecture Winners
CHART 2019 Architecture Competition Winners
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CHART 2019 Architecture Competition Winners

4 Dec 2018
Carlsberg Central Office, Valby
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Carlsberg Central Office in Valby
image Courtesy architecture office

Carlsberg Central Office in Valby
The Carlsberg Group’s new central office provides the framework for a modern and dynamic workplace, where the intention has been to design a building that creates identity, knowledge sharing and innovation. At the same time it has been important that the building stands in harmony with its surroundings and has the aesthetic quality that characterises Carlsberg as a company.

27 Nov 2018
UN17 Village Ørestad

26 Nov 2018
Amager Resource Centre

31 Oct 2018
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House, Tingbjerg, Skolesiden 4, DK-2700 Brønshøj, Denmark
Design: COBE
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House in Copenhagen
photo : Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Danish architects COBE reinterpret Danish modernism in this building, creating a new social and cultural destination in the Copenhagen neigbourhood Tingbjerg that invites community interaction, engagement and signals a new urban transformation.

9 Oct 2018
Dortheavej Apartments, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Dortheavej Apartments in Copenhagen
photo : Rasmus Hjortshoj

Dortheavej Apartments in Copenhagen
BIG fulfills “Homes for All” mission for non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo with the recently completed 6,800m2 winding wall in Copenhagen’s multicultural northwest area. The building offers 66 new homes to low-income citizens featuring unprecedented 3.5m ceilings, generous floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces, realized on a strict budget.

30 Jun 2018
New office building for Nordea Bank – Shortlisted at World Architecture Festival 2018 Awards
Design: Henning Larsen Architects + Signal Architects + SLA Landscape Architects
Nordea Bank Ørestad North Office
image © Henning Larsen Architects

Nordea Bank Ørestad North Office on World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Shortlist
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.

15 Jun 2018
Tivoli Hjørnet – winner at American Architecture Awards 2018
Design: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
Tivoli Hjørnet in Copenhagen
photography : Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Tivoli Hjørnet wins at American Architecture Awards 2018
An undulating glass and terraced terracotta pavilion opened at Tivoli Gardens on November 17 to public acclaim. The new building transforms the western edge of the historic park and brings fresh excitement to Copenhangen’s urban core.

7 May 2018
BLOX – Danish Architecture Center, Bryghuspladsen
Design: OMA
BLOX on Bryghuspladsen Copenhagen
photo © Clement Guillaume

BLOX – Danish Architecture Center
The BLOX project, home of the Danish Architecture Center (DAC), contains exhibition spaces, offices and co-working spaces, a café, a bookstore, a fitness centre, a restaurant, twenty-two apartments and an underground automated public carpark, but it is not the acrobatic mixing of uses that defines this project; its ultimate achievement is in ‘discovering’ its own site.

6 May 2018
Experimentarium Science Center Extension
Design: CEBRA Architects
Experimentarium Science Center Copenhagen interior
image courtesy of Pressential

Experimentarium Science Center
This world class science centre provides families, school children and science lovers high-quality science exhibitions where they can touch and play and experience science in an innovative new way.

20 Mar 2018
The Maersk Tower, Nørre Campus, Blegdamsvej
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
The Maersk Tower
photo : Adam Mørk

The Maersk Tower
C.F. Møller Architects receive the MIPIM 2018 Award for ‘Best Healthcare Development’ for this new building.
The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the optimum framework for world-class health research and stands out as a landmark in Copenhagen, while also contributing to developing the local area.

16 Jan 2018
New Aquatics Centre
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates and Cornelius Vöge
New Aquatics Centre on Copenhagens Waterfront
image Courtesy architecture office

New Aquatics Centre on Copenhagen Waterfront
A waterfront cultural centre with harbour baths, which will offer iconic architecture, facilities for leisure and sports associations and unique water experiences: now, a unanimous jury have selected Japanese architect firm Kengo Kuma & Associates, in team with Danish architect firm Cornelius Vöge, Søren Jensen engineers and architect Niels Sigsgaard, as the winner of the architect competition for Paper Island’s future waterfront cultural centre.

8 Jan 2018
New Islands Brygge School, København S
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
New Islands Brygge School
image courtesy of architects office

New Islands Brygge School Building in Copenhagen
The New Islands Brygge School is taking shape between Islands Brygge’s vibrant city life and Amager Commons’ green countryside – a new school building for lower-secondary pupils, and with special focus on food and movement. The school building will accommodate a total of 784 pupils up to school-leaving age, as well as the school’s staff and a sports hall. The building will cover around 10,000 sqm, with outdoor areas of 4,000 square metres.

22 Nov 2017
Royal Arena in Copenhagen
Design: 3XN, Architects with HKS Architects
Royal Arena Copenhagen
photo © Adam Mørk

Royal Arena Copenhagen Building
One of the most anticipated cultural venues in the Danish capital, the 35,000sqm Royal Arena, opened with four sold out concerts by Metallica. The building has been specially designed for concerts and international level sporting events.

4 Sep 2017
CIS Nordhavn
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Copenhagen International School in Nordhavn
image Courtesy architecture office

CIS Nordhavn
CIS Nordhavn is a new school building for the Copenhagen International School, located on a prominent site in Copenhagen’s new Nordhavn district. The 25,000 sqm school building is the city’s largest school, accommodating around 1,200 students and 280 employees.

31 Aug 2017
New Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) building:
New Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) building
photo © Adrian Welch
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18 Jul 2017
Sorte Hus
Architect: Sigurd Larsen
Black House
photography : Packshot

Copenhagen Sorte Hus
Sorte Hus is an innovative and affordable single-family residence in Copenhagen; it combines intelligent use of prefabricated materials to minimize costs, while utilizing a simple spatial composition to maximize room. The result, a saddle-roofed house, provides an answer to the growing demand of small family dwellings in the dense urban landscape of the Danish capital.

17 Jul 2017
The Roof House
Architect: Sigurd Larsen
The Roof House
photography : Tia Borgsmidt

The Roof House in Copenhagen
Natural light is an essential element when you build in the Nordic countries. Indirect light has a beautiful cold blue color that reminds you of the proximity to the ocean. The low sun from south adds a warmer yellow light to the spectrum.

12 Jul 2017
Barr Restaurant, Nordatlantens Brygge
Architects: Snøhetta
Barr Copenhagen Restaurant
photo Courtesy architecture office

Barr Restaurant in Copenhagen
Snøhetta designs Barr’s interiors and visual identity for noma restaurant group. In the former home of the world-renowned restaurant noma, acclaimed chef and restaurateur Thorsten Schmidt in partnership with chef René Redzepi and Snøhetta have conceived a fresh approach to the iconic space. Snøhetta designed the interiors and new graphic identity for Barr, which opened its doors on July 5 on Copenhagen’s waterfront.

5 Jul 2017
Fisketorvet – Copenhagen Mall
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Fisketorvet Copenhagen Mall
image Courtesy architecture office

Fisketorvet – Copenhagen Mall
This Copenhagen Mall is one of Scandinavia’s largest retail destinations. The vision for Fisketorvet’s transformation has been created by a team led by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects together with landscape architect SLA. The team was appointed after winning the concept competition organized by European commercial property leader Unibail-Rodamco, owner of Fisketorvet.

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