Danish architecture is famous around the world. But what makes Danish architects special today? To find out, DANISH™ asked an American and a Danish architect working at the Los Angeles office of Gensler, one of the world’s biggest architecture firms.
What is the role of the architect today? How does it differ from that of the past and what lessons can we learn from the past? These are questions that JUUL | FROST Architects reflect upon in their newly released book Lifting the Gaze. This is their take on what may be required of architects in the future
A new international award from Danish BLOXHUB, called Prix BLOXHUB Interactive,aims to put a strong focus on how we can make our cities more liveable by giving prize awards to the most hybrid and trans-disciplinary projects
How is it possible to convert aesthetic and sustainable architectural design into learning and a blooming local society? Take a look at the impressive construction of Campus Kolding at the University of Southern Denmark.
DISSING+WEITLING and Kragh & Berglund are among the Danish companies participating in Asia’s biggest design event and attraction, Beijing Design Week 2018. Together, the two companies represent the Danish human-centred way of designing public architecture and urban spaces.
A new book recently launched on the initiative of the “Danish Concrete” association explores 21 architectural successes made with concrete. The projects of Danish studios Henning Larsen Architects and Friis & Moltke are featured. In Scotland Gehl is part of a masterplan creating 50 houses a year over the next 30 years due to increased population.
New buildings aren’t always the answer to urban renewal. In Aarhus, Denmark, they try to breathe new life into old buildings by giving them a new purpose. AART architects are leading the team behind an ambitious project to transform the old Aarhus Municipal Hospital into a new campus site named The University Town.
Copenhagen has a new bridge, and maybe even our next landmark, it is Cirkelbroen designed by Danish Icelandic Olafur Eliasson. It is funded by Nordea Fonden and it opened 22 August where over 7000 Danes participated in the opening.
Schønherr has designed one of the most ambitious climate adaptation projects in Denmark. The project was recently awarded the DANVA & Realdania Climate Award 2017 for the way it integrates water as part of the solution.
Our experiences in mega-cities like Chongqing, China, large cities like New York City and Moscow, and small cities like Charlotte, USA and Holsterbro, Denmark, point toward the local context and identity being the most important factor when making investments and design decisions, states this new blog created out of Gehl Architecure
Folding furniture is becoming increasingly popular as our living spaces become ever smaller. In this article, we take a closer look at some Danish designs that you can fold and put away or even hang on the wall.
Tomorrow the exhibition RÅT opens. It showcases the projects of graduates from the Aarhus School of Architecture. DANISH™ went by the school´s rector Torben Nielsen for an interview about his vision for the school and the students.
A city hall is no longer a stiff, formal place. At least not, when it's designed by Henning Larsen. Check out how they rethink the classic format of the official building and make it an asset for the local community.
“It´s raining cats and dogs” is a very British expression. This park, designed by LABLAND architects in close cooperation with the citizens of the small town of Laasby in Denmark, can handle every kind of weather. In fact, the weather is the whole reason why the park was created in the first place. Fundings involved in Laasby Seapark: Realdania Lokale og anlægsfonden (fond for plants- and premises) Vanførefonden (fond for disabled, ed.) Friluftsrådet (council of outdoor activities, ed.)
By changing perspective and playing with form, Danish architects create unique shapes that make their architectural landmarks stand out. We took a closer look at Danish architecture that challenges the status quo.
Parks, playgrounds and activity areas are flourishing in Denmark at present. Paid for either by the state, the local muncipality or the citizens themselves, they counteract the urbanisation going on all over the world. We are looking for places where we can come back to basics, and we should preferably benefit from it in more than one way.
This October, BILT Europe will take place in Aarhus, Denmark. Architects, engineers and contractors (ed. AEC) will meet for up to six days to promote better communication within the building industry – all with a focus on increasing efficiency and lowering costs within the sector.
In spring 2018 Svendborg Architects are part of an exhibition at the Fondation Cartier Paris with "the Cloud" designed in collaboration between the studio and Japanese architect Junya Ishigami. The Cloud is an artistic building symbolising a House of Peace. – A house arised by four friends at a dinnerparty more than 12 years ago!
The city hall designs from Henning Larsen are characterised by a high level of openness and transparency, with many different built-in functions. This provides a vivid, versatile city hall that brings joy and benefits to the local government and citizens.
Today is the first cut of the sod for NEW AARCH, the new school of architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. Just a few days after the announcement, the winning team is meeting up with local students to discuss ideas for the new school.
Strong Interdisciplinary Team Wins International Competition For First Newly Built Architecture School in Denmark
Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT, and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter in collaboration with engineering companies Tri-Consult and Steensen Varming have won the international competition for the first newly built architecture school in Denmark. They were in competition with BIG, Sanaa, and Lacaton & Vassal, among others.
In Copenhagen, a modular housing concept for the homeless combined with urban gardens is currently on its way. The architectural framework will be incorporated as a healing bridge back to the community.
The Danish landscape architect Mette Bruun Yde combines a playful approach to our everyday environment with a keen interest in scenography. Her new studio MBYLand is about to finish an urban landscape plan for generous, multifunctional spaces that reconnect with the natural qualities of the city of Ringkøbing.
Three main themes are in focus for the RISING Architecture Week 2017: Materials, The City and The Society. But more importantly: You are invited to participate in finding the challenges of tomorrow that should be the content of the festival!
Danes are really good at using their city and the spaces within it. There is an increasing trend in Denmark at the moment, where urban spaces with a lot of new possibilities are becoming part of our lives. People can come and relax with their family, or kids can hang out with their friends. All of these spaces have one thing in common: to create a space for inclusion – inclusion through a variety of activities.
With two recent museum building competitions won by AART architects, it is timely that we talk to founding partner Anders Tyrrestrup about his thoughts behind these special buildings and how to dive into our cultural heritage through architecture.
Danish architects, ADEPT, won the commission to design the new urban area "Buda-part" in Budapest. The masterplan is based on a distorted grid structure with references to both historic and modern parts of the city. Construction of the first buildings have already started in the 43 ha mixed-use neighbourhood, where built property will count approximately 600.000 m2.
The team of Danish schauman & nordgren architects and Swedish mandaWorKs is in more than one meaning on the way to the top: Recently announced winners in international open architecture competition about the area of Tampere Hiedanranta in Finland. The Jury awarded the proposal, ’hiedanranta innovation Bay’ with a shared first prize.
We have, with help from a number of Danish architectural firms, compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful pictures of Danish architecture. Get lost in these beautiful pictures, and then read about the visions behind each project.
We’ve put together a list of the 10 most-read architecture articles of 2016. Based on the total number of page views, the list comprises articles published from 1 January to 1 December 2016, and shows a wide variety of DANISH™ architectural subjects.
”There are nine million bicycles in Beijing”….Lyrics are the British singer/songwriter Katie Melua. It´s a very nice song. But for small start-up company Double U in Copenhagen the line could also be an obvious business opportunity. For a year now they have been designing and producing mobile bike stands suitable for festivals, cafés and concerts.
The man behind architectural developments such as the VIA 57 West courtscraper, the new Google Headquarter in Mountain View and the “grand vision” behind SpaceX’s Hyperloop, was giving a talk on social infrastructure and hedonistic sustainability.
Imagine a dark, grey sky. Now add wind – and then maybe occasionally some rain….You are standing in the urban square at the gateway of the second largest city in Denmark. Besides the weather, you find nothing but empty space and a bench there. -This emptiness was just too much for architect and developer Frantz Longhi.
With the Örnsro Timber Town proposal, C.F. Møller has won the task of designing a visionary residential quarter in central Örebro, Sweden. The competition was held by Örebro Municipality together with the Swedish Association of Architects. The goal is to create an extraordinary urban quarter, as a "new impulse in the city".
“I truly believe that the spaces we move through have a great impact on our well-being and welfare in society, which is why I also have a hope that architecture in the future will take on that responsibility of working with the mind.”
Graduate architect Mathias Højfeldt Nielsen's final project focuses on how to explore the possibilities of combining digital and ecological design methodologies in order to reduce climate changes caused by human impact.
Newly educated Zuha Alasadi wants to show how town planning and urban design is imperative in dealing with migration, and other forms of societal change. Her project shows how you can enhance a city’s response to increased mobility while continuing to evolve for the benefit of its inhabitants.
Danish architect, Jes Vagnby, has been working with temporary architecture and music festivals for the past several decades, at the same time discovering new perspectives on more permanent cities. According to Vagnby, temporary festival spaces can move focus away from individualism towards a more concentrated community feeling and social sustainability.
Feeling safe and creating space to learn is the main foundation for COBE in creating architecture for children. ‘We want to ensure your future’, states the creative director Dan Stubbergaard in this Q and A about architecture for the little people.
We bring you a small selection of Danish architectural firms that have won tender competitions or have been appointed to create new architecture during the last couple of months, so get ready to explore a diverse range of winning projects.
MIPIM, which is one of the world’s largest property events, took place in Cannes, France, last week. We watched some of Denmark’s most creative architects talk about their projects to the crowds of real estate developers and investors.
By Ellie Stathaki, Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. The recent announcement for the architect behind this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London highlighted what we already knew; 2016 will be a great year for Danish design.
From 10 to 20 March, Copenhagen Architecture Festival will take place in the Danish cities of Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen. The festival feature more than 150 events that offer a wide range of approaches to architecture.
When looking at the term ‘temporary’ in relation to architecture, a whole world of impermanent architectural projects unfolds. Here, we want to give you a glimpse of a few Danish projects and events that focus on ‘temporary’ as a quality in architecture.
By Mette Kynne Frandsen, CEO & Partner at Henning Larsen Architects. When travelling abroad, I am often asked, ‘How does the work of Danish architecture practices differ from the work of foreign practices?’ Allow me to answer using the typology of cultural buildings as the example
What creates a great public space? How does the cityscape matter to its users, and what is the vision for Denmark’s capital city when it comes to taking care of the city’s urban landscapes? We zoom in on some of the public spaces in Copenhagen.
Danish architectural firm C.F. Møller Architects won the competition to transform the Danish city of Aalborg’s waterfront in 2004. This September, the second phase of the transformation was launched. We took a plunge into the new water-centric urban space.
Many Danish architectural offices are enjoying international success these days. But which architectural practices should you pay particular attention to in the future? We set out to find five Danish architects to keep an eye on.
Danish COBE Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have redesigned Nørreport Station in Copenhagen. Focusing on sustainability, the two architectural practices have given new life to one the busiest traffic hubs in Denmark.
Denmark is known for its infrastructure and good bike lanes. Whether you are a student or a businessperson, your chosen form of transport will often be the bike. For some time, other countries have been looking to Denmark – and to Scandinavia in general – for inspiration on how to reduce public car use and increase the cyclist culture, as well as on how to transform public spaces into pedestrian-friendly areas.
Sluseholmen is a modern housing project near Copenhagen’s southern harbour. Designed by Danish architectural practice Arkitema Architects and Dutch architect Sjoerd Soeters, Sluseholmen includes eight housing islands that altogether consists of more than 1,000 dwellings.
September will see architecture as the focal point of tremendous activity in Copenhagen with the city running its first RISING Architecture Week from 15 - 18 September 2015. We have selected a few highlights for you here.
Google is planning to build their new headquarters at Charleston East, a site located just opposite to their current headquarters, the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Danish architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and English architect firm Heatherwick Studio have designed the proposed new headquarters.