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27 Nov 2012
Blue Planet, Amager, southern Copenhagen
Design: 3XN Architects
Blue Planet Copenhagen Building
photo from 3XN
Blue Planet Copenhagen
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.

15 Oct 2012
Carlsberg Plot 8
Design: NORD
Northwest Park
image from architect
Carlsberg Plot 8
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.

23 Jul 2012
N. Zahles Upper Secondary School
Architect: Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter ApS
N. Zahles Gymnasieskole Copenhagen
photo © Adam Mørk
N. Zahles Upper Secondary School
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.

18 Jun 2012
Experimentarium i Hellerup
CEBRA Architects
Experimentarium Science Center
image from architects
Experimentarium Science Center
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.

7 Jun 2012
Copenhagen Arena
Architects: 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
image © 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
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.

27 Apr 2012
Nordea Bank Office Building
Henning Larsen Architects + Signal Architects + SLA Landscape Architects
Nordea Bank Building
image © Henning Larsen Architects
Nordea Bank Building
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.

28 Mar 2012
Woven Bridge, Copenhagen Central Park
MLRP Architects
Woven Bridge Copenhagen Architecture News
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.

29 Feb 2012
NOMA Restaurant : GXN
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.

2 Feb 2012
KPMG Headquarters Copenhagen : 3XN
KPMG Copenhagen Building News
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.

16 Jan 2012
Mirror House Copenhagen : MLRP Architects
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

16 Dec 2012
Sankt Kjelds Plads Copenhagen : Europan 11
Kubota & Bachmann Architects
Sankt Kjelds Plads
image from architect

Cleaning Facilities Centre : POLYFORM + KARRES EN BRANDS – 24 Oct 2012
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 Architecture News
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 Copenhagen Architecture News
picture : Adam Mørk

Herlev Hospital : Henning Larsen Architects
Herlev Hospital
picture from architects

Northwest Park : SLA
Northwest Park Copenhagen Architecture News
photograph : Torben Petersen

The City Dune : SLA
The City Dune Copenhagen Architectural News
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 Building News
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
Teglvaerksbroen Copenhagen Architecture News
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 Architecture News
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 Copenhagen Architecture News
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 including 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 Architecture News
picture from architects

Sluseholmen Copenhagen : Arkitema
Sluseholmen Copenhagen Architecture News
photo : Klaus Bang

Scala Tower : BIG
Scala Tower
picture from architects

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

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

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

Copenhagen Business School : Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Danish Capital Building News 2007

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

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

Bikuben Kollegiet : aart Architects
Bikuben Student Residence
photograph from architects

Danish Capital City Building News 2006

T-Husene Copenhagen housing : Steven Holl Architects
Ørestad Copenhagen Architecture News
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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