Archinect - News 2017-05-24T23:17:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150003944/touring-danish-playground-emphasizes-multi-faceted-nature-of-play-with-modular-elements-a-smoke-machine Touring Danish playground emphasizes multi-faceted nature of play with modular elements + a smoke machine Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:06:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In addition to conceptually representing the inherent creativity of play, this&nbsp;touring modular playground made up of 35 white cubes mounted on safety rubber&nbsp;also features inlaid LEDs and a smoke machine, making it ridiculously cool for its target demographic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vx66brkmcwz3a4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m36u4se2qixinfoy.jpg"></p><p>As Stephan Gustin, one of the designers behind architecture firm Gustin Landscape's playground explains, "Kids are like grown-ups &ndash; we are all different, and since the &lsquo;classic&rsquo; playground design only considers&nbsp;physical play, it is this variation in personality that is a high priority for My Playground.&nbsp;We created a set of &lsquo;building blocks&rsquo; that can be configured in several ways to fit different places. We created these white cubes with&nbsp;refined decorations that have the feeling of a 'non-specific' landscape, meaning that you can create your own story, your own drama and your own fantasy. The cubes will then transform and blend into different environments. This could not happen if it looked&nbsp;like a giant ladybug - or classic swing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999708/first-theater-to-be-built-outside-of-copenhagen-in-over-a-century-opens-in-denmark First theater to be built outside of Copenhagen in over a century opens in Denmark Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-27T15:03:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T15:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxjw6blip41g8wet.jpg" width="650" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One of the oldest towns in Denmark, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hj%C3%B8rring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hj&oslash;rring</a>, has just received a brand <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86832130/schmidt-hammer-lassen-to-design-vendsyssel-theater-and-experience-center-in-hj-rring-denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new theater</a>&nbsp;- the first to be built outside the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in over a century. Designed by the democratic architecture practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects</a>, the 4,200 m2 cultural facility hosts a Music hall, Black Box, Rehearsal hall and 430-seat flexible hall including an &ldquo;in-the-round&rdquo; theater. As a multifunctional complex, the building also houses offices, a spacious lobby area, a caf&eacute; and backstage area with workshop and dressing rooms. The small town with a population of 25,000 has been growing in recent years and the architects are hoping the new Vendsyssel Theater will become a dynamo for the entire region&rsquo;s cultural life. &nbsp;This wish is already shaping up to be true as the theater premiered to an entirely sold out season.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zy7y9uunq421rc4o.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects: </strong></p><p><em>The building appears as a composition of cubic blocks. The warm rusty red corten steel facades correspond with its surroundings during the day, ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999095/gimme-customizable-shelter-pop-up-modular-homeless-housing-project-tailor-made-for-each-community Gimme (customizable) shelter: pop-up modular homeless housing project tailor-made for each community Julia Ingalls 2017-03-23T12:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T12:18:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y5/y59d7jjt1oaq5fze.jpg" width="650" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Assembled from containers placed within a scaffolding net, WE Architecture's Jagtevj 69 aims to create alluring public space while simultaneously providing temporary housing for the homeless.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/df/dfkbi7s77vb5odhl.gif"></p><p>The proposal stresses that it's a temporary solution; by creating a variety of different spaces for different activities, the project ultimately provides an opportunity for social networking for both the community and the homeless population in "urban gardens and semi-public activities." These activity-specific spaces, which include workshops, yoga studios, and offices, form each modular unit, making it easy to swap out or add different functions as needed.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/80/80zo1uos91ppcwex.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/73/73mu8ss6dd23p8v6.gif"></p><p>Currently envisioned for a site in Copenhagen, the proposal is designed to be disassembled and then reassembled in different locations, making it a kind of traveling social aid that is also custom tailored to the needs of its particular community.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990866/peek-inside-the-new-dorte-mandrup-designed-wadden-sea-centre Peek inside the new Dorte Mandrup-designed Wadden Sea Centre Justine Testado 2017-02-07T19:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T13:44:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13b8n2kclqpnuie7.jpg" width="650" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The newly redesigned Wadden Sea Centre is now in full operation at the&nbsp;Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed heritage site. Copenhagen-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55355636/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a>,&nbsp;who designed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149426414/perforated-sailing-tower-spotlights-denmark-s-commercial-aarhus-harbor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Sailing Tower</a>&nbsp;in Aarhus and won the&nbsp;Tr&auml;priset prize for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934533/jeanne-gang-dorte-mandrup-and-la-shed-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the R&aring;&aring; Day Care Center</a>,&nbsp;was put in charge of converting and expanding the Sea Centre&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114421352/kathryn-gustafson-yaohua-wang-renzo-piano-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/muypbcv7ikjkiko0.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hq/hq5n0oo2yeuk27vn.jpg"></p><p>The Sea Centre lets visitors learn about the unique backstory of the surrounding landscape, which is described as a resting place for some 15 million migratory birds. Costing approximately&nbsp;&euro;7.2 million (53 million DKK), the redesigned building now has&nbsp;2,800 square meters of exhibition space and large glass windows to allow ample sunlight and views of the landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7vrl5qt1v2l8aje.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qk/qkf0s143o6tw9a7v.jpg"></p><p>Dorte Mandrup envisioned the building's design as &ldquo;a new sculptural interpretation&rdquo; rooted in the region's tradition and history &mdash; and quite literally too, in that the architects wanted the building to appear as if it had emerged from the ground.&nbsp;</p><p>Based ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988796/this-slick-staircase-restores-access-to-medieval-kal-castle-in-denmark This slick staircase restores access to medieval Kalø Castle in Denmark Justine Testado 2017-01-26T19:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T14:10:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7xhdk6mro40v91y1.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in the 14th century on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, the&nbsp;Kal&oslash; Castle ruins is one of the country's most iconic landmarks and tourist hotspots. But the medieval tower was largely inaccessible to the public, and lacked any internal structure for centuries. That all changed with a crafty intervention by Copenhagen-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/34030741/map-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAP Architects</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35699844/mast-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mast-Studio</a>, who successfully designed a zig-zagging staircase inside the monument.</p><p>Commissioned by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, the architects completed the project in 2016. The 38 m2 staircase lets visitors enter and climb through the tower, which is 3 stories high and 2 stories deep. People can walk further up the stairs to access facade openings and balconies, where they can take in views of the surrounding landscape.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zfrltpf80skeubvr.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rpvsnbn15tbj6av9.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ld/ldqhhz8klce721pe.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cn3agqrq9bm13sb.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0aht0zpjs3pzsd2z.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The desire to allow the visitor to &lsquo;touch&rsquo; the archaeological layers of the tower, and simultaneously &lsquo;leave&rsquo; the ruin and &lsquo;levitate&rsquo; in the landscape was pivotal,&rdquo; MAP Architects writes. &ldquo;The building site was e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986393/a-hyper-democratic-housing-complex-in-copenhagen-combines-community-input-with-contextual-design A "hyper-democratic" housing complex in Copenhagen combines community input with contextual design Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:11:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p5/p5fofzwx5vqb1fu8.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kr&oslash;yers Plads, a five-story housing project in the center of Copenhagen, has just finished construction. The site, previously a &ldquo;gap&rdquo; in a continuous row of warehouses, is adjacent to the Copenhagen harbor. Designed by the Danish architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE, the award-winning project is based on a &ldquo;hyper-democratic&rdquo; approach, in which &ldquo; folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new, and a modern, empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.&rdquo; According to the designers, &ldquo;hyper-democratic&rdquo; means that the building was designed with intensive community input and site-specific gestures.</p><p>&rdquo;The neighbours were for instance invited to help define the height of the buildings and to help select the materials &ndash; both crucial for the way the new Kr&oslash;yers Plads relates to its surroundings. Instead of inventing a new building typology, Kr&oslash;yers Plads became a reinvention of the one already found adjace...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968110/foster-partners-begins-construction-of-floating-copenhagen-office-building Foster + Partners begins construction of "floating" Copenhagen office building Alexander Walter 2016-09-12T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-16T00:02:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gl/gldjv6pgmiqpwlqi.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place in Copenhagen for Foster + Partners&rsquo; headquarters for Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The 39,000 square metre office is located on the urban fringe of the city in Kastrup, near the international airport, where it is possible to see the Swedish city of Malm&ouml;, where Ferring was founded. The structure is made up of a triangular glass building that appears to float above a stone plinth, which also acts as its first line of defence against floods.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9swwq8db4gdszx9y.jpg"></p><p>Other recent Foster + Partner stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956119/construction-begins-on-major-foster-partners-project-in-sweden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction begins on major Foster + Partners project in Sweden</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951224/apple-s-spaceship-campus-by-the-numbers-including-an-estimated-5b-price-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus, by the numbers (including an estimated $5b price tag)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948820/what-does-a-1-million-dollar-staircase-look-like" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What does a $1 million dollar staircase look like?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951811/the-optical-illusion-behind-copenhagen-s-bryggeblomsten-residential-tower The optical illusion behind Copenhagen's Bryggeblomsten residential tower Julia Ingalls 2016-06-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1t/1tnxrvhg64f6gp3c.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a floor plan designed around the concept of petals furling outward from a flower's stem the anodized bronze-toned aluminum and glass&nbsp;tower known as&nbsp;Bryggeblomstem ("the Brygge Flower"), has been granted the&nbsp;"Best Residential Building" award by the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>&nbsp;Municipality. The 8,100 square foot, 15-floor, 58-unit apartment building designed by&nbsp;Mangor &amp; Nagel architects&nbsp;makes use of natural light to create well-illuminated apartments with views of the city, the harbor, and the surrounding landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qerb3agea801wq9k.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, the architects stated that they purposefully rotated the floor plans&nbsp;thirty degrees relative to each other to increase the number of corners and corresponding vertical lines, thus using an optical illusion to make the building appear taller than it actually is.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/04/04lbaw63pgnidkwp.jpg"></p><p>Claus J&oslash;rgensen, creative director and architect at Mangor &amp; Nagel's Copenhagen office, noted that&nbsp;"I'm really pleased with our floor plan design. The result is some extremely well-appointed apartments that ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950566/copenhagen-is-the-first-city-to-try-to-monetize-its-data Copenhagen is the first city to try to monetize its data Nicholas Korody 2016-06-09T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:05:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ky/kyi33x2j21h2r2fw.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen has become the first city in the world to attempt to monetize its, and others&rsquo;, data through a city data market. Traffic snarl-ups, home break-ins, whether it rained or snowed, and how much electricity the city dwellers use each day is among the data to be traded for cash, city officials announced. Interestingly, the city, which is partnering with Hitachi on the project, also wants to incorporate others&rsquo; data.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Not all data will have a price tag&mdash;some of it will be free, but it will be anonymized anyway."</em></p><p>Relatedly, in a recent <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conversation</a> with Joseph Grima, co-founder of Space Caviar, the architect suggested, "...the home is becoming a factory of data to the point that one could pay one's rent through the process of producing data simply through a set of domestic activities."</p><p>For other relevant content, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945857/copenhagen-divests-from-fossil-fuels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen divests from fossil fuels</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529092/losing-yourself-in-the-smart-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Losing yourself in the smart city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117114018/in-the-end-they-will-destroy-democracy-the-guardian-on-smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;In the end, they will destroy democracy' &ndash; The Guardian on smart cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/358145/big-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creating a universal language for city data</a></li></ul><p><em>This month, Archinect's coverage includes a special thematic focus, <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753896/june-privacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Privacy</a></strong>. Have projects that grapple with how city data and other new modes of urbanism have changed our notion of privacy? Submit to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947974/open-call-for-submissions-privacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">open call</a>&nbsp;by Sunday, June 19.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948655/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-rewarding-obscurity Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: rewarding obscurity Andrea Dietz 2016-05-31T17:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:58:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0e/0ewozzdlur1mpkwz.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Much will be published over the coming days about the Biennale's national pavilion winners&mdash;Spain&rsquo;s &ldquo;Unfinished&rdquo; (with the Golden Lion) and Japan&rsquo;s &ldquo;en: Art of Nexus&rdquo; and Peru&rsquo;s &ldquo;Our Amazon Frontline&rdquo; (with special mentions). It is a phenomenon that conceals the terrain, limiting the perspective of the majority, and inaccurately reduces the dynamism of the lived experience. At the same time, after the fascination with the nominations wears off, it garners those passed over with a certain mystique. In the interest of representation and curiosity, then, it seems fitting to acknowledge a (very) small sampling of the more and wider.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwyd6vakp6f6whum.jpg"></p><p>Oh, Canada. This year, per curator Pierre B&eacute;langer, the Canadians overcame &ldquo;a list of every possible bureaucratic, logistical, and material blockade imaginable multiplied times three&rdquo; in order to participate in the Biennale. With their permanent pavilion closed for construction and an agitator&rsquo;s stance, the &ldquo;Extraction&rdquo; team&rsquo;s contribution is all fight. They t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945857/copenhagen-divests-from-fossil-fuels Copenhagen divests from fossil fuels Nicholas Korody 2016-05-17T18:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:44:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7bprc3evjpvepi77.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Copenhagen will pull its investments out of coal, oil and gas companies. The city council have agreed to divest the fossil fuel holdings of the city&rsquo;s &euro;920 million investment fund [...] "Copenhagen decided to ban investments in companies that gain more than 5 percent of their revenue from coal, oil and gas. The criteria apply to companies that engage in prospecting, extracting or refining coal, oil and gas..."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Good work Danes! For other urban efforts to curb our collective fossil fuel addiction, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143667350/what-the-paris-agreement-means-for-architecture" target="_blank">What the Paris Agreement means for architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143664937/britain-s-last-deep-pit-coal-mine-closes-the-end-of-the-industrial-revolution" target="_blank">Britain's last deep-pit coal mine closes &mdash; the end of the industrial revolution?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138435289/the-climate-is-getting-hotter-and-we-re-not-doing-nearly-enough" target="_blank">The climate is getting hotter, and we're not doing nearly enough</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941589/san-francisco-to-mandate-solar-panels-for-new-constructions" target="_blank">San Francisco to mandate solar panels for new constructions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943474/cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-opens-to-the-public COBE + MVRDV's rockin’ new Ragnarock Museum opens to the public Justine Testado 2016-05-03T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:28:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nestled within an industrial patch of warehouses in the Danish city of Roskilde stands the golden-studded, newly inaugurated Ragnarock, a museum where rock, pop, and youth culture are housed under one roof. COBE and MVRDV joined forces to design the new museum, which is part of the larger ROCKmagneten masterplan that the architects won in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa33y5fn1en901h3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzmguh9syhs80stl.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/quct3fhnakitg4hu.jpg"></p><p>Head over <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4861/closer-look-cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to Bustler</a> for more details.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22264080/rockmagneten-mvrdv-and-cobe-win-danish-rock-museum-competition-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940818/jens-bertelsen-co-founder-of-bertelsen-scheving-shares-his-favorite-local-sites-in-copenhagen Jens Bertelsen, co-founder of Bertelsen & Scheving, shares his favorite local sites in Copenhagen Justine Testado 2016-04-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:27:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vy/vywyllyuabrmf6qe.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way.&nbsp;How do designers experience their cities as locals?</p><p>Many a listicle have mentioned Copenhagen as one of the most livable cities in the world with the happiest residents. How could that be? &ldquo;Perhaps [it is] because Copenhagen is designed for people &mdash; for life. From architecture to infrastructure to food and culture, Copenhagen has plenty to offer&rdquo;, describes <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141208175/the-queen-s-architect-listen-to-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-2-with-jens-bertelsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jens Bertelsen</a>, CEO and a founding partner of locally based practice&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/bertelsenscheving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bertelsen &amp; Scheving</a>. Archinect reached out to the firm, and Bertelsen shared some of his favorite undiscovered places around town that the architecturally inclined traveler is sure to enjoy.</p><p><strong>From N&oslash;rreport to the hip N&oslash;rrebro</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gofmq9ohjr5bzeh6.jpg"></p><p>Experience the streets with LOTS of bicycles. Watch the cyclists and the newly rebuild N&oslash;rreport train station. Take a walk from N&oslash;rreport St. to Queen Louise&rsquo;s Bridge and experience the tons of cyclists and pedestrians at what has become an unusual...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149426414/perforated-sailing-tower-spotlights-denmark-s-commercial-aarhus-harbor Perforated "Sailing Tower" spotlights Denmark's commercial Aarhus harbor Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T18:29:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T18:49:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i5/i5bjz2v63uhr1kqg.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With bold geometric references to cargo sailing masts and portholes, the primary function of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55355636/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a>'s&nbsp;Sailing Tower is to reference the considerable maritime history of the Danish harbor, which was founded in the 8th century and remains an active commercial port today. The tower, which was inaugurated in August 2015, incorporates two official viewing platforms, the upper one of which offers a 360 degree view of Aarhus. Sited on the docks, the tower is categorized as an urban sculpture, not only for its direct relationship with the harbor, but its visual orientation toward the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6k4ns8rsjw0vxybq.jpg"></p><p>The staircase offers perforated panoramic views as visitors climb up (although a lift has been installed for those unable to climb stairs), while the steel-plate construction also recalls the feeling of being at sea. At night, the mast-like geometry of the Tower's exterior is illuminated by LEDs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j7/j7fwv9wm14644idq.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141282117/big-sanaa-lacaton-vassal-pre-qualified-to-compete-in-designing-new-aarhus-school-of-architecture BIG, SANAA, Lacaton & Vassal pre-qualified to compete in designing new Aarhus School of Architecture Justine Testado 2015-11-17T14:06:00-05:00 >2015-11-19T14:01:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2xwhd1xrcnyreb1.jpg" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18812/arkitektskolen-aarhus-the-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aarhus School of Architecture</a> in Denmark is set on revamping itself with the construction of a brand new school building, and the search to find the architect to design it is underway. According to the School, a total of 42 teams worldwide responded to the first phase of the competition. Along with&nbsp;the Danish Building &amp; Property Agency &mdash; the contractor of the project, the School selected three pre-qualified teams from a strong field of candidates. They are:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>&nbsp;(Denmark) along with Transform + Ramb&oslash;ll +&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/58461003/sla-landscape-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SLA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>&nbsp;(Japan) along with B+G Ingenieure +&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17195943/sasaki-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sasaki and Partners</a></li><li>LACATON &amp; VASSAL (France) along with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/66029871/powerhouse-company" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powerhouse</a>&nbsp;+ Kristine Jensens Tegnestue</li></ul><p>However, there are still three spots left. When the next phase starts in December, the Danish Building &amp; Property Agency will launch an open international design competition welcoming all architects and architecture students, from which the last three candidates will be chosen.</p><p>All six pre-qualified candidates will then advance to the restricte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141208175/the-queen-s-architect-listen-to-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-2-with-jens-bertelsen The Queen's Architect: listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with Jens Bertelsen Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-16T14:01:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:36:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zp/zp00vtme1nozsdet.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast, I speak with Jens Bertelsen &ndash; a Danish architect specializing in historic preservation, who since 2011 has called himself "The Queen's Architect." Bertelsen&rsquo;s official title under the Danish monarch (Queen Margrethe II) translates to something like &ldquo;Royal Building Inspector,&rdquo; &ldquo;Royal Builder&rdquo; or &ldquo;Royal Surveyor,&rdquo; but essentially means he's responsible for making sure that all the structures belonging to the monarchy stay in shape, and ideally, in use. This includes buildings like the&nbsp;Danish Parliament and the royal family&rsquo;s winter home, Amalienborg Castle.</p><p>Bertelsen's firm, <a href="http://bsarkitekter.dk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bertelsen &amp; Scheving</a>, was founded in 2007 in Copenhagen, and specializes in historic preservation work. Bertelsen will hold the Royal Builder position until 2016.</p><p>Listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with <strong>Jens Bertelsen</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135192680/buy-your-own-private-island-off-the-coast-of-copenhagen-just-8-5-m Buy your own private island off the coast of Copenhagen, just $8.5 m Nicholas Korody 2015-08-26T15:42:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T15:42:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o3k97fuyl5zg5tms.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It may not have palm trees or tiki torches, but &ndash; if you're in the market for a private island &ndash; you should probably check out&nbsp;Flakfortet, some 3.5 miles off the coast of lovely Copenhagen.&nbsp;</p><p>An artificial island constructed in 1915 as a naval base to protect the city during World War I, Flakfortet is a protected landmark and was in use until 1968.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avxvmdft2nv8m65g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7arq29njm4b29m4h.jpg"></p><p>A restaurant was added to the&nbsp;330,000 sq ft island and draws around 20,000 people a year. Bingo! It basically pays for itself!</p><p>Not only would you (conceivably) gain access to the perks of Denmark's robust welfare state, you could also have fun exploring the 1km network of underground tunnels.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b93ippp2bjjuca70.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f9ki10mo013tvmp3.jpg"></p><p>Have friends visiting? Have them park their yacht in the marina.</p><p>For just&nbsp;&nbsp;&pound;5.5 million (56 million Danish Krone or USD $8.5 million), Flakfortet could be yours!&nbsp;</p><p>via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.claus-borg.dk/bolig/42689/Flakfortet-1-1433-Koebenhavn-K/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Claus Borg &amp; Partner</a>, h/t&nbsp;<a href="http://thespaces.com/2015/08/25/private-island-near-copenhagen-goes-on-sale/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Spaces</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrjbe0d3zbaqu407.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xw9zcaciz1x4fb1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5ezyn3428ya8r5lw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k08rvzwfysatioht.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggs8msf80qxom7me.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iolg1qcfj5jcsw7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0eqbx5rhk7ikf1o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/ht2y62rscg07eay5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1c4palxlu98z7lg4.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/paz35cshnx0bou2x.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-12-01T17:21:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ln/lno48myv1lhhj7xg.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A pedestrian bridge designed by Olafur Eliasson has opened in Copenhagen, inspired by the Danish-Icelandic artist's childhood in Iceland. Reminiscent of sailing boats, Cirkelbroen, or circle bridge, is made of five circular platforms in different sizes, each with its own "mast", according to Danish foundation Nordea-fonden [...]. Spanning the Danish capital's Christianshavn canal, the bridge, some 40 meters-long (131 feet), has a section that swings open to allow boats to pass through.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Olafur Eliasson in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85311166/olafur-eliasson-receives-2014-mcdermott-award-in-the-arts-at-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson receives 2014 McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131872214/selgascano-design-pavilion-for-africa-in-denmark SelgasCano design pavilion for Africa in Denmark Alexander Walter 2015-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-02-11T11:08:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x8/x8hf4fecdg99vf38.jpg" width="650" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot young Spanish architects Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano of SelgasCano have designed a pop-up exhibition pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity. Made of low-cost materials, such as scaffold poles and plastic sheets, which the architects have jazzed up inspired by traditional sub-Saharan settlements, the pavilion is due to travel to Kenya. The show in leafy Humlebaek near Copenhagen closes at the end of September.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s airy, bright and colorful pavilions are a sought-after commodity this summer: less than a month ago, the practice <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unveiled its completed design</a> for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London.</p><p>To learn more about the&nbsp;<em>Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity</em> exhibition, click <a href="http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125530526/copenhagen-could-ax-its-pioneering-city-bike-program-by-month-s-end Copenhagen could ax its pioneering city bike program by month's end Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T19:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:12:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9olcrzjddqgd342w.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2013, Copenhagen&mdash;a city of ebullient cyclists&mdash;launched the mother of all city bike schemes. Its white bikes were fitted with motors and GPS-enabled tablets&mdash;expensive, but designed for a place&nbsp;whose people and visitors truly believed cycling was the best way forward. Now the city that pioneered its&nbsp;first shared bikes in 1995&nbsp;is facing a stark&nbsp;possibility: no bike share scheme at all.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123282174/copenhagen-approves-sleek-mosque-design-by-henning-larsen-architects Copenhagen approves sleek mosque design by Henning Larsen Architects Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T15:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T12:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d2/d225e0c2580daea20ead31197117ccf8.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Muslims in Copenhagen can look forward to getting a new place of worship as Copenhagen Municipality has approved a planning application for a new, modern-looking mosque this week by the Muslim faith group Islamisk Trossamfund. The new mosque, which will be designed by the renowned architect firm Henning Larsen Architects, will replace a current mosque located on the corner of Dortheavej and Tomsg&aring;rdsvej in the Nordvest district of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115592953/building-a-collaborative-jig-saw-pavilion-at-the-media-and-architecture-biennale-in-aarhus Building a collaborative jig-saw pavilion at the Media and Architecture Biennale in Aarhus Justine Testado 2014-12-09T20:51:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:10:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lc/lctfdoc7igfva7x3.jpg" width="650" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Programming Natural Affect" was one of the collaborative workshops during the <a href="http://mab14.mediaarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media and Architecture Bienniale 2014</a> last month in Aarhus, Denmark. Organized by Anna Ulak and Philipp Rahlenbeck of <a href="http://www.openconstructs.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">openconstructs</a>, the workshop focused on fusing the organic properties of nature and the built urban environment through new media and architecture.</p><p>Participants learned about combining analog and digital production methods as they worked with each other and the organizers in building a small prefabricated pavilion. At the end of the workshop, the pavilion was displayed in the Main Exhibition during the Bienniale.</p><p>Ulak shared further project details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zp5z2msfwtwd8sod.jpg"></p><p>"Rather than trying to fully control/manage the relationship between the natural and built environment with computation (and its metaphors), this proposal sets out to augment the natural world. Thus creating artificial environments that evokes the organic. An architecture that artificially amplifies the experiences of nature that is diminish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107096998/lego-house-in-billund-denmark-begins-construction-by-laying-giant-lego-brick-shaped-foundation-stones Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick–shaped foundation stones Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T09:58:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ex/ex2fasg2b3w9ifb7.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week the first six oversize Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group&rsquo;s hometown. Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture of the Lego House is based on&mdash;what else but?&mdash;the iconic shape of the Lego brick.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design for LEGO House, designed by BIG, unveiled today</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed' Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rt/rtsuuy4dsr6bm0tv.jpg" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olafur Eliasson has tried something else. For his latest site-specific project, which opens on 20 August, the artist has transformed the entire south wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark into a convincing riverbed &ndash; a messy, stony accumulation of sedimentary rock and watery channels that threatens to silt up the white space of the gallery entirely. The result is an uncanny collision of manmade and natural views, and a Sublime reminder of the slow power of nature to erode [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106019341/danish-parking-garage-invites-to-stay-and-play Danish parking garage invites to stay and play Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T10:41:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79cc3d05ada109df7d56f4365c0aead6.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new parking garage in Nordhavn, Denmark by JAJA Architects will combine form, functionality, and fun. Draped in greenery and topped with a public playground, the aptly named Park and Play reimagines a garage as an active social space rather than simply a storage place for cars. [...] The garage is being built as part of the first phase of Nordhavn&rsquo;s almost 500-acre master plan to be developed over the next 40 to 50 years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105885132/more-details-on-big-s-cage-free-zootopia-redesign More details on BIG's cage-free “Zootopia” redesign Justine Testado 2014-08-06T02:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-06T12:46:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/57/57xxgspnhqlogc7l.jpg" width="650" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a commission for the iconic Givskud Zoo in Denmark, BIG's current proposal "Zootopia" includes an open, cage-free zoo landscape for the animals to roam in that is divided into three zones titled "Asia", "Africa", and "America". Human visitors can then observe and ogle at the animals in integrated structures or at elevated viewpoints, and ideally out of the animals' plain sight.</p><p>Despite BIG's optimistic approach in the redesign, a manmade zoo can't fully replace the animals' true natural habitats&nbsp;&mdash; no matter how spacious or meticulously replicated.</p><p>Check out the current proposal below:</p><p>Project statement:&nbsp; "Architects&rsquo; greatest and most important task is to design man-made ecosystems - to ensure that our cities and buildings suit the way we want to live. We must make sure that our cities offer a generous framework for different people - from different backgrounds, economy, gender, culture, education and age &ndash; so they can live together in harmony while taking into account individual ne...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105860949/denmark-s-cage-free-zoo-will-put-humans-in-captivity Denmark's cage-free zoo will put humans in captivity Alexander Walter 2014-08-05T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b82fd38ad01cc829a31591e95ce3dd21.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bjarke Ingels&rsquo;s &lsquo;zootopia&rsquo; reverses the role of captor and captive to let animals roam free, while humans are hidden from view. But will it become a feral version of the Hunger Games?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98448530/hortus-conclusus-andersen-1st-prize-for-h-c-andersen-house-of-fairytales-denmark “Hortus Conclusus Andersen” - 1st-prize for H C Andersen House of Fairytales, Denmark Justine Testado 2014-04-21T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:50:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x5/x5v4nrl8zs4p81c5.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fairytale wouldn't be complete without the "Hortus Conclusus Andersen" from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum's House of Fairytales competition. Designed by Transborder Studio of Oslo, the proposal was the lucky first-prize winner of the international ideas competition that drew in nearly 500 entrants. These results are only the beginning, as the H C Museum plans for a more restricted design competition for the House of Fairytales.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9iwklb4o5rsw0n6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jclsm5peiajmrbn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j4qqpkxfazfxrlq.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5olgcc7jlozzlid8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4iupjicxleg5z92k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vo6lgmm1qr45rkas.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/hortus_conclusus_andersen_-_1st-prize_for_h_c_andersen_house_of_fairytales/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90695068/katoxvictoria-s-sprouting-city-blocks-runner-up-for-europan-denmark-copenhagen KATOxVictoria’s “Sprouting City Blocks” - Runner-up for Europan Denmark, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2014-01-07T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/93/93jwue2cs3r3it9t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our Europan 12 featured entry for today is "Sprouting City Blocks" by KATOxVictoria, a Copenhagen-based design office founded in 2011 by architects Hiroshi Kato and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen. Designed for the Vesterbro district in the competition's Copenhagen site, KATOxVictoria's entry won the runner-up award in the latest Europan Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a preview of "Sprouting City Blocks":</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oaje3wo150ey3bcr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4odq9xzo39wn8zje.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqvp2zdl2cygbpn0.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>Images courtesy of KATOxVictoria.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for more images. More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/katoxvictorias_sprouting_city_blocks_-_runner-up_for_europan_denmark_copenh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86848249/big-s-bl-vand-bunker-museum-to-be-built-in-historic-dune-landscape-in-varde-denmark BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum to be built in historic dune landscape in Varde, Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-18T17:53:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T17:56:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxutauz2gwozt8ua.jpg" width="650" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG's latest museum design, the Bl&aring;vand Bunker Museum, will be built in the historic dune landscape of Varde in Denmark after the museum received the necessary funding from the A.P. M&oslash;ller and Chastine Mc-Kinney M&oslash;ller Foundation. The museum will transform a former German WWII bunker into a four-volume museum complex &mdash; all while fully integrated into one of the dunes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pigafdk0ftfnrbr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iu26evgnis07y5op.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dibsynzas3vso57s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j77mzuul5hlk7bna.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of BIG.</em></p>