Archinect - News 2017-06-24T04:58:30-04:00 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="" 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> 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="" 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=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Head over <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to Bustler</a> for more details.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde</a></p> COBE to design Adidas’ Meet & Eat in Germany Justine Testado 2014-12-16T14:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:50-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sports brand giant Adidas recently selected the COBE-led consortium to design the Adidas "Meet &amp; Eat", a new public conference center at the Adidas Group's World of Sports headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany...The 11,000 m2 building has an open, clean design that complements and embraces its natural surrounding landscape. Aside the hints of Adidas' insignia through the interior, the "striped" pattern of the roof also seems to subtly nod to the brand's triple-stripe mark.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> COBE and Transform's Maritime Museum and Exploratorium celebrates grand opening in Porsgrunn Justine Testado 2013-12-13T20:23:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T20:18:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> After winning first prize in a 2009 competition, Danish firms <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COBE</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transform</a> collaborated once again to design the new Maritime Museum and Exploratorium, which opened its doors to the public today in the Porsgrunn Harbor in Norway.<br><br> Incorporating Porsgrunn's industrial surroundings in its design, the new museum was built to become a contemporary landmark and bring more attention to the river, long considered as the town's "backside."<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> The new museum has already gained some recognition even before today's grand opening. Just last month, it received the Porsgrunn Municipality&rsquo;s building practice prize 2013 (&ldquo;Byggeskikkpris&rdquo;).</p> <p> Here's more info on the museum's design:<br><br> "The new museum will tell the story of the town&rsquo;s dock yard industry and its maritime history, which has employed thousands of people from the whole region. In addition, the attractive location of the museum right on the riverside opens up an important process for the city concerning the future extensive urban ren...</p> Henning Larsen Architects Releases New European Spallation Source (ESS) Video Alexander Walter 2013-04-17T20:15:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:57:29-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this year in February, we reported that the architectual team Henning Larsen Architects + COBE + SLA had won the design competition for the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden&mdash;soon to become the world&rsquo;s largest and most advanced facility for neutron-based research. The architects have now released a video which provides insight on the ESS project, building, and surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The competition team also includes the engineering partners Buro Happold, NNE Pharmaplan, and Transsolar.</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects, COBE and SLA to Design European Spallation Source (ESS)</a></p> Henning Larsen Architects, COBE and SLA to Design European Spallation Source (ESS) Alexander Walter 2013-02-28T14:17:00-05:00 >2013-04-17T20:23:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international design competition for the European Spallation Source (ESS), in Lund, Sweden the architectual team consisting of Henning Larsen Architects, COBE, and SLA has emerged victoriously. The team also includes the engineering partners Buro Happold, NNE Pharmaplan, and Transsolar. [...] ESS will become the world's largest and most advanced facility for neutron-based research.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The winning proposal beat out tough competition from international design heavy hitters like Foster + Partners, BIG, HOK, or Mecanoo.</em></p> <p> <strong>Update:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects Releases New European Spallation Source (ESS) Video</a></p> COBE and NORD Architects Win Copenhagen’s Prinsessegade Kindergarden Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T19:05:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:09:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish architecture firms COBE and NORD have won the competition for the largest daycare center in all of Denmark. The complex "Prinsessegade Kindergarden and Youth Club" in the heart of Copenhagen wil be second home to 618 children and young people. Landscape architects PK3 and engineering firm Grontmij collaborated on the concept.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> COBE Wins 2012 Nykredit Architecture Prize Alexander Walter 2012-05-15T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-05-15T14:53:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen-based firm COBE, represented by architect Dan Stubbergaard, is the 2012 winner of Scandinavia's prestigious architecture prize, Nykredit's Architecture Prize of DKK 500,000 (USD 86,000).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> COBE and TRANSFORM start construction of new Maritime Museum and Science Center in Norway Alexander Walter 2011-11-11T17:08:00-05:00 >2012-11-07T19:11:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction of the new Maritime Museum and Science Center started this week in Porsgrunn, Norway. The building, designed by Danish architecture offices COBE and TRANSFORM, conveys Norway&rsquo;s transformation from a seafaring nation to a modern society based on knowledge industry. The project is expected to be completed already in fall of 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde Alexander Walter 2011-09-30T13:43:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The MVRDV and COBE scheme for the transformation of a former concrete factory into a multifunctional creative hub was chosen winner of an international design competition. The master plan proposes an informal transformation of the 45,000m2 site into a dense neighborhood, incl. 8,000m2 existing factory halls, organized around a plaza for events.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>