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A look into Estudio Lunar’s Ørestad Syd masterplan proposal in Denmark

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Five teams were invited to participate in a restricted competition to propose a masterplan for the final expansion of the developing Ørestad Syd (South Ørestad) district, which is near the heart of Copenhagen. Rotterdam-based Estudio Lunar, who collaborated with Henrich + Artigues and

EFFEKT to design a new Streetmekka skate facility in Denmark

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The Esbjerg "Game Streetmekka" facility by Danish architects EFFEKT celebrates street sports and culture as part of the contemporary urban fabric. Designed in collaboration with MASU Planning, Luke Jouppi, Rambøll Engineering, and local contractor VestByg, EFFEKT's proposal recently won 1st prize in a competition to repurpose a…

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter to design Wadden Sea Centre in UNESCO heritage site

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter was recently appointed to design the Wadden Sea Centre for the city of Esbjerg. The Centre will be built at the Wadden Sea, which is Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed World Heritage site. Other previous competition wins from Dorte Mandrup include…

Results of Copenhagen’s Land Art Generator Initiative

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014
The Land Art Generator Initiative held its 2014 ideas competition in Copenhagen -- a timely choice as the Danish city works toward carbon neutrality by 2025. The LAGI competition invited interdisciplinary teams worldwide to share their ideas on how to incorporate sustainable infrastructure art to Copenhagen. Two…

A peek into “Sight” from the Land Art Generator Initiative 2014 in Copenhagen

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014
"Sight" by Michal Pajakiewicz and Magdalena Rolka from Moscow is one of several highlighted entries from the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative ideas competition in Copenhagen. Situated near the iconic Little Mermaid, "Sight" depicts a large eye reflected into the water. The eye will then become less…

BIG proposes cage-free “Zootopia” redesign for iconic Danish zoo

Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
BIG brings out a rather "wild" concept in Zootopia, a commission they received from the iconic Givskud Zoo in Denmark. The proposal includes a spacious cage-free zoo landscape for the animals to roam in, which is divided into three zones titled "Asia", "Africa", and "America". Human visitors…

junya ishigami + associates and Svendborg Architects win House of Peace competition in Copenhagen

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Despite the constant chaos happening throughout the world, the values of peace and coexistence will stand strong. Based on this notion, the HOPE Foundation in Denmark recently concluded their House of Peace competition, which sought the best concept for a new peace landmark to be built on…

The top winning student entries of the Troldtekt Award 2014

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014
Simplicity can go a long way in design, as seen in the 2014 edition of the biennial Troldtekt Award. The international concept competition challenged architecture and design students to find innovative applications of the Troldtekt wood+concrete acoustic panels made by the Danish company. The jury evaluated 115…

Appearances DO matter in the 2014 Danish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Looks aren't everything in architecture, but they sure count! According to the Danish pavilion exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the power of aesthetics and simply using one's senses can lead to finding new approaches to design. Titled Empowerment of Aesthetics, the Danish exhibition examines how paying…

“Hortus Conclusus Andersen” - 1st-prize for H C Andersen House of Fairytales, Denmark

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014
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. The…

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