COBE is a progressive and contemporary community of architects that focuses on architecture and design – from buildings to public space, to large scale urban planning.


For us, architecture is not a matter of a certain style or form, but more importantly its adaptability to the local context, its social life and its users.


It is our aim to create social interaction through all our projects. That is why COBE has developed a community of architects with the capability to approach all scales of architecture from urban planning, to buildings and public space. It is these elements combined, that create the physical conditions for people's lives and their social interaction.


Our approach to architecture is inclusive; with social, practical, economical and environmental issues integrated within the process. We consider architecture to be a process of dialogue and we involve selected experts and consultants, across countries and professional fields, in every stage of the design process.

COBE is owned by architect and founder Dan Stubbergaard.


COBE is situated in a refurbished warehouse centrally located on the Copenhagen harbor front in Nordhavn, Copenhagen, and currently employs approximately 130 dedicated architects, urban planners and administrative staff of different nationalities.


COBE is run by a management consisting of Dan Stubbergaard and a core team of Directors. Together, they are responsible for the company’s overall development and strategic long-term goals.


All projects are developed in project teams, made up of a mix of senior and junior architects, which are led by a Project Manager. Cross-disciplinary teamwork is central in our working method and each project team cooperates with a wide range of external experts in order to obtain the best opportunities and potential towards finding innovative solutions in each particular project.

COBE has created numerous award-winning projects. This is reflected in the awards received by the office.


Selected awards:


Eckersberg Royal Medal 2016 


Børsen Gazelle Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


The Dreyer Foundation Grant Prize of Honor 2015 


Nykredit’s Architecture Prize 2012


Nykredit's Motivation Award 2007


The Golden Lion 2006 - Best National Pavilion - International Venice Biennale of Architecture