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.

 

In 2005 Dan Stubbergaard and Vanessa Miriam Carlow founded COBE. The name COBE is derived from the two cities the founders are coming from - COpenhagen and BErlin. Since its establishment, COBE has gained international recognition through the realization of beautiful and innovative projects.

 

Today, COBE is two separate companies - one seated in Copenhagen (COBE ApS headed by Dan Stubbergaard), and one in Berlin (COBE Berlin GmbH headed by Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow).

 

The two offices have shared a number of projects in the past, and apart from developing projects individually, they continue to share and collaborate on selected projects - also in the future.

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 a limited liability company owned by Founder and Creative Director Dan Stubbergaard.

 

COBE is situated in a refurbished warehouse centrally located on the Copenhagen harbor front, and currently employs approximately 100 dedicated architects, urban planners and administrative staff of different nationalities.

 

COBE is run by a management team consisting of Dan Stubbergaard and a core team of Project and Administration Managers. 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:

2015

ICONIC Award - Winner: Visionary Architecture / Adidas Meet & Eat

 

2015

Dreyer Foundation - Dreyer Foundation's Honory Award

 

2015

MIPIM Award - Best Residential Development / Krøyers Plads

 

2012

Nykredit Foundation - Nykredit’s Architecture Prize

 

2012

MIPIM Award - Best Refurbished Building / The Library

 

2011

Copenhagen Award for Architecture - Best Public Building / The Library

 

2006

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