COBE’s Ultra-Fast Charging Stations is named winner of the Infrastructure Prize at Building Awards 2018. The jury found, among other things, that the ultra-fast charging stations are a step in the right direction if Denmark is to be free of petrol and diesel cars.

 

While it takes approx. five minutes to fill up your car with petrol, charging an electric vehicle today is a more time-consuming exercise. COBE’s design for the ultra-fast charging station is based on a green rethink of the conventional petrol station. The charging station should not only minimize the charging time, but also create a meaningful break for the driver. The station takes the form of a series of structural ‘trees’, with ‘crowns’ that filter light and shade. The modular approach means that the design is scalable, and that one ‘tree’ can easily be multiplied to become a ‘forest’ depending on the required capacity. 

 

The future is being built in Fredericia these days, with the first ultra-fast charging station under construction, set for completion in 2019. 

 

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We are celebrating the Stockholm book launch of Our Urban Living Room next week. Please join us for two events:

 

A conversation with COBE and Veronica Hejdelind from Arwidssonstiftelsen.

When: November 14 2018, 5.30 pm to 7 pm

Where: Konst-Ig, Åsögatan 124, 116 24 Stockholm, Sweden

See more info here

 

A lecture based on COBE's ten years of practice, grounded in social liveability and urban democracy

When: November 15 2018. The lecture begins at 6 pm. Mingle with drinks, snacks and book sales from 5.30 pm
Where: Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

See more info here

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The Silo is nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019.

 

Biannually, the prize is granted by The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the European Commission to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe. In this way, the Award draws attention to the major contribution by European professionals to the development of new ideas and technologies. At the same time, it offers both individuals and public institutions an opportunity to reach a clearer understanding of the cultural role of architecture in the construction of our cities. The Mies van der Rohe Award is the official architecture prize of the European Union.

 

Read more about the prize here.

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Desigmmuseum Danmark celebrates their new plaza, entrance, café, ticket office and museum shop with a public grand opening event on Friday November 2 2018. Please join us at 3.30-5.00 pm and celebrate the museum's new entrance where you will have the opportunity to experience and explore design - even before entering the museum.

 

When:

2 November 2018, 3.30-5.00 pm

 

Where: 

Designmuseum Danmark

Bredgade 6

DK-1260 Copenhagen

Denmark

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1 October 2018 Tingbjerg Library and Culture House officially opened to the public. The opening was marked by a huge celebration where the public and future users of the building experienced their new community house.

 

With the opening, Tingbjerg Library and Culture House is a new landmark building that will be a new gathering point for people of all ages and backgrounds. The new library and culture house has been designed with input from the residents of the multicultural Tingbjerg community in western Copenhagen to create a new destination at the heart of their neighbourhood. COBE’s aim is for the project to serve as an urban catalyst and an architectural framework for social and cultural activities, thereby contributing to a positive development of the local community on the fringe of Copenhagen.

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COBE will be participating in the Urgent.Academy - Share Your Practice conference held at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is setting out to share the real practices within strategic design, change-making and architecture. COBE's Dan Stubbergaard will be speaking about how be make spaces that make sense and cater to how we want to live, work and interact with each other.  

 

Sign up here.

 

When:

11 October 2018, 1:00-5:00 pm

 

Where:

Copenhagen Business School - Arla Auditorium

Solbjerg Plads 3

DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Denmark

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Strandberg Publishing presents COBE's transformation of The Silo in Nordhavn, Copenhagen. The book contains an interview with Founder of COBE Dan Stubbergaard, an essay by Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss about the project and COBE’s work in general, images by COAST Studio and graphics by Studio Atlant. 

 

The 96 pages book is part of a book series of 10 volumes each showcasing and illustrating one building and through this portraying the architecture firm behind it.

 

Buy the book through the online bookshop of Strandberg Publishing here

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Copenhagen's new meeting place, Tingbjerg Library and Culture House, is finally ready to open to the public. Put an X in your calendar on 1 October 2018, as the new library and culture house invites to the official opening event.

 

The day will be filled with music, workshops and lectures. The final programme of the day will be announced on the library's Facebook page and website.

 

When:

1 October 2018, 3:00-9:00 pm 

 

Where:

Skolesiden 4

2700 Brønshøj 

Denmark

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The Silo wins RENOVER Prisen 2018, acknowledged as Denmark's best renovation project the past year. Out of 182 entries, the prize was granted last night to the team behind the renovation of the former grain silo in Copenhagen's Nordhavn; COBE, Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark. The Silo was awarded with the following words:

 

"The Silo is a billiant example of an ambitious transformation of a post-industrial harbour area into attractive, exclusive residences. This is of great value as there are multiple abandoned silos located around Denmark's harbour areas, awaiting the decision to be reused or demolished. The recklessness of The Silo's material roughness, the interior design and the groundbreaking architectural facade expression are all so promising and innovative that there is absolutely no doubt about the renovation's calibre."

 

RENOVER Prisen is an annual award celebrating Denmark's best renovation - funded by Reldania and Grundejernes Investeringsfond. The ambition is to provide the visibility and recognition that the architectural discipline deserves by emphasizing outstanding renovation projects that exist throughout the country. Read more here.

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COBE is participating in the annual Finnish Housing Fair, taking place in Helsinki this year, organised in cooperation with the City of Helsinki and the City Living in Jätkäsaari.

 

Project Manager Alexander Ejsing will deliver a lecture based on COBE's work in Copenhagen, grounded in social liveability and urban democracy, followed by the opening seminar for the architecture and innovation competition Housing Reform Helsinki – Housing 2020. 

 

When:

7 september 2018, 12:00-4:00 pm

 

Where:

Clarion Hotellissa, Sitra Auditorio

Ruoholahti

Itämeternkatu 11-13

Helsinki

Finland

 

Sign up for the lecture here.

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